To keep old suspension or not??

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:26
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Hi all. I'm getting new suspension for the troopy next week. I'm completely changing out everything. I'm getting it changed at the the local ARB so the Question is should i keep the old suspension? Either to sell or put back in at a later date, or will it just gather dust under the house?????
What do you think?
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:33

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:33
Ditch it...... it would be nice to think you might need it or you can sell it but you never will. some will say keep it in case you break something but again you will never need it.

We use to keep everything from our work vehicles, just in case. Ended up throwing it out and now we don't collect it anymore.

You see suspension trying to be sold all the time on the net...... starts of at $400, then $400ono, them $200 and after a few months, give away
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:37

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:37
Hi Troopydan

Why are you replacing it?

If it is because it is flogged out - why keep it?

If it is because you have some spare cash and just feel like a change - why sell it?

I have diff centres, original bumpers etc etc where I have put on bull bars and tyre carries cluttering up my shed - I suggest you leave 'em where the fall - it's not like there gonna sell em.


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Reply By: sonny - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:41

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 20:41
When I changed the suspension in my 80 series 10 years ago I had the same question. I kept the old suspension. Today, the vehicle has been moved on. Now I have to crawl under the house one day and take the old suspension to the dump. I doubt you'll find a use for it. Save yourself the trouble and leave it with ARB to dispose of.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 21:49

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 21:49
I carry the replaced shocks as spares on the desert trips.
Not unknown for troopies to bust rear leaf springs.

All depends on where you travel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Russler - Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 07:24

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 07:24
Same here. I take one front and one rear. Haven't needed to use them yet as we ensure those that are one the vehicle are in good condition, but you never know what damage you may do if you unexpectedly hit a hole along one of those corrugated roads.
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Reply By: SDG - Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 22:12

Sunday, Nov 03, 2013 at 22:12
Instead of throwing them, at least take them to a scrap metal dealer. Have a look in your shed for other metal object collecting dust.

Won't be worth a lot, but something is better than nothing.
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Reply By: Member - troopydan - Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 07:02

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 07:02
Thanks guys. To the scrap yard they go! I'm only changing it to tow the van, so their isn't anything wrong with the old stuff. Everyone is right though, they will end up under the house never to be seen again. Thanks!
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