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RE: Anyone heard of Armstrong 4-way adjustable shocks???
From: email@example.com 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.
88 Ur quattro