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  1. Salsero

    Salsero Karting

    Oct 6, 2006
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    The front right shock absorber has thrown a fault code.

    Is it possible to just replace 1 corner? Been told that these shocks are pretty hardy but also been advised that I should replacement both Left and Right front corner.

    Problem is that brand new, OEM shocks are super pricey (x 2 for both corners) and if I buy used, even if I get L & R pair, I cannot be assured that they're from the same car. So obviously the cheapest route is to buy just the Right Hand Front corner used.

    I'm assuming that given the sophistication of these shocks and the self adjusting nature, 1 corner replacement is acceptable.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
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    #2 mike32, Mar 6, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2021
    I have an idea you can get them serviced, someone might clime in with info. They generally replace pairs but depends on use i suppose
    Where are you located ?
    Found Caprainzcnc.com. Also DK Engineering in uk do a rebuild service
     
  4. Salsero

    Salsero Karting

    Oct 6, 2006
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    Unfortunately, I'm in Malaysia.

    Car has 26k miles btw
     
  5. colorfull

    colorfull Formula Junior
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    I have made this quest and found the best solution

    Reach out to Leo at madenoracing.com

    He will have answers to all your questions, knows everything about the topic and costs are very fair.
     
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  6. Danedingerson

    Danedingerson Karting

    Dec 26, 2011
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    Mine threw a code ,then it didn't come back after I erased it.
    . Dealer said not to worry.
     
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  8. Salsero

    Salsero Karting

    Oct 6, 2006
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    This is not a code error. Definitely a fault with the shock absorber. Not sure if shipping to Europe for repairs and then back to Malaysia makes financial sense.

    My original question remains - given the adjustable nature of the F430 shock absorber, is it possible to replace just 1 corner or do I need to replace both L & R sides?
     
  9. 24000rpm

    24000rpm F1 Rookie

    yea of course its possible.
    most people won't notice any driveability issue anyways, even if you replace it with a aftermarket one with different damping force.

     
  10. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
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    Did u look at the website i put up- does it have this sort of adjuster.
     
  11. Salsero

    Salsero Karting

    Oct 6, 2006
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    Rezal
    Unfortunately, the link Caprainzcnc.com. didn't work for me
     
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  13. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

    May 13, 2016
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    My spelling, i missed out the t
    Try. captainzcnc.com. Look at the diagnosis tag. Not sure if 430 has this as cannot see mine without taking wheel off
     

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