Hey guys, bought myself a Gregory's the other day and am looking to tackle more and more nagging issues on my VT.
Wiper Assembly is done.
I need to replace my rear shock absorbers. Looking for recommendations on some tools, that will be used not just for this job but hopefully in the future.
Can someone suggest an appropriate Torque Wrench for use on the VT's?
I need a set of stands, again, has anyone found a good and useful set and where I might get these tools.
Finally *flame suit* I want to replace the shocks (which are original) with a new set that are 98 EXECUTIVE STOCK HEIGHT. I do not in anyway, want my car lower. If someone could point out where to get these, don't mind going to Holden if I have to.
Thanks for that guys.
I'm assuming 2000kg stands would be sufficient for a VT?
shocks wont change your vehicle ride height.
Depending on what your willing to pay will determine how good of shock you get KYB are good but on the expensive side their ride is quite frim. If you want a cheaper option i bought ultimas once and they were quite good considering theyre like $100 a pair.
Commodore VP VR VS VT VX VY VZ Sedan ULTIMA Rear Shock Absorbers | eBay
I never bothered using torque wrench when doing rear shocks never had one come loose yet
Originally Posted by Smidy
Standard shocks for a VT are Monroe shocks, try Holden they might not be that expensive there. You can get Monroe shocks at Supercheap and most auto accessory places.
Fair enough on the wrench, but I figured I will need one at some point and may as well get one now to do this job all by the book, do you know what type I would need?
Monroe Shock Absorber Gt Gas 25-3632 - Supercheap Auto Australia
While shocks wont affect ride height they should be matched to the springs ie shorter travel shocks for lower springs.
So if the car currently has standard suspension the standard height shocks will suit fine.
GOLD Level Holden Technician.