Being in New Zealand, we have a fair amount of Holden’s on the road. Worldwide you will more commonly recognize the manufacturer as Vauxhall.
After a bit of reading I found out that the VL Commodore shocks are longer and provide more down travel and softer ride.
The total cost:
Shocks – $1 on Trademe (online auction).
Delivery – $15
Nuts and bolts – $10 Local shop
Objective: 13cm more drop.
Let’s begin; jack her up:
The two pictures below only show the new shock installed but the principle is to remove the nut and bolt at the bottom, and up top the two nuts/or one lock nut.
Check out the drop 🙂
Mission complete. Now we are left with two new issues:
- Brake hoses – too short.
- Springs too short.
Stay tuned, I will soon document cheaper replacement springs and brake hoses extensions.