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    Afternoon Pug People,
    Needing some help, my darling husband is no longer around to help me, I have a 2005 407 V 6 sedan, and I need to replace the rear shock absorbers. Having no end of trouble finding if there are any problems with not using Peugeot original,ones as they are so expensive. Can anybody tell me what I can or cannot use and what part number I should be ordering if NOT Peugeot. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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    Hi Christine. I don't have a 407 but until someone else chimes in who does I would suggest that factory Peugeot would be the best if you can possibly afford them. If this is out of the question then LIP brand would be next best then Aquilant. Then maybe Boge brand. Avoid if you can KYB and Monroe and Gabriel as these are of a much lower quality. The ride and handling is generally best with the factory Peugeot shocks. Good luck.

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    Phone Lewin at Peugeotspares....he will help you out Christine.
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    This thread is a duplicate. See also 407V6 Sedan rear shock absorber recommendations please

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    Hi Christine,

    I have sourced all my shockies for the 404 restoration from Tony Motson at Auto Mechanics in Acacia Ridge | Motson's. Tony himself has been around for years. When he was at Woollongabba years ago, he use to specialise in restoring the 203 and 403 canter lever shocks. I am pretty sure Tony is still associated with the business. He could be worth having a chat to.

    By the way, Belle is sitting patiently in the garage waiting to be restored. Her diff has been sent to Melbourne for a complete overhaul with NOS differential parts.

    Cheers,

    Dan

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    Your shocks are controlled damper type so aftermarket ones would be very hard to find

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    How about secondhand ones ? Occasionally 407s go to the wreckers as economic write-offs, and they may have had shockies not long before being retired. It's worth an enquiry, anyway. Try typing "wrecking peugeot 407" into Gumtree and see what you get.

    For 407 wrecking, as far as I know there is a place in Rocklea, one at Willawong and perhaps that guy out at Lowood who has so many 406s. I dealt with him recently and he mails parts to you. Give him a call...I got good service.

    Or you could call Lewin at Peugeot Spare Parts over in Everton Hills. ....he works from home now and has many contacts from many years in the business.

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    bought my last set from him ...

    and I rather doubt Christine seeks wrecking yard experience


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    How do you know that the rear shock absorbers need replacement?
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
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    Renault 72' 16TS from new
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post

    I rather doubt Christine seeks wrecking yard experience
    Yes, I agree. I can't see an inexperienced woman getting under a car at a wreckers, greasy tools in hand. But the guy at Lowood takes the parts off cars and mails them to you, with postage included in the price he quotes. All she would need to do is (somehow) assess.... over the phone ....whether the parts are OK. That is to say, find out how many Ks it has traveled.
    It's taking a bit of a chance to buy secondhand parts, but she seems to not be rich.

    Christine....do you have a mechanic or an experienced person who could do this for you ?

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    This junkyard talk is silly. Note the location of the shock absorber in the suspension links and the compressed spring around it.


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    ^ That link is not working, dude.

    Christine, just call Lewin at Peugeot Spare Parts in Everton Hills, Brisbane, on Monday and tell him (and stress) that you cannot afford to pay for original ones, and see what he can suggest regarding shockies and the fitting of them.

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    As i said 2 days ago in this thread ;]
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    Thank you everybody for all your help. Puggles are always ready with good advice. Off to check out all your suggestions, except for the wrecking yard ones LOL.

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    Well I would agree with BIGRR with the question, how do you know they need replacement?
    Before you go and buy replacements I would strongly recommend a proper diagnosis. So many times experienced home mechanics, myself included, think we can tell what a problem is, only to discover that it wasn't the case at all. I have a few nice new spares sitting in the cupboard for this exact reason.
    I thought my front shockers were cactus but it turned out to be the swaybar links, much cheaper and easier job to fix. I'm grateful to Coles in Lismore for diagnosing that for me before I went down the shocker track.
    There are similar things in the rear suspension that a non Puggy mechanic or a less experienced mechanic may not pick.
    So my advice is take it to someone who has all the knowledge and at least get them to tell you the right thing. Then get their quote to do the whole job because often times it is also pretty cheap on labour with these guys who do it all the time efficiently. And usually they are totally happy if you can source good cheap replacements and save yourself a few bucks, or even just go away with the diagnosis and get you friend to do it for love. Of course you have to pay for the diagnosis time but that's going to save erroneous and costly wrong parts buying.
    And yes another plug for Lewin once you are sure of what you need, he is almost always seriously cheaper than his competitors and does know if after market units will work well or if genuine is essential.

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