Sax 3 stage dynamic rear Leaf springs advice please.

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I have a Colorado Ute RG 2012 onwards and thinking of upgrading the standard suspension to gain some more clearance and also for towing a caravan with ATM of 3 ton.
It would be greatly appreciated if anyone has had a 3SDS Sax suspension to their 4WD and could give me an opinion as to their performance. Many Thanks..
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 07:14

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 07:14
Con,

Here is a link to a Blog by member Kanga1 on his experience with a Sax Suspension replacement project.

Sax Suspension Replacement
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Follow Up By: Con_Qld - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 07:49

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 07:49
Hi Bill, Thank you for your help.
I have recently just completed a 10,000kms trip from Brisbane to Mareeba and back along the coast towing a caravan ATM 3 ton on the standard Colorado - not a great deal of problem although would have preferred to have a towball weight of 300kgs. I took the standard Colorado up to Cape York on standard highway tyres and various rough tracks. Apart from the low clearance (another 50mm would be great) the car performed much better than I expected. It has power & plenty torque.
I think I will stay put with the standard suspension and maybe just put better shocks from ARB later.
Thanks again everyone - Kanga, hope your problems are sorted by now.
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Reply By: workhorse - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 11:27

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 11:27
Can't comment on the stage 3 system but have their equaliser. I have a 2000 courier single cab steel tray farm ute. 2100 kg empty run with no equaliser. Loaded with canopy tools fuel etc 2900kg. Did 9500km Darling river, Flinders Ranges,Old Gunbarrel, Rudd River NP, Kunnunnurra Mt Isa then home. Was perfect in all situations. Have been using it for years. Takes 25 min to fit or remove and gives me two different vehicles. Hope that helps
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 20:31

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 20:31
I am sorry to hear of Kangas problems with his suspension, we still have had no problems with ours which has now done 60Ks which includes GRR, Gulf and lots of towing 2.5 ton van. The D.Max would weigh in at 2.7 ton and rides like you would not believe. It was fitted by Sax at their Brisbane work shop.
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Follow Up By: Con_Qld - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 22:56

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 22:56
Hi Bruce, Glad to hear your suspension upgrade has performed well. May I ask what rear constant weight did you settle on?
I was quoted the Mining pack which I was told would handle a payload of 900kgs without any problems.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 17:12

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 17:12
I think 400 Kg.
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Reply By: darryl c - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 10:56

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 10:56
Do not put Sax springs on a colarado as i have a 2013 which i work off road and my vehicle is under tare weight and put a new set of sax 3 stage springs on as Holden Petrie said they were the best springs suited to my car $1400 with 5 year waranty , they lasted 6 months then snapped so rand Sax who said as i didn;t put their shockies on with springs that no warranty will be given (no one told me this when i bought them). So sax said they will make a set of springs for my car which won't need their shockies so the give me a discount and charged $500 but the snapped again last week so they only lasted 6 months. So i will let you know what the outcome is on these broken springs as they have a long weekend and can't get in touch with them. BUT I WILL NEVER GO NEASR SAX SPRINGS AGAIN AS THE ORIGINAL CLORADO SPRINGS WERE STRONGER??
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Follow Up By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:46

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 20:46
I know on the Navara Forum, that SAX got a BIG bagging for the poor performance and lack of problem solving help..... but that was Nissan, so have no idea about other makes.....
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