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Aftermarket shock, Rebuild? Where?

I was looking at my Penske 8987 this past weekend and I noticed what look like an oil leak around the rebound adjuster. Other than sending it off to Penske for service, who else is reputable? I've done the searches and haven't found anything promising. What's a fair price?

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I know that there is an O-ring in there, is it something I can easily change out.

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I picked it up used, PO said it's four years old, around 8000 miles and last serviced about year ago, 2000 miles.


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Maybe dankyle can handle that too, seems like it would be something they do


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http://www.traxxion.com/

send it to these guys. Good service and they deal in Penske shocks.

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Penske is down the road from my house James.....you need me to get it there, I will.



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Thanks for the replies Gents.

I was thinking about just going with Penske, they made it so refreshing it should be done right. But, so far I've received two saying that Traxxion does good work, one via PM.

Hopefully one of these days work will allow me the time to call these places and help me decide.

I'm guessing that, that o-ring is under pressure and no way to change it without specialty tools, right?

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I've used both Penske and Traxxion. No problems with either.
It's just to my advantage that Traxxion is in GA, so ground shipping is quick each way.
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I'm taking my Penske over soon is why I offered.

I watch the Penske folks on pit road during the Indy practice and time trials work their magic rebuilding/changing components on the suspensions of the cars....truly amazing technology and know how of those engineers.



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I'm taking my Penske over soon is why I offered.

I watch the Penske folks on pit road during the Indy practice and time trials work their magic rebuilding/changing components on the suspensions of the cars....truly amazing technology and know how of those engineers.
Thanks for the offer buddy.
Getting mine redone isn't going to happen for a few months, I wouldn't want to hold you up. But when you get yours done, please post up or PM me the details of what was done and if you don't mind the cost.

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No problem, offer stands. Yes, I will post up what is done and how much it's gonna cost when I get it over there.



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I got the bill today.

$80 for a spring to my weight....silence you bastards......

$100 for oil change, new seals and nitrogen recharge.

I'd say not bad pricing for a rear spring upgrade.



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