Suspension Upgrade - average cost?

Submitted: Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 16:59
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Hi folks,

I was wondering what the average cost of an aftermarket suspension system would be including fitting. I know this will vary a bit depending on brand and supplier/fitter but I am looking at something decent like a koni or bilstein system but open to other suggestions. Budget of around 2k am I dreaming??
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 17:45

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 17:45
2 grand may get you the Koni shocks if you are a bloody good negotiator or have incriminating photos of the salesman with someone other than his wife!

There are budget suspension systems about that will satisfy your budget but again, you need to be very sure of your requirements ie; type of travelling, load, towing etc.

I've had a couple of upgrades to various vehicles over the years and with a decent set of shocks (Tough Dog Big Bore adjustable), springs and coils you are looking around the $4K mark give or take fitting. That's quality or custom equipment.

As I said, there are cheaper systems out there that have a good Reputation - Look at Ironman systems.

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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:02

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:02
Haha well I might have to get some surveillance happening then! In the mean time I think I may have to reprioritise a few things with regards to spending. Thought I might be dreaming with 2k and I certainly don't want to compromise on quality. I have big plans for my rig and have already spent dollars on roof rack, bullbar, snorkel, drawer system, water tank etc. Looks like the fridge and dual battery system is going to have to wait a while longer! Thanks for your response it was just the info I was after. Cheers Craig
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:13

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:13
Enquired at ARB a couple of weeks ago on the cost of an Old Man Emu upgrade for the Colorado.

Cost was around $1800.
4 shocks and replacement rear end leaf springs.
Front bar does not require an upgrade but some vehicles might and therefore the cost would be somewhat dearer.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:53

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 18:53
Thanks Bill, appreciate the reply I will look into that!
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Follow Up By: Member - Cruiser74 - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 14:53

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 14:53
Hi mate,

So I've been in touch with ARB and have received a pretty reasonable quote. A couple of hundred out of my price range but not a deal breaker. I have done a lot of research on the OME and they have a solid reputation so for the money it looks to be my best option. Still waiting on a few other quotes but this is looking the goods so far.

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Reply By: Mike SK - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 20:48

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 20:48
Like Bill, my Colorado upgrade included 4 Bilsteins shocks & EFS rear springs all fitted for $1900.
So doable for ute
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Reply By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 21:51

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 at 21:51
My GVM upgrade to 3900 ('79 series cruiser) was just a shade over $2k and that was a full suspension upgrade and compliance plate....shocks, springs, shackles. coils, included fitting... etc.

http://www.westcoastsuspension.com.au/

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Reply By: The Landy - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 08:20

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 08:20
I just had a Lovell's GVM upgrade kit (3,900kg from 3,300kg) added to my Toyota 79 Series dual cab at a cost of $3,950.
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Reply By: Member - Glenton - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 12:22

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 12:22
Hi
I have Isuzu D max and ended up fitting SAX suspension (leaf) to the rear plus 4 shockers (front and rear) after much research. Cost $2k fitted. Very happy with the performance and they come with 3 yr or 80000km warranty.
I see they also do Coil springs so you may wish to contact them online for product info and cost to suit your needs. Web search for SAX suspension will find them.
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Reply By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 13:10

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 at 13:10
Got my 200 Sahara with Kinetic suspension, lifted 2in, Oldman Emu all round, uprated springs with shock guards $1750. Not entirely happy with franchise supplier though as they didn't replace the security key for my wheels back into the glove box and left me high and dry in Marble Bar. That oversight and their lack of concern, coupled with a bad attitude, has cost them my future projects of diff lockers and larger tanks which would have been worth a few K to them.
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