"Cross Country" shockies

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 19:30
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G'day gang,

Has anyone out there either heard of, or preferably have first hand experience of, shockies made by "Cross Country"?

They look well made and the literature says all the right things - for what that's worth, but I haven't heard of them before.

I believe they are made at the Monroe plant and rebadged there.

Any experiences would be great, thanks.
Cheers, Jim

"Lead, Follow.....or get out of the way!!"
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:41

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 20:41
gday jimbo.
just my opinion.but really try to stick with known brands.
ive been doing suspention for years and never heard of them.
i know monroe/pedders/ome come from the same place just with there own specs.
cheers
due to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Follow Up By: Alex H - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 21:06

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 21:06
G'day.
Cross country are sold by ARB as a cheaper alternative to OME, so maybe if they're made in the dame place as Diamond sez, they are the same??
Cheers,
Alex
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 01:05

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 01:05
brother looked at some a while back (remember jim?)
they were second hand unfitted for his hilux but some one beat him for the bargain .
here is some info
cant cut and pate from my adobe but try this its all there so look at the pdf in adobe format
hope it helps
www.total4x4.com.au
look for suspension then crosscountry
they are in queensland phone number is there as well1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Reply By: Gordon - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 15:07

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 15:07
Hi Jimbo,

They are Foam Cell and are the same specs as Tough Dog. Both made by Gabriel.

I have used them on GQ and GU Patrol for many km's (including a Cape trip) and have nothing to complain about.

Tough Dog will tell you they are valved differently, but I doubt this. (I currently am using Tough Dog).

If ARB are offering them as a cheaper alternative, I would use them in preference to their OME any day.

They are imported into Brisbane. Contact Phone 07 3256 8222.

Gordon
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 20:40

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 20:40
Thanks guys for the responses.

I haven't seen them at ARB but at K&N 4WD in Perth who I am going to for a long range (120 lt) tank for my 'Lux.

They certainly looked solid and well built and after a bit of net exploring I see that quite a few places use and recommend them - particularly in Qld.

Anyway, thanks again - I think I'll try them out. Cheers, Jim

"Lead, Follow.....or get out of the way!!"
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 14:42

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 14:42
The are only two Australian made shocks available in Australia.

1. The Munroe Gas Magnum
2. The Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shock Range

Everything else is imported and many being rebaged versions of the same shock i.e. the Cofab or stanard Gabriel shocks are available thru many different Suspension suppliers.

The only people who make a shock that has been valved, designed and tested for Australia is OME. Yes they do not manufacturer them but are built by munroe to OME specs.
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