hdj100 sahara

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 14:54
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hi guys
looking at buying a hdj100 sahara or a kakadu. not sure about the self levelling suspension in the sahara. any one know if its any good. is it prone to failure when used off road and is it an expensive fix. if it does fail can you replace it with standard raised suspension.
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Reply By: scandal - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 18:57

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 18:57
no such thing as HDJ7# series sahara or Kakadu, I think you are after info on the 200 series
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Reply By: troopy love - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 19:19

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 19:19
Whoops. I already own a hdj78r I meant hdj100r Sahara
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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 20:39
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 22:42

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 22:42
That is an important question .....in addition to advice here, search the Lcool 100 series section too.....a wealth of dead set expert experience there on everything 100 !
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Follow Up By: troopy love - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 23:02

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 23:02
Thanks ill go check out the lcool website now
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Follow Up By: troopy love - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 23:14

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 23:14
Couldn't find anything on lcool :(
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 08:32

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 08:32
One reference here on Lcool , with links to other pages.
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:58

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:58
Troopy Love - There's a reliability law called KISS. The simpler the mechanisms in a design, the more reliable it is in general, and the lower the repair costs.

SLS's are complex and give trouble as they age. They will just simply cost you more to maintain than a standard suspension when the vehicle is older.

Here's a Pommy site that gives you a quick rundown on 100 series SLS problems. They offer a conversion back to a standard suspension. There's obviously a market for it, or they wouldn't be doing it.

http://www.pedders.co.uk/info-toyota-landcruiser-100-series

Cheers, Ron.
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Reply By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:57

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:57
Hi Troopy Love

I have a HDJ100R Sahara with SLS and so far have found it great off road. The reports on Lcool say it is expensive to replace so if it fails they replace it with a standard suspension. (Bilstien shocks and Lovell springs seem to be favoured). There is a member of lcool that can increase the carrying capacity by modding the torsion bars and springs. Costs around 2-3K last time I looked. My cruiser has done 180,000 kms and have had no problems. I tow a KK and have fitted airbag spring helpers to stop the suspension going into "low" mode. All works a treat.
Great vehicle by the way!!!

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