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Elite Rear Shock Absorbers - Best replacement??

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I have a 1978 Elite S1 and I need to replace the rear shock absorbers soon - now in fact.

Does anyone have a definitive recommendation for their replacement on a like for like, direct replacement fit basis?

All the usual suspects like PNM, SJ and LotusBits appear to have different offerings and without direct experience of any of them, I can't decide which way to go.

Any help is welcome - the only caveat being I only want a direct like for like replacement that I can bolt in and drive - I don't want to alter anything on my set up.

Many thanks


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Could they be refurbished? I think there are companies that will repair - if they are original ones, it might be worth doing as aftermarket are never quite the same... 

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I replaced my rear shocks with Gaz shocks & springs, and with the shocks set to their softest, I would say it's pretty close to stock. I think mine are three clicks from softest; much more and you start to kangaroo down the road. 

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