shock absorber

Replacing the shock absorbers behind the L400 Delica Space Gear

Recently, I felt that the car was leaning a lot when going around curves, so I decided to replace the shock absorbers with ones I got from a friend. This is an article about how the feeling I got when I test drove the car after the replacement was more than I expected. Don’t think it’s easy to replace a rear shock. “I tend to think that the rear shocks are easy to put on and take off in a car without ECS, but when I tried it, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Personally, I found the front one to be easier. (I can do it sitting in a chair.) First of all, I had a hard time accessing the rear shock absorbers. As I’m a big guy, I didn’t feel like slipping under the floor with the normal ride height, so I had to use the spare tire and a garage jack to raise the car body a little bit to get under. Why did I jack up the spare tire? That said, when you jack up the differential, the hosings also go up and the shock absorbers become shorter. I wanted to make […]

Recommended External Shock Absorbers and Features of L400 Delica Space Gear

When I replaced the shocks on my L400 Delica Space Gear and drove it, I was like, “I didn’t know it was such a good car! I think you’ll be impressed. The most popular and powerful in the world? Bilstein. It’s the famous Bilstein, the external shock for Space Gear! The stability of the car seems to be excellent, especially when cornering and driving at high speed. The car feels lighter in the curves if the car is not tilted. Even when you turn the steering wheel, the car just feels like it’s going to sputter! You can feel a sharp cut and no centrifugal force, so driving fatigue is drastically reduced (the best feature of the hard shocks). The shaking of the car body is quite scary when you change lanes on the highway with old shock absorbers. The Bilstein will make that big body of yours go by with ease in any situation! KYB New SR Special, an evolution of the stock shock These are genuine replacement type shock absorbers from Kayaba Industry, the genuine shock manufacturer. What’s interesting is that they are cheaper than buying all 4 of the stock shocks! (^^) Stock oil damper is a […]

L400 Delica Space Gear shock absorber replacement. Tinkering with the undercarriage of a waist-high L400 Delica is a great pastime!

The L400 Delica Space Gear has a high seat position and a long stroke. Just changing the shocks on the Delica can completely change the ride quality. There are few DIYs as exciting as replacing a shock absorber on an L400. I’ve tried the stock shocks that were given to me and the used Monroe and Rancho shocks, and it was interesting to see the in-play after they were all replaced. I don’t know if there’s any DIY project that allows you to enjoy the changes in your car as much as replacing the shocks. Driving with old shocks is tiring because of the shaking of the car, and more importantly, it’s not fun to drive. When I change the shocks to new ones, I get into the car and patrol the area even though I don’t have anything to do with it (^^) Replacing the shocks on this car is not too difficult, so it might be worth a DIY challenge. Unlike struts, it’s just a simple shock replacement. If you feel like “the car is shaking a lot lately” or “the ride quality is getting worse”, you should definitely change the shocks. The best part of replacing the […]

The front shock absorber bolts are stuck! The final step in removing a hardened bolt.

Machines are like anything else, but the older they are, the harder it is to get the bolt out! There is a lot of trouble with this. A bolt that won’t turn at all! Normally, it would be very difficult for water to get into the car, but the shock collar (the metal tube that inserts the bolts) and the bolts have stuck together so well that the bolts won’t budge no matter how hard I hit them, and when I turned them around with an impact, the entire bushings turned! When it becomes like this, it is impossible to pull out the bolt except for destruction. Under normal conditions, the bolts and collars move scantily, but the dimensions are very tight, so if any rust occurs, it will stick immediately. However, I have replaced the shocks several times, the last time being about 3 years ago. The last time I noticed the sticking was last year, so it’s been about 2 years since the shocks stuck. It’s hard to imagine it sticking that long, but the bolt in front of me now… it’s stuck! Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) I applied a wetting agent to it. I tried spraying […]