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Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

Hello,

I own a brava 100/16v '00

I want to change the shock absorbers .

I want the new ones to be as possible the same with the original.
I don't like the hard ones.

but i don't know which one is the right for my car

Can you help me ?
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

Quote Originally Posted by NickBr View Post
Hello,

I own a brava 100/16v '00

I want to change the shock absorbers .

I want the new ones to be as possible the same with the original.
I don't like the hard ones.

but i don't know which one is the right for my car

Can you help me ?
Autodoc is best ......they have very good quality ones at very decent prices
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

Maybe I did not write exactly what help I am asking.

So far at 147,000 km I have changed the original shock absorbers at 45,000 km, I put the black KYB which were a bit harder than the original ones at the beginning but towards the end of their life they were scarcely overcrowded.
Before 5000 km I placed the black Bilstein but these are more harder than KYB and I want to replace them as soon as possible.

Because I do not like performance and hard shock absorbers I want to install the original shock absorbers so that the car is within the factory specifications.

At the moment I can not find the real ones in my country.
I found some spare part codes here fiat.7zap

Because Fiat does not produce shock absorbers, it is surely supplied by a company, what is this company name do you know;


If I can not find the genuine shock absorbers, at least i want some that come close to the original quality and road behavior.
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

As i see i ask for much ?
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

it is possible that you became accustomed to the worn out shocks, and that new shocks feel too hard, because you have driven too much on old ones.
any good name brand will be within specifications for the OEM shocks.
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

I have a Brava 1.2, I changed the shocks twice.

The first time I fitted KYB Excel, they felt quite firm from the start and after I few years I realised they had become very harsh and uncomfortable so I decided to change them again and also fit new correct springs.

The shocks I chose were Gabriel, old stock from Ebay. I am very happy with the ride now.

The best mainstream alternative I can suggest is Sachs or Boge (same company I believe).

Be sure you get the shocks for the 1.6 !
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

First thank you all for your answers.

Quote Originally Posted by franglais View Post
it is possible that you became accustomed to the worn out shocks, and that new shocks feel too hard, because you have driven too much on old ones.
any good name brand will be within specifications for the OEM shocks.
As I have already said, the black Bilstein are hard, I understand this when I transport 4 passengers and the car is reacting more correctly.
Especially in transverse road pits I feel that the rear axle bounces.




Quote Originally Posted by bluejohn125 View Post
I have a Brava 1.2, I changed the shocks twice.

The first time I fitted KYB Excel, they felt quite firm from the start and after I few years I realised they had become very harsh and uncomfortable so I decided to change them again and also fit new correct springs.

The shocks I chose were Gabriel, old stock from Ebay. I am very happy with the ride now.

The best mainstream alternative I can suggest is Sachs or Boge (same company I believe).

Be sure you get the shocks for the 1.6 !
Like I said, I tried the orange KYB.
In the first 20000 kilometers these were softer than Bilstein.
Then they became hard and unbearable.

I'm thinking of Sachs or Boge , now i will give a search for Gabriel.



The reason I opened this issue is to find a solution, since experiments in this area are expensive.
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

At this site: https://www.onparts.gr/fiat/brava-19...ortiser-brosta

I found the original front ones :
code 46519457-FIAT
https://www.onparts.gr/fiat/brava-19...-46519457-fiat

46803282-FIAT
https://www.onparts.gr/fiat/brava-19...-46803282-fiat

But i must order to find if they have stock.
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Re: Brava 100 16V shock absorbers

Hi, I have a new set of rear shocks for brava/o, they are new genuine Fiat old stock part number 7777948.

Regards Trevor.
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