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Rear Shocks leaked - Replace rear or allround?? :S



  Blk/Gold 182 FF
As title realy, been advised by my local reno specialist, rear shocks have pissed oil! aahhh so how vital are they to replace?? also shall i think about coilovers, new shocks all round or just replace the rear broken ones?
 
  Lionel Richie
use genuine only if you're staying with the original, very important to fix, your car will be handling like s**t at the moment
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
hmm i might just replace the shocks then as coilovers or a new sus set up is going to be well over 110 (the price for two new rear shocks)........

Do the front struts ever need to be changed then? in your opinion :)
 
  328, MK1 Clio 1.4
Just replace the broken ones? Thats like saying, I have a puncture in my front passenger tyre, shall I replace this one or all the tyres?
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
ha true! i was just thinking of an excuse to get a new setup but i just cant afford it! wouldnt mind it sitting a little lower but i dont wanna go down the 'springs. route, would rather get coilovers tbh.
 
  Mk5 golf gti
personally id look at a decnt set of coilies

and get some second hand shocks for the rears for now

i bought 2 for £30 an take 10 mins to replace

you will be amazed how different your car will feel on new shocks compared to fubared ones
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
ahh, i have been looking in the sale section but not many shocks come up. I would like to replace them for coil-overs but thats going to be 500 + :S stock setup is fine for me tbh so might invest in new shocks for the rear.

Are the front shocks prone to leaks or anything that might cause them to be replaced?
 

ilovewilly

ClioSport Club Member
Will go down the road like a bin lid in a gale if you leave it.

When I first got mine I just presumed they drove like crap at speeds.

With new rears, it drove much much better
 
  ITB'd MK1
it's best practice to replace shocks as an axle pair. You'll be fine to just change the rears without doing the fronts, as long as the fronts are in a usable state
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
when arnt they in a usable state? do they leak like the fronts? or will it be like sailing a boat on the see, bouncy as ferk!? they seem ok to me when going round bends, speed humps etc
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
oh right, the only reason i knew one went is beacuse there was oil all over the drive way and it was still coming out of the shock! i thought it was from the sump at first! U reckon i need to change the rear springs aswell as the shocks? seen as theyve been holding up two broken struts lol
 

ilovewilly

ClioSport Club Member
oh right, the only reason i knew one went is beacuse there was oil all over the drive way and it was still coming out of the shock! i thought it was from the sump at first! U reckon i need to change the rear springs aswell as the shocks? seen as theyve been holding up two broken struts lol

Shouldnt need to. My shocks were a right state, and the springs were fine. Again, they were replaced as part of the kit anyway, but I would say they were fully serviceable.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
it's best practice to replace shocks as an axle pair. You'll be fine to just change the rears without doing the fronts, as long as the fronts are in a usable state

This really. And the rears are a piece of piss to swap out on a 182. I swapped my rears last year (?) after the nearside rear pissed it's oil out. I didn't even think for one minute of replacing just the one - I got two new rears and genuine Reno ones at that.

D.
 
  275 Trophy
oh right, the only reason i knew one went is beacuse there was oil all over the drive way and it was still coming out of the shock! i thought it was from the sump at first! U reckon i need to change the rear springs aswell as the shocks? seen as theyve been holding up two broken struts lol

lol, it's not complicated! Just get the rears replaced and don't worry about the fronts, or the springs. Fairly common on clios, rear shocks going but the fronts seem to last better. If you want it lower, get some springs, but change the rear shocks first.
 
  Blk/Gold 182 FF
This really. And the rears are a piece of piss to swap out on a 182. I swapped my rears last year (?) after the nearside rear pissed it's oil out. I didn't even think for one minute of replacing just the one - I got two new rears and genuine Reno ones at that.

D.
did you change the springs too? was there noticable difference from broken reno shocks to new reno shocks? lol
 
  Fiesta ST-2
Just had my whiteline put on and one of my rear shocks is leaking too :( best to get two from Renault then? Is £110 a pair what I should be looking at paying?
 


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