suspension for 100 series ifs -tough dog/ome

Submitted: Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 11:43
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looking at putting springs and shocks on ifs 100 series-looking at tough dog ralph shockers or arb ome or koni together with king springs 35mm lift in rear.
has anyone used tough dog or konis. had koni/king combination on 80 series and was great but have been told konis on 100 not so good as bore of shock is smaller for ifs 100 series. anyones comments or experience with above shocks appreciated
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:53

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 12:53

don't know but if you stick with the well known ones you should be alright. By the way ARB now have heavier torsion bars coming for the IFS models. Check with your local ARB shop for availability.We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:33

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:33
I run Koni and King springs, have done for many years. The shocks on the front of the IFS would be different. The shock would be shorter but the bore could be the same.

One reason I went for Koni shocks is that it is adjustable. The other is that as a rule they are longer than most other shocks.

Having coil rear end and torsion front, shock absorber choice is very important.

Remember, springs keep the vehicle off the ground, shocks keep the wheels on the ground.

If you have been happy with the Koni /King combination before stay with it.

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Follow Up By: fozzy - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:41

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 13:41
was very happy on 80 series but when getting pricing for new 100 people have said that the koni fronts are very thin compared to 80 series ie almost half diameter 30mm approx which caused me to investigate other shocks and came acroos top dog -ralph appr 51mm
could be just sales pitch flogging better kickback
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 18:17

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 18:17
Tough Dogs are now also adjustable I believeLive the life you love -
Love the life you live !!!
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 14:25

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 14:25
Have had Tough Dogs on the Patrol for 3 years not a problemRegards Bob
Where to next
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:22

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 16:22
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:11

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:11
I know that the after market tortion bars are now available and I have been told that the old man emu shocker have had a few failures, we had tough dog on our 80 series, but I found them a bit hard. The new tough dog, I have been told, are brilliant, from memory they were adjustable, foam type, if that makes sence. price was about $250 each, not cheap, but after one drive of my new cruiser at least front shocks want be far away.
Mr Al.Life, live it, love it

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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:31

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 21:31
Went to the Cape with IFS 100 Series, OME LTR shocks on front and std OME shocks on the rear. The LTR's are awesome, due to the small size of the front shock nothing can match the LTR's for performance.
Waiting to try new OME torsion bars.
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Reply By: vuduguru - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:55

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:55
I've been looking at this option fo my V8 IFS, here what I was quoted by a workshop in southern Sydney.
HD torsion Bars $650 pair
Progresive rate King Springs KTPR95 $190pr
4 X Tough Dog 51mm Bore Shock $260 each
Fitting $275
Wheel Align $60

Seperately Polyair bags for the rear $275 pr and $160 fitting

This is intended to give a 50mm lift but I am informed by the shop that in reality its 40mm.
I have heard of similar concerns about OME's. Also note that TD adjustables are same price but 45mm bore.
Note that I drive 80k to work and back daily but load up with 4kids roofrack etc to about 400-500kg, hence the Polyairs.

Hope this helps, would be interested if anyone has tried this or a similar combination.
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