Need help with ACR damper rebuild..

Discussion in 'Tire , Wheel, Brake and Suspension' started by Olddudesrule, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Olddudesrule

    Olddudesrule Enthusiast

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    I'm looking for "recent" info from any Gen II ACR owners who have had their stock DS shocks rebuilt in the last year or two (longer if they know the rebuilder is still in business). I just developed a small leak (few drops a overnight after driving) on the left front shock after having the car up in the air for a fluid and brake pad change. I searched both forums, but the most recent info was from 2007, and it was pretty vauge.

    No leaks before I raised the car up, so I'm assuming 1) that the seals are old and probably in need of replacement, and 2) after fully extending the damper, dirt got past the seal after it was lower. I did notice what I would call "seepage" on three of the four damper resivours when I inspected them, but the manual seems to say that is normal.

    My real aim here is to find a location to get them rebuilt and figure out exactly what it's gonna cost. I know Moton's and KW's are well liked by many members, but, while I'm willing to accept that I'm gonna have to spend up to $1500 to get these rebuilt, I'm not too thrilled about spending $3-5K on a set of anything else right now. (Just bought Belangers and new replacement R/T highlows from Jon, and want to keep a little $$ for other things)

    I also spoke to Jon about other options such as going with new non-ACR GTS type shocks such as the Eagles he's carrying. If anyone has any stories (good or bad) about converting their ACR's suspension, please share.

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
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    I have noticed I have a lot of dirt build up by my shocks, but I have not taken off the wheels to inspect it further. Do you have any pictures so I will know what to look for? Thanks
     
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    Dude, I did share with you the rebuilder basics, and I just e-mailed you his contact information and shop rate
     
  5. Olddudesrule

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    Sorry Jon, didn't get the e-mail. Might have gotten lost in my mailwasher, but shouldn't have since your listed as a friend. Please re-send when you get a chance. Don't shoot me though, just trying to get as much info from members/owners as possible before I make a desision.

    Thanks,
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  6. Olddudesrule

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    Jance,

    I think the dirt that may have helped cause my leak was on the damper rod itself. I just thought that, since I didn't do a great job of wiping the rod down before I dropped the car off the jack stands, some dirt may have gotten forced past the seals. Like I mentioned in the original post, these are original dampers which have never been rebuilt. Probably gonna leak soon anyway.
     
  7. Jance GTS

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    I got ya! I just got my ACR not to long ago and I keep finding little surprises that keep pissing me off that I need to fix LOL.

    Just trying to solve a problem before it get's worse :2tu:
     
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    Thanks Jim. Alan seems to be the man as far as getting the DS's rebuilt.
     
  10. opnwide

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    You might also try one of these guys. They're cheaper that Haas. Here's an email that they sent me


    Greg,
    Thank you for contacting Performance Shock for your suspension needs.
    We do service Dynamic Suspension shocks. Service price is based on an hourly rate of $95 per hour. Typically between service and parts, totals are approx. $750 for the set of four. Our service includes disassembly, inspection, cleaning, changing O-rings and seals and assembly with new synthetic oil. All shocks are dyno tested and matched.
    Turn around time is currently 3 weeks.
    Regard,
    Thomas
    Performanceshock.com
    29139 Arnold Drive
    Sonoma, CA 95476
    Infineon Raceway
    Ph. 1-707-938-5664


    Also these guys.


    Hey Greg, To do a rebuild is $125/ shock in labor. Seals, shims and oil are about another $25-$40/ shock depending on what needs to be changed. If you have any other questions let me know.
    Thanks,
    James
    63 Birch Hill Road
    Locust Valley, NY 11560
    Work: 516.671.9715
    Fax: 516.671.1449
    Cell: 516.998.6810
    SRP ENGINEERING | Stimola Racing





    I hope this gives all those ACR owners a few new options.



     
  11. JBsZ06

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    Cool rebuild makes more sense then 1500 a shock ,,,2004 viper

    Any issues with rebuilt shocks?

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