Technical Choosing the right shock absorber part number

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Technical Choosing the right shock absorber part number

Ashx

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I have got a Tempra - Great classic, perfect for driving to the sunset on the weekend once i repair and restore her properly ! (And have pics if you are interested)

Tempra 1.6 i.e. - 1995 - 159B9.000 engine

In any case, it needs new shock absorbers and i have hard time to find a part number reference manual, where i can find the exact part number. Looking online by the car model i see many different absorbers with different numbers, but not clear which ones i need

(I have the Porter manual file, and could not find the part number there either)

Help is greatly appreciated
 

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Are you after front back or both? I usually start with eBAy they usually quote part numbers and the manufacturers origianl part number, Look at 2 or three suppliers. KYB-europe.com have a catalogue on line which I am pretty sure will guide you to the OEM part mumber. Once you have these numbers you can type the OEM number into google and it will come up with options. My preference is for Bilstein as the best quality or Monro which also seem very good. I used KYB on my Panda 100 and they worked well but I see failed the MOT after just 4 years (after I had sold the car) so I wouldnt acttually recomend them. If I know which you require I have a look for you.
 

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There will be various numbers quoted expect to need a front L and a front Right so two mumbers there, and rears with a single number,

Then there are different grades oil or gas filled so the range of numbers scoots upwards.

Good news is there are fronts from Magnetti Marelli on sale for 42 euros so a decent make and a good price. Best bet is to find a supplier and just ask, I think the KYB numbers are 333749 which I believe is F Left and 324848 F Right there is only one rear listed 444100. KYB do three grades depending if you want basic, gasfilled or high performance so lots of numbers. Lots of makes listed for your car.

e.g. https://spareto.com/products/magneti-marelli-shock-absorber/350771070700
 
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Thanks guys !

I found the Fiat part number, now looking where to get them (recommendations will be welcome)

Also, how are compatible parts from the manufacturers Magneti Marelli and Monroe in quality compared to the original ones ? (Some places i found only stock the compatibles and not originals)
 
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What i need from them ?

To work correctly, last, and not require mods to either the absorber or the car to install. In short to be same as the original Fiat absorbers
 
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