sandange
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Stock Shocks Replacement Options

Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:21 am

My Mileage has been getting up 65,000 miles, (110,000 km) there and I feel I've lost some of that crisp handling/stability and ride comfort.

Was wondering if any one has looked into replacing the stock shocks with equivalent or better.
What Prices they paid , & brand/supplier they dealt with.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
118,000, (190,000 km)

Don
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Re: Stock Shocks Replacement Options

Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:44 am

www.rockauto.com has listings for just about any part of any car and they don't have a single listing for either shocks or struts for the iMiEV, which leads me to believe nobody is yet making replacements for our cars

When you look up shocks and struts for most other makes and models, they have half a dozen different choices to pick from. The fact that not one is there for our cars probably means that sadly, there's just nothing out there. Looks like it's OEM units from Mitsu (likely at 3X the price) or nothing for now. It can be tough driving a one of a kind car!

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE, White
2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon, 14,000 miles
1994 Miata 60K miles - Soon to be sold
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sandange
Posts: 843
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:21 am
Location: Quebec, Canada
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Re: Stock Shocks Replacement Options

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:45 pm

Thanks Don
This is what I've experienced also trying to source replacement shocks.
Now I'm hoping to find some that were gently used.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
118,000, (190,000 km)

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