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Ordered a set of shocks last week got a call yesterday asking
if the ends were studs or hole end. Im currently on the road for
work and have no way of verifying as my trucks in airport parking.
Anyone know for sure on front and rear shocks and top and bottom
attach points. otherwise I wait until next week and check myself.
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Mista.

See the attached image from you know where-as this should give you some guidance when you look under the truck Hammerma.[attachment=0:3qu11gjj]P38shock.jpg[/attachment:3qu11gjj]

DT are having a visit from their San Diego Land Rover rep. this week so all Land Rover products can be aftermarket sourced ?

Watch this space for an arrival of Range Rover specific part numbers with standard EAS, modified with 2"+ of lift and on coils !

Cheerio,


Vinniman
'88 Highline
Perth, W.A.
 

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vinniman said:
Mista.

See the attached image from you know where-as this should give you some guidance when you look under the truck Hammerma.[attachment=0:1tq5wh5z]P38shock.jpg[/attachment:1tq5wh5z]

DT are having a visit from their San Diego Land Rover rep. this week so all Land Rover products can be aftermarket sourced ?

Watch this space for an arrival of Range Rover specific part numbers with standard EAS, modified with 2"+ of lift and on coils !

Cheerio,


Vinniman
'88 Highline
Perth, W.A.

My head hurts already. Why would a shock thread involve a picture of castration coils? :mrgreen:
 

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I'm surprised DT doesn't have all that info already. When I had them make me mine, they said they were going to add it to their catolog and offer them for sale. Dumbasses.
 

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Sounds like you're the first and only P38 on DT's, just like I've been ordering them on HJ78's from Downey Off-Road for years ?

At least they have several varieties of product suitable to personal tastes, rather than accepting other manufacturers only !

I was not surprised that they were now looking at the entire Land Rover pedigree, as most owners have limited or no option.

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Vinniman
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Yea I kinda thought they would have that info also. They want me to lend them
my old shocks so they can dyno them and develop a stock replacment along with
a stabilizer.
 

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and when I contacted them re: a wholesale acct, they told me development was almost done and I could start ordering soon....
 

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Got a call from DT today their refunding me my money for
shocks. They just dont want to sell me somthing they're
not 100% sure I would be satisfied with. Said they are working
on getting a setup for RR's. Very honest but kinda strange.
 

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Gents.

I must agree, that is weird. Maybe they are designing a whole range of product for all Land Rover products not just our own ?

My understanding is they e-mailed me last week stating a rep. from San Diego L.R. was meeting with them for applications ! !

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I know this is an old thread, but after stumbling upon it while searching I thought I would share a recent experience I had with Doetsch. After a brief email exchange asking which shocks I might use of theirs for my rover, they suggested the Baja Ryder. I called them and asked about ordering the shocks for my P38, the lady that answered the phone was confident they could take care of me and took lots of details on he vehicle and what I needed and she charged my debit card over the phone. I was very clear that it was a 1998 RR P38. This was last Monday and I was very clear that I needed them by or before Friday - I even asked if I could pay for expedited shipping to be 100% sure that they would get to me in time (she said not necessary, they would get to me in time using ground shipping). I called 2 days later and asked for a tracking number. 'oh I have a note here...' she trailed off. Oh great I thought, that means there's a problem. Sure enough, the said that the techs asked for clarification because what I asked for didn't make sense to them. She said the techs called Land Rover and somehow couldn't get the information they needed clarified. Then she asked if I was sure my vehicle wasn't a Discovery! No its a Range Rover, and I proceeded to re-explain everything all over again. Turns out she bungled the info and for some reason told them it was loop on bottom, stem on top and who knows what else. You would think that 1. they would have easy access to all of this info being that they are shock specialists, and 2. as soon as there was a question about my order they would have called me right away since I really needed the shocks by the end of the week. She said she would get the info to her techs but that maybe I should just get my money refunded. Again I explained that I needed them by Friday afternoon at the latest, no I didn't want my money back I wanted a set of shocks. She said they would do their best but maybe she should sent me a call tag to have me send her one of my shocks for them to look at - because obviously I haven't stated enough times that I needed the goddamn shocks by Friday and it was already Wednesday. Next day I call back and she give excuses that her tech hadn't gotten back to her note she left him and that she would talk to him. Nothing. I call back the next day, they are closed. I even emailed them PDF drawings from Rave with the shock/front end info to give them all the answers I could but I have decided to just call them when they open tomorrow morning and get my money back, I've already ordered other shocks form a local 4 wheel shop.
Thanks for putting up with my venting, just incredibly frustrated. I wonder how may P38 owners have successfully rec'd shocks from Doetsch.
 

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I could never get an answer to any of my questions (never called me back, never replied to emails). If they are going to treat me that way before the sale, not a chance in hell of them getting my payment details. I went another route and am very happy.

Martin
 

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I havn't gotten a straight answer either, and I wanted to buy in bulk......

I just recently found that OME makes shocks for the p38, in the same length as the bilsteins, so good for a non-lift app. and terra-firma in the UK has the same, plus some extended shocks that may fit (same dimensions as the 5150's that I have now) in a softer setup. I have a set coming for testing, if they work I'm going to cary them.
 

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I'd be interested to hear what you think of the Terrafirma shocks, been thinking about changing to those swapping out my Konis which I think are too firm.
Part numbers I have for the standard Terrafirma shocks are Rear Shocks - TF126
Front Shocks - TF125

Do you have the numbers for the extended ones?
 
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