second hand E21 front struts in UK

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second hand E21 front struts in UK

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Hi there, I was hoping that someone could point me in the right direction. I am looking at getting some GAZ Gold coilovers for my protracted racecar project. However I am in New Zealand, so simply shipping my struts to the UK for them to be rebuilt is a challenge.

Would any of you know where I could go to find a pair in the UK to buy that I could have shipped to be rebuilt?

Many thanks

Daniel


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Re: second hand E21 front struts in UK

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What is your goal? Do you want GAZ coil-overs or some E21 struts modified to accept springs and thread so they are adjustable? Do you want the original sized (dimension wise) dampers or common ones?

In the case of GAZ coil-overs, I believe they are complete, including the spindle. I’m looking into modifying existing struts to be used with original dampers and 2 1/4” springs. I want to use the narrow struts with large wheel bearings.
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Hi WIlmo, I was initially going to just have the existing struts adapted locally, but am now wanting to buy something
"off the shelf". My understanding is that the GAZ golds are a larger diameter and pretty well proven, but still obviously need to be "fitted" to an existing strut. Effectively they require you to send them your struts. Thats where my problem lies.

Cheers

Daniel
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1981 320/6 - 2.7, motronic 1.3 (now caged)
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So if we organize that some struts are send to GAZ and after that they send it to NZ, your problem is solved? There are quite some people in the Netherlands with spare parts so probably something can be organized. Do you want large wheel bearings or the smaller ones?

Please choose the smaller ones so a pair of larger ones can be send to me :p
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Hi there,

Presumably I need the larger ones, as the struts I have are from a 320/6 , and I will be fitting E12 hubs.

And yes. If I can source a pair and have them sent to Track Dynamics, then they take care of the build and shipping to me.

I have just noted that walloth and nesch have new struts for about 190euro which isnt too bad as a backup.

Cheers

Daniel
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1989 range rover vogue se
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Wow! Timing!

Thanks Keith. I've sent a query. Really appreciate the heads up.

Have a good day.
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1981 320/6 - 2.7, motronic 1.3 (now caged)
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1973 bmw 2002 project
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