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    Default Rear shocks and front pads

    After having the forfour a few weeks, this weekend I had a bit of a check around. One rear shock is leaking so I've been looking at prices and there is a pair of Monroes on ebay for a good price but in the fitment detail it says "standard ride height only, not for cars with increased ground clearance". As far as I know my car is standard ride height, is there a way to check or is there no such thing as a forfour with increased ground clearance lol?
    I also want to put a set of front pads on it but again in the fitment detail it says Lucas brake system implying that different systems were fitted? I'm hoping the caliper will have a name on it but its a pain to have to take a wheel off to check and maybe even measure a pad if the caliper isn't marked
    Any knowledge on the above will be greatly received
    Regards,
    Kev.

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    The standard 454 appears to be the highest OOTB ride height (they didn't do a crossover variant) so I would think that this is what they mean by "standard ride height".

    As far as brake pads go, the standard 454 and Brabus 454 use different pads. They certainly have different part numbers in the EPC. Checking on a few different standard 454s, I think http://www.eurocarparts.com/search/101910028 will work for you.
    Last edited by Ocracoke; 23rd May 2016 at 10:15.

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    CDi & petrol non-Brab use different pads.

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    Sachs 313 198 rear shocks 35.65 each.
    http://sachsclutchkits.co.uk/index.p...-absorber.html
    Made by Bilstein and normally costs 20 more each.

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    That's a bit expensive, you can get them from lidl for less (special order)
    fq101.co.uk

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    Brake pads must be Aldi then :P

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    That's a bit expensive, you can get them from lidl for less (special order)
    I bought my Bilstein rear shocks for 32 each less than the over priced smart stuff price.

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    Default Re: Rear shocks and front pads

    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen123 View Post
    I bought my Bilstein rear shocks for 32 each less than the over priced smart stuff price.
    Lidl lohnt sich!

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