Quality shocks for FZJ80 landcruiser

Submitted: Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 20:30
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What are peoples recommendation for quality shocks for FZJ80 with LPG , spare tyre on the roof rack,Alloy bullbar,30mm lift has blue Airbags in rear for towing a caravan.
thanks Graham
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Reply By: olcoolone - Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 09:10

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 09:10
Any of the leading brands are fine...... ARB, Tough Dog, EFS, Koni, Bilstein.

It comes down to personal choice.
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 11:52

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 11:52
G'day Graham,

I have Old Man Emu springs under my 80 - mediums in the front and heavy in the back (I think they are 400s, the second heaviest spring).

I matched them with ARB Sports shocks. This has been a brilliant set up for everything I use it for for.

I use the vehicle everyday fro work and play. It works really good for outback touring and I've tested a few times. Before I replaced the suspension setup it looked like a Four Runner when I loaded it up.
The handling is excellent on rough roads when fully loaded.

Steve
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Follow Up By: DeepThought65 - Monday, May 06, 2013 at 09:33

Monday, May 06, 2013 at 09:33
You might also consider RAW they are made in Australia by Powerdown who are involved with truck suspension equipment. They have invested a lot of money in a shock test setup that is world class and have done the time testing and developing. I put a set on the 79 series ute with canopy and drove 5000km to Lake Eyre with no problems at all, I'm quite happy with them and about to do a 7500km round trip to Ayres Rock this year.

D.T.
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