does anyone know what ironman suspension is like?

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Hi Can anyone advise me on what they have herd or found how ironman suspension is.Thanks Stuart
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Reply By: Mark C - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:56

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:56
Hi, have the ironman on my Prado 150. It gave it a 50mm lift and I am very happy with it. Good in all conditions. Has been on for 18mths and no sag. I have the heavy duty in the rear which is good for towing van. Medium would be better for general driving with airbags for towing heavy loads.



Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:18

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:18
Hi Mark thanks for your feed back.When you say heavy duty on the rear was that springs or shockers.Thanks Stuart
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Follow Up By: Mark C - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:28

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:28
Heavy duty coils, shockers are gas.

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: Member - 2517. - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:59

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:59
Had it in Troopy for 10 years,the springs still going strong after two trips around Aust and a heap of 4wd trips but the shocks only lasted a couple of years.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:21

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:21
Hi 2517.Thanks for your feed back.Did you have gas shocks or foam cell shocks on the troopy?Thanks Stuart
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Reply By: Member - Corrugate75 - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:38

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:38
G'day,
We've had a 50mm lift on a Patrol Wagon for two years now, and have been very happy with the performance. We had firmer than standard Nissan coils fitted and foam cell shocks. Approximately half our driving would be on (good quality) dirt roads the remainder on bitumen. We went firmer as have bullbar, roof rack etc, 4 kids and do a bit of towing the camper away on holidays.
All happy customers here, I'd have Ironman fitted to my next vehicle (but I admit I haven't tried all the other brands either.)
Cheers, Corrugate
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Reply By: Member - 2517. - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:46

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 20:46
Gas .I did a lot of heavy work ,The Simpson,Canning ,Ruddal ,and towed a caravan for 80000km I would give it a go the only trouble I had was a broke center bolt for the price it done very well.
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Reply By: poitr - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 21:29

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 21:29
Stuart,
Have had an Ironman kit (struts, front and rear shocks, front and rear "medium setting" springs) on our dual cab Hilux for two years. Its done a lot of work fully loaded, around central Australia, the Tanami and the Kimberly. We are very happy with the performance and handling, with no spring sag and shockers still working fine. I don't know that I would want to go any firmer than the "medium setting" as the ride and handling is quite tight enough even when we have a full load of diesel, water, recovery gear, spare wheels etc.
Cheers Peter
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Reply By: BEAR74 - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:02

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:02
I had it on an onld cruiser ute for years which got hammered around the top end hunting and fishing for years. never failed and good value compared to other brands.

BEAR
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Reply By: ñÿýýðýÿ - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:56

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:56
G'day,

I installed Ironman 2" heavy duty suspension on my '98 100 series early last year and must say it is excellent. Loaded it holds beautifully - boats or caravans it is brilliant. Without load it is obviously a little rough but nothing to be upset about. For a bigger car on poor roads it handles quite well.

I actually bought the kit from a mob in Melbourne - they were the cheapest I could find delivered to my door in Mackay (at the time). Foam cell shockers, 4 coils, bushes etc. Lowered it down from 5" lift that it had when I bought it...

Toyots r us - Mark - 03 9314 1622

Was under $1k delivered.

Also, I know a few people that have the Ironman susp fitted to other makes and they all have only positive things to say.

If you go this way, you will not be disappointed.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:38

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:38
Hi Mark thanks for your help.I rang Toyota r us to get a price on a kit and they said they dont sell ironman products.Is that who you brought it of or someone else because i cant find a ironman dealer in Victoria.Thanks Stuart
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:03

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:03
Why don't you just ring IRONMAN sales direct.

DD
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Follow Up By: ñÿýýðýÿ - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:22

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:22
G'day Stuart, Just found the quote. Apologies, I was dealing with several suppliers of various parts at the time and got them mixed.

Constant load 2inch with foam shocks $979 quoted on the 21st March 2011! how time flies..Seemed like last year..

Toyhatsu Commercial Recyclers- Paul Mallon - 03 9314 3455

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Brad
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:24

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 12:24
hi stuart and gunny
www.ironmandealer.com.au
cheers
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Reply By: Rod W - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:04

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 13:04
I'm in the market to replace the shockies on my standard height Troopy 78 series so I phone the local Ironman shop (Kewdale), the bloke asked if it was raised to which the answer is no he then said that their Ironman shockies won't work as they will be bottoming out all the time and it would not be worth the hassle or my rubbishing the product due to its failure to perform. I thanked him for his honestly and not just wanting to get a sale.
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