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  1. #1 Marina Roadster - which make of dampers? 
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    I will be fitting new dampers as part of my restoration as the originals are at least 30 years old!
    As I understand it you fit Marina dampers to the rear but Triumph Herald rear dampers to the front as they incorporate bump stops.
    In the past I have always fitted adjustable dampers on my projects but there doesn't seem to be a great deal of choice for the Marina rears. So far I have only found Spax which are fairly expensive at around £100 per corner.
    So my question is - what have others used? I guess some other owners must have replaced them sometime in the recent past?

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    Never found much wrong with standard rears personally
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogoncrazy View Post
    Never found much wrong with standard rears personally
    I used them for years as well on PKK and that got thrashed around the countryside and on auto tests.

    There is at least one thread on this subject here though, maybe worth a search.
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    Thanks guys. I did a search but was only able to find a thread about Avo dampers.

    The problem is that even standard dampers for the Marina rear seem to be non-existant, according to Google anyway. It looks like Monroe used to be one of the suppliers but I can't actually find anybody selling them anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinclan56 View Post
    Thanks guys. I did a search but was only able to find a thread about Avo dampers.

    The problem is that even standard dampers for the Marina rear seem to be non-existant, according to Google anyway. It looks like Monroe used to be one of the suppliers but I can't actually find anybody selling them anymore.

    Cheers, Robin
    I think that this is why Spax are so expensive now. Have you tried the fast marina forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinclan56 View Post
    Thanks guys. I did a search but was only able to find a thread about Avo dampers.

    The problem is that even standard dampers for the Marina rear seem to be non-existant, according to Google anyway. It looks like Monroe used to be one of the suppliers but I can't actually find anybody selling them anymore.

    Cheers, Robin
    i think the price from Spax is because they are no longer off the shelf, but built to order.

    Do you know what your donor car was. There were two sizes of torsion bars and several different rear springs.

    it’s worth ordering suitable bushes fro superflex and updating all the suspension bushes when you change the shocks especially if you are on originals or NOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    i think the price from Spax is because they are no longer off the shelf, but built to order.

    Do you know what your donor car was. There were two sizes of torsion bars and several different rear springs.

    it’s worth ordering suitable bushes fro superflex and updating all the suspension bushes when you change the shocks especially if you are on originals or NOS.

    Yes - I suspected that might be the case. Might have to put my hand in my pocket then, or just wait 'till an NOS pair turn up on ebay.
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    Yes - already bought some Superflex bushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyf View Post
    I think that this is why Spax are so expensive now. Have you tried the fast marina forum?

    I posted a Wanted on the Fast Marina forum. But I don't hold out much hope....

    Cheers, Robin
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    Not familiar with the Marina but just did a search on Autodoc for Marina 1.8TC Rear and these came up. Any use? Peter.

    https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/...%5B0%5D=monroe
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    Yes those are the ones. But out of stock. Seems to be the story everywhere.
    Cheers Robin
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