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RE: Anyone heard of Armstrong 4-way adjustable shocks???

From: 	owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net on behalf of Phil Payne

>In message <347D65CD.A6EB345F@poboxes.com> Gerard writes:

>> Has anyone heard or made use of such adjustable  Armstrong shocks?
>> Has anyone outside South Africa even heard of Armstrong shocks for
>> that matter? :)

>Armstrong is a well established brand for shock absorbers, but I think I've 
>only ever heard of them in association with Land Rovers and similar. 

I used to work for Armstrong - Armstrong Patents Ltd to give them their full 
name, and I live some 800 yards from the York factory. Some 8 or 9 years ago 
they sold the shock absorber business (and the factory) to Monroe, and no true 
Armstrong shocks have been made since that time. However, I remember that in 
about 1992 there was some trouble about some shocks appearing on the market 
bearing the Armstrong name but manufactured somewhere in Asia - it seemed that 
someone had allowed the trademark to lapse. 
The original Armstrong shocks covered a massive range of vehicles and special 
uses such as the Armstrong 'Air Jacker' which could be pumped up to cope with 
heavy loads, the really flash models came with a pump that was fitted to the 
vehicle and controlled by a dash mounted switch. I dont remember any 
adjustable shocks though.

Jim Haseltine
88 Ur quattro