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Old 01-09-2003, 09:26 AM
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What kind of shocks are these? "Made in Belgium"

What kind of shocks are these? "Made in Belgium"

One of them is a 'german blue', and the other is gray...
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Old 01-09-2003, 08:26 PM
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Hi Ed,

the only belgian manufactured brand that I know of is Monroe Shocks (now part of some US company collection)

http://www.tenneco-automotive.com/brands/monroe.html

Back in Europe, they are generally known as lower budget alternatives to the real deal (Bilstein, Koni).

However, this is a generic statement, I dont know how it applies to our beloved 108/109s ... even though I know they offered shocks for them.

But since the lower budget statement obviously holds for their spending on web content, you will not really find a comparison picture on the site above :p

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:19 AM
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I removed the old rear axle from Gina and she was wearing blue, skinny Monroe shocks. They were apparently non gas shocks.

The made in Belgium shocks are larger and very stiff from the internal gas pressure.

I was t hinking that they were the Boge, but I think they always emboss their name on them. So I dunno...
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1983 Alfa Romeo GTV6 (Guido)
1976 Jaguar XJS-saved a V-12 from the chevy curse, what a great engine!
1988 Cadillac Eldorado (better car than you might think!)
1988 Yamaha Venture (better than a Wing!)
1977 Suzuki GS750B
1976 Yamaha XS 650 (sold)
1991 Suzuki GSX1100G (Shafty Gixser)
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Old 01-21-2003, 09:28 AM
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Mueller is correct on these shocks being Monroe, me thinks.

On my drives on my "new" axle, these shocks are behaving exactly like Bilsteins in my opinion, virtually invisible. While I thought the American non-gas Monroes on the car were doing their job, I now feel they were there just to hold up the ends of the axle to the frame...

I don't where to source these items, but they might be a cheaper alternative to Bilsteins, but I don't know how much theey are because they came with the axle from the 'Ol PNP.

If they are just $10 or $20 cheaper, I don't think I would go for them, just cuz.
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1988 Yamaha Venture (better than a Wing!)
1977 Suzuki GS750B
1976 Yamaha XS 650 (sold)
1991 Suzuki GSX1100G (Shafty Gixser)
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