I have the GAZ adjustable on all four corners. I went with the ones that have adjustable base plates though and just reused the stock springs. The firmness range is quite acceptable, and the biggest improvement for me was that the full extended length was correct. With the old orange Konis on there I used to have to let the air of of the tires to finagle the rears off because the shocks didn’t hang low enough to allow them to clear the body.
Craig I’ve used both Gaz and Spax shocks, but like Erica they have always been on adjustable plates. My impression is that the shocks are comparable as to performance. Tough to justify the difference in price to be perfectly honest.
I’m wondering if the photos are of shocks for E Type Jaguars? The lower perch on both Gaz and Spax seems way too high.
Hi…just for info…SNG have an adjustable platform Gaz shock…you cannot use standard springs…you have to use a shorter spring they have especially for the shock…they run these on their demo car 50EE (S2 ots) in the UK…I know the tech that fits and also uses the demo car…the ride height can be set as original…so far they have had no problems with them…Steve
I think that shorter spring is only “required” if you don’t have a suitable compression tool to allow you to get the lower perches spun on. With a tool, it’s no issue at all using the stock springs with those GAZ shocks.
Serveral years ago when I restored by 74’, I went with standard springs and adjustable SPAX on the back. Perfect ride height and plenty of adjustment to firmness. 40k miles later, still working great. Not sure what happened to the pricing on SPAX, at one time they were very resonable.
Back before 9/11, one could bring pretty much anything on in your carryon. One time that I was over in the UK, I picked up Spax shocks for my restoration at about $100 each IIRC. Yeah they were very reasonable. Checking in at Gatwick, the officer gave me a very determined stare and asked what they were. I told him “shocks for an E-type I am restoring.” A huge grin came across his face and he just started chatting asking about the project. Brits love those who love their cars!