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Old 20-12-2007   #1
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Hi there, i am posting on behalf of a work colleague. He has recently purchased a Fiat Marea estate, but it has come to his attention that the 2 front shock absorbers have gone, so he is looking at replacing them. Fiat have quoted him 70 pound each but i was just wondering if anyone has a set of 2 front shock absorbers or if anyone is breaking a marea?

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Re: Shock Absorbers

Why would you go for Fiat parts? Try finding aftermarket shocks from a renowned supplier (all gas charged type):

- Kayaba (KYB)
http://www.kayaba.co.uk/kayabaeurope/products/33.html
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- Bilstein B4

- Magnetti-Marelli = Cofap (Fiat Group)
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If you're lucky you may find a shop that will sell and change them for one price.

Remind your friend that tracking needs to be set afterwards.
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also try this link

www.buypartsby.co.uk if i remeber correctly the marea and brava/bravo shocks are all the same.
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if i remeber correctly the marea and brava/bravo
Sorry, not true. Marea front shocks have drop link mounts welded to the tubes.
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Sorry, not true. Marea front shocks have drop link mounts welded to the tubes.
Ok then maybe i dont remember correctly sorry
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No prob - did I sound harsh? I did not mean to

BTW - I don't think I saw any report on your moving - is there any? A photostory maybe?
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No prob - did I sound harsh? I did not mean to

BTW - I don't think I saw any report on your moving - is there any? A photostory maybe?
Nah you didnt sound harsh at all

As for moving, what moving?
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To South Africa - was it so long ago that you don't remember? :P
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To South Africa - was it so long ago that you don't remember? :P
HA ha ha Lol! I haven't moved to South Africa yet im still in England Tom I just got the south african flag on my profile. Will definitely get some pics when i move though.
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Now I feel like a

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Now there is no reason to feel like that Tom
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Re: Shock Absorbers

HI, I see it's been a long time since the last post here, so hopefully someone can help. Basically I need new front shocks. I have never had to buy them myself before, and there seems to lots of extra bits for the front shocks. What exactly do I need? this is what I found so far.....
Do really need the other bits in the other 2 link?
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HI, I see it's been a long time since the last post here, so hopefully someone can help. Basically I need new front shocks. I have never had to buy them myself before, and there seems to lots of extra bits for the front shocks. What exactly do I need? this is what I found so far.....
Do really need the other bits in the other 2 link?
http://seekpart24.com/fiat/marea-185...35171?c=100121 http://seekpart24.com/fiat/marea-185...bearing-100371 http://seekpart24.com/fiat/marea-185...bsorber-100372
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I live in france an was quoted 544 euro by Feu Vert , for parts/fitting & tracking. If I can get the parts cheap , I have a mechanic who will fit them off the books.
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I would have thought they would come complete with nothing extra to buy.
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