Dobinson or OME in my 2013 DC Hilux

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Hi All, Dobinson vs OME 2 inch lift?
Ironman vs WARN Magnum winch?
PLEASE, someone make the decision for me....
Cheers, Jez
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Vic - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 21:22

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 21:22
I have a 12000lb Iroman winch which is now 8 years old and still going strong. The cable is now a bit the worse for wear and I have just brought a replacement rope. Had an issue after 4 years but Ironman fixed under warranty even though their warranty is 3 years. When I brought it, it was a third of the price of a Warn and I figured if I had to replace it every 3 years I would still end up in front. Well, at 8 years I am miles in front and laughing. Also buying an Ironman it is not much extra to get a 12,000lb winch and I always say bigger is better. Ironman standby their products and are great to deal with. I dealt with their head office which is now in Dandenong in Vic.
My suspension is all Lovells and I am very happy with them also for what its worth.
What other people think of me is none of my business.
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Follow Up By: Jez TTG - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:49

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:49
HI Idler Chris, I'm hearing you on the Ironman. I have not read too much negative comments about them at all, and I see they came 4th in a Top 10 shoot out in 4WD mag. I will look into the Lovells gear and also Ultimate Suspension has also been recommended.
Thank you for your input, Cheers Jez.
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Reply By: peteC - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:19

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:19
Neither.
Winch = runva
Lift = ultimate suspension
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Follow Up By: Jez TTG - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:45

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:45
Hi peteC, thanks for the tip on the Runva. Visited website and they look to be a good unit. I'll ring and talk to them tomorrow out of curiosity, Cheers.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:20

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:20
Have a look on Newhilux about suspension options and reviews
A number of owners have not been happy with the OME kits on them. I found them too soft and boaty myself
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Follow Up By: Jez TTG - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:52

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:52
Hi AlbyNSW, I feel the OME is just a commercial product that has flooded the market so there is plenty of good & bad feedback.
I have looked at Newhilux and the recommendations seem to be Lovells or Bilstein. Thanks for your suggestion, it has helped. Regards, Jez
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 06:56

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 06:56
Jez I ran Bilsteins on my Hilux and I wouldn't do it again in hindsight
They were sensational onroad but we're too firm offroad. The OME were too soft onroad but comfortable on heavy corrugations etc

The Ultimate Suspension would be my pick, I have it on my Lancruiser and a mate replaced his OME with Ultimate on his Hilux and it is great
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:54

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 22:54
X 3 for The Ultimate Suspension. Loved what they did for my Prado and going back to them for the BT50.

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Follow Up By: Member - Munji - Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 07:38

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 07:38
Replaced my OME kit for ulitmate suspension (2007 Prado towing camper) for GRR and Mitchell Plateau. Will fit to my 100 series soon.
Very impressed.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 06:15

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 06:15
Dobinson lift kit on my Isuzu. Can't recommend it. Harsh rear, front rebound damping way underdone. I'm in deep and meaningful discussion with the firm that fitted it. Dobinson has admitted that the rear spring is too stiff.
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Reply By: The Landy - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 09:36

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 09:36
Lovell's?

Running them on our 79 Series (GVM Upgrade).

Cheers - Baz The Landy
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 16:05

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 16:05
Dobinsons usually ask how much weight you carry in the vehicle and then make a suggestion on the 'stiffness' needed. If you overstate it you'll get a stiff rear end(haha). So talk to them about your real world requirements. They work well on the troopy front coils, rear leafs and a big bonus is that there made in Australia.

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Reply By: mountainman - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 17:43

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 17:43
Premier winch !!
And ultimate all the way
had OME really really great ride but having 3leaf springs fail in 2 or soo years.
and no offer to back the warranty...
or even want to look at my leafs and where theyre failing.

ultimate from now on
Very happy..
but service could be a little better.
not as woefull as arb when your in need of a replacement spring to get moving..
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 18:02

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 18:02
MM,

Are we talking about the same Ultimate?

The Ultimate I know is in Ingleburn NSW. Service is fantastic.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 19:28

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 19:28
Yes my experience is the same as Frank's

There service is excellent and back up warranty as good as I have seen
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Follow Up By: mountainman - Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:22

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:22
Yes
same ultimate..
you honestly cant have 100% perfect deliveries or correct product sent for vehicle.
just took them a week to sort it out from their end.
but kindly got the young bloke to deliver and assist to put the springs in.
I thanked him for making the special trip and that id be fine putting them in on my own.
just that the car nearly sat on a hoist for a week.
1hr north of sydney.
id use ultimate again no worries.
great product, just that I must have got them on a bad bad...week
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