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    Please help, Upgrading to Mk4 Gsi shocks.....

    Hi can someone help clear this up before I go any further.... Just collected some new Gsi front shocks today and I have noticed a slight difference in the new units to my existing ones.

    I have noticed that the mounts located at the base of the leg are a little different. The existing lower mounts which bolt to the hub have been constructed of a single layer 5mmish plate. The new shocks appear to be made up of two thinner layers?

    This has had me wondering if I have the correct shocks as Id of assumed there would be no difference in build apart from the cartridges within the units.? Has anyone noticed this difference? Can anyone confirm their Gsi has this construction on the shocks?

    Here is the part number from one unit. 93172563

    GSi shock pics....


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    That's the correct part number, so it's probably just a change in design (is stronger).

    Have you got a 32 letter code on them, as that part no covers a few models??

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    Thanks Ffoeg they are brand new so I have the box, unit and receipt in front of me. However I cant see a single continuous 32 letter code? Where can I find this? There are 4 lines of numbers amounting to 28 digits on a sticker upon the leg itself.....


    22195581
    13107491
    463016733
    365 ML

    A separate sellotaped note on the packaging does bare a serial number....

    K50249-014-015
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    Whoops typo - it should have been a 2 letter code

    Anyway the ML signifies that's they are for a z20let hatch

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    Thats grand Ffeog my car will now have new suspension by the weekend if I get time! I can only assume that in engineering terms the two thinner plates offer greater strength than a single 5mm plate as you pointed out. Really interested in the outcome, I already fitted the rears at the end of last year with a transformed feel to the car, if the fronts make the same difference Ill be over the moon.
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    Nay probs mate - keep us posted on your results

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