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Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

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Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by Turbo_Boss » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:46 am

Hello Guys

I have a 2008 XC90 3.2AWD

One of my front shock absorber is leaking oil so I have to replace them.

I was checking on ebay

I found the Bilstein 22-170729 and Sachs 314125 for around US$ 120.oo each one. These are only the strut along and I need to buy separately Front Shock Strut Mounts bearing Plate, coil Spring Seat.

I also find the UNITY 11485A/11486A “complete assembly” that’s comes fully assembled with all the parts ready to install for US$ 267.50

Have any of you has installed this UNITY brand?

What’s your advise

THX

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by jthm77 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:53 am

Did you end up with the unity struts? I have seen much opinion with no actual info on the struts . Hoping to find someone that has ACTUALLY installed and driven on them.

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by Turbo_Boss » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:59 am

Hello,

Nope, I didn't buy them. I am going with SACHS

Rgs

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by oragex » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:02 am

Don't touch anything else but Sachs when it comes to suspension parts for Volvo, or you'll be doing the job again in 6 months.
Try asking these guys if they have something for the XC90
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products?keywor ... quickstrut

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by cn90 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:36 pm

Actually Sachs or Bilstein.

Bilstein has 2 flavors: Touring (close to stock) and HD (firm ride).
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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by abscate » Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 am

Whatever you do, don’t buy a car with a high end suspension on it or you will be selling organs for the rest of your cars soon

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by Turbo_Boss » Sat May 23, 2020 10:11 am

Hello Guys,

Just to let you know that I decide to went with SACHS brand shock absorbers

Thx & Rgs

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Re: Unity brand shock absorber - Advise

Post by Turbo_Boss » Sun May 24, 2020 5:31 pm

Some Pics
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Here you can see the SACHS Rear Shock Absorber already mounted.

Don't be fooled by the size (Thickness) of the Shock Absorber. This thing is working awesome!

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This is the part No. For the rear ones.............

BTW, I also used SACHS BRAND on the front too.



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