Dear (still Modern) List:
As we all know, the early XJ40s with hydraulic shocks are troublesome, to
say the least. Mine are so far gone that the car is bouncing around on
springs. I now (at last) have the funds to do something about it.
I rode in a friend’s XJ40 where he had done the conversion to standard
shocks. I felt a difference–to me (am I imagining this??) the ride was not
as good as the hydraulic setup–a bit harsher.
For those that have converted, am I just flat out wrong about this? Your
What is a good source/price for a conversion kit? Does it come with
instructions? I think I’ll do it myself.
If so, what is the better brand shock to use? (Koni, Boge, or??). I am
looking for the smoothest ride possible (not handling)
Are the factory (or alternative) hydraulic shocks (still) available? How
difficult are they to replace? Cost comparison to the conversion
Lots of big questions. Thanks in Advance for Help,
Still Homeless Somewhere in the USA
1989 Vanden Plas (Alpine Green)
1989 XJ-S Convertible (Dorchester Grey)_________________________________________________________________
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