ihana.com - big trip - the landy - accidents/breakdowns - snapped damper
October 05 2002
On the way to Parnaiba offroad on very uneven sandy tracks the landy was bouncing about all over the place. All the oil had long since leaked out of both rear shocks but this was worse than ever. A quick check under the car and we discovered that one had totally snapped and the spring had jumped out of its mounting causing it to rub against the tyre.
We had kept the 'best' shock from when we got a new set in Panama so we fitted that one instead, noting down the serial number of the broken one so we can get a replacement under warranty. Seems that these shocks are not up to the job, perhaps we need to fit double ones on the rear or try a different brand.