Anybody purschased 205 shocks recently
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default Anybody purschased 205 shocks recently

    My neighbour wants to replace all shock absorbers on his 205 GTI [good neighbours to have :} so does anybody have any recommendations on places, prices and most importantly brands.
    I have been told LIP brand are not much chop....anyone?
    I have had only coilovers on my 205's so dont really know much about the good 'standard" ones.

    Any info appreciated guys...

    Advertisement
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  2. #2
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    use 306 shocks if you want to cheaply up the dampening... they are a straight swap

  3. #3
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DRTDVL View Post
    use 306 shocks if you want to cheaply up the dampening... they are a straight swap

    Any particular brand should he go with? Are they actually cheaper than 205 ones?
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  4. #4
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    No idea about brand sorry...

    I was more refering to you can buy OEM spec 306 shocks and use them in a 205 as a upgraded shock instead of splashing out for Koni's, Bilstiens, etc...

    I'm running full coilovers also...

  5. #5
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    Great info and thanks.
    Why are the 306 OEM ones better than the 205 OEM ones?
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  6. #6
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    The extra weight of the 306's means they ran higher dampening/rebound rates than the 205.

    A bunch of the UK 205 guys use the 306 shocks as a cheap upgrade while they can't afford the higher cost "Sports / Fast Road" spec shocks.

    http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index...2&#entry807412

    http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index...owtopic=112990

    I ran some crappy 306 XSI munroe gas rear shocks in my last event after we figured out i've been racing for the last 2 years on 2 blown rear shocks and 1 blown front shock, and it was very nice compared to what i was using previously.

  7. #7
    1000+ Posts Isis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,100

    Default

    how long before JR cant help himself and gets another 205?.....
    S3 205 GTI x 4 and getting lower
    1998 S1 Lotus Elise
    2013 Fiesta ST
    2014 Audi SQ5

  8. #8
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    great tips there ! :} However it seems there is a drop link fitting problem....did you find that with your Monroe 306 ones?
    I dont want to give the neighbour incorrect info if i tell him to go buy 306 GTI6 dampers so i must be sure if this works
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  9. #9
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    I think that was related to the gti-6 model specifically, i'm not sure if the xsi or n3 S16 where different in rollbar linkage.

    I only ran the rear shocks in my car. I put up with the blown front shock.

  10. #10
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    The gti6 ones appear to be the way to go as they are only a few $$ more than OE 205 ones it seems....more homework to be done me thinks :}
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  11. #11
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    From what i've just been looking at the positioning of the ARB droplink mount is about 90 degrees rotated on the shock:

    306 XSI Bilstiens:


    The droplink mounting point is on the inside of the shock (engine side)

    The 205 GTI:


    The droplink is on the rear face of the shock (towards the front doors)

  12. #12
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    From what i gathered from those great links you posted up it wasnt the position but the "thickness" of the droplinks that was the problem.
    Are you saying better to not go GTI6 but to go XSI or S16 ones ?
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  13. #13
    I might be slow... DRTDVL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    1,288

    Default

    I'm not sure if the xsi/s16 is different from the gti-6.

    I'll look a bit more into it a bit later, just have to slam through some things at work.

  14. #14
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    Nah...there all the same it seems. :}
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  15. #15
    1000+ Posts cam85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bondi
    Posts
    3,370

    Default

    I would put standard Peugeot ones on. They are made for it. Especially if its a standard car with no other mods. IMO
    Cam
    94 205 Gti Classic #9
    91 205 Si
    87 205 GTi Race Car
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/res...-race-car.html

  16. #16
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    2,899

    Default

    I also think that is the way to go however the prices are woeful and cannot be justified. [Ironically Koni could be cheaper ]
    By the way what brand are the OE ones....i think they are straight Peugeot arent they ?
    I see EAI has Sachs or LIP......any comments on these peoples?
    jr20516v

    Now:
    Exige SC [modded], 205 Si. 205 GTi , Megane R26 LY , Megane 225 [modded ]


    Previous: Honda EP3 Supercharged , 205 x34 [ including MI16 TURBO, 8v TURBO, CTI, 16V+TB's, 8V+TB's,] Fiat X1-9 X3, Beta coupes x5, Lancia Gamma coupe, GTI-R, Corvette C4, Fiero x5, Alpine GTA turbo, r5 GTT Dimma, 2cv ripple nose, Lotus Elise, 205 Dimma TT, Cliosport 172.x2, Clio rs 200

  17. #17
    1000+ Posts cam85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Bondi
    Posts
    3,370

    Default

    Sachs made some super dampers for the Clios some years ago. Not sure if the quality would be the same. EVO Mag were raving about them at the time. ( 2004 maybe )
    I thought as much about the price being steep for OEM items, perhaps because they may be a superior product? Thoughts?
    Koni could be an option but are hard and therefore may as well go for the 306 dampers. As stated the UK guys do do this a lot but they also do some silly mods too.

    Again, I would be buying the OEM items, Ive always found them perfect for the standard car.

    Cam
    94 205 Gti Classic #9
    91 205 Si
    87 205 GTi Race Car
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/res...-race-car.html

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •