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#1 luismx123

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:04 PM

any thoughts on which is the go to?
protechs cost about 100£ more to get to my door step, and was wondering if I should spend the extra 100 in solid subframe mounts+new ball joints etc. or will I bite myself in the butt in 5 years when the difference plays out

is there a noticable difference for someone who's not a race driver but enjoys pushing it?

Edited by luismx123, 08 July 2019 - 03:06 PM.


#2 Broomer

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:43 PM

I find the GAZ quite harsh, even on th softest setting (brand new cones also).
I hear the protechs are better.

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

Buy protech, worth the extra compared to Gaz. My mate had Gaz on his mini and they're very harsh compared to any other shock

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 01:17 AM

i would not touch GAZ.



#5 luismx123

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:47 AM

anyone had experience with both?

I currently have bilstein performance dampers (the yellow ones) in mine but theyre easily 15 years old, and on the weekend i got to ride in a fully solidmounted subframe with a gaz set all around and the handling felt really nice compared to mine. 



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:29 AM

Protechs every day. Without a doubt. Run a set on mine, and spax and think they're both good. They custom made a set for the Midas with my spec / dimensions / and had them here fast! 


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#7 Bobbins

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:21 PM

I have Protechs and they're not harsh, in fact running the softest setting is possibly too soft.



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

I run SPAX on my rally Minis and have never had any issues with them, despite some really aggressive use on bumpy roads. I have never had one fail or leak in many, many events.

 

For normal road use a SPAX on a fairly mild setting should be fine.



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:09 PM

Protechs for me, I had a set of GAZ ones and as above pretty harsh on the lowest setting and no where near as good quality compared to the protechs.



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:39 PM

alright im sold. protechs it will be!

What are your guys' standings on the http://www.minispare...px|Back to shop top brackets for lowered suspension?

Is it worth getting those and standard protechs?



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:18 PM

I'm interested in this thread as in a similar position.

Could someone add a link to the recommended Protects please.

I was planning on using Gaz but have also been tempted with the Protech.

I'd like a lowered stance. Not extreme low, just slightly lower than standard.

I've fitted Hi-Lo's to the subframe at the moment and am unsure whether I need lowered shocks or standard.

Many thanks.
Neil.

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:55 PM

alright im sold. protechs it will be!

What are your guys' standings on the http://www.minispare...px|Back to shop top brackets for lowered suspension?

Is it worth getting those and standard protechs?


Standard top mounts for standard length shocks

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:58 PM

https://www.protechs...t-rear-package/

These, 3 year warranty if you keep the click adjusters free. These guys know their shockers and can offer a full rebuild and custom valving for road or race.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 05:22 AM

Cal844.

Thanks for the Link

#15 luismx123

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:53 AM

 

alright im sold. protechs it will be!

What are your guys' standings on the http://www.minispare...px|Back to shop top brackets for lowered suspension?

Is it worth getting those and standard protechs?


Standard top mounts for standard length shocks

 

is there a way to find out if i need lowered or standard? my mini sits around 22-23cm from sill lip to floor front and back. It may have sagged a bit, but Ill wind the hilos back up to that height again. thats why i thought getting the lowered mount and then putting standard shocks as the distance is increased between pin holes. 






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