suspension for GQ patrol

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 22:43
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Hey guys

Im after a 3" suspension lift for my patrol was just woundering if any one could tell me a couple of good brands that you know off, price doesnt matter as long as im getting my money's worth.
any help would be much appreciated
cheers paul
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:02

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:02
Go with Old Man Emu Kit. Shocks and springs for that lift.

Koni shocks are the preimum, but are $$$...
King or Dobson Springs are about the best but again $$
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Reply By: Member Eric - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:09

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:09
Pauly , most springs & schocks are made for either a 2 /4 or 6 inch lift is you purchase some 2 " HD they will be 5 mm under 3" this for vehicles fitted with winch and bullbar + LR tank . If you live in Melbourne , I can give you some prices

Email Wholesalecars@optusnet.com.au
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Reply By: Member - MightyQ - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:27

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:27
G'day Pauly, Recomendations are a subjective thing man!! so I can only give you my impression. Last September we went to the experience of getting the GQ kitted out, suspension being a part of that. I had a complete suspension replacment, by ARB, I can't recommend the suspension highly enough, ride comfort, able to track cleanly through rutted roads, ride height and value for money.
MightyQ
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Follow Up By: Member - MightyQ - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:30

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:30
Sorry man i forgot to mention -- yes there was about 75mm increase in ride height(much to my wifes dismay-- but the dog can still jump in!!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal (Brisbane) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:42

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:42
Mightyu Q,
Does your wife know that you refer to her as the dog - brave man:0) :0)
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Reply By: Trol - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:17

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:17
Hi Pauly,

Only a recommendation as we all think we have the best suspension, but I'm currently running a 4inch dobinson kit (heavy duty) with the adjustable panhard rods and eliptical bushes.

It all depends on the use, I tow alot and don't have airbags yet and can say that the car entire car stays level with 950kg's on the rear.

Happy hunting,

Trol.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:29

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:29
Pauly,

Koni shocks, I only get 240,000klm before a rebuild, real value for money.
King Springs, OME and TJM get there springs from Kings

If you are going for a 3" lift don't forget the gear box spacer or a vibration could develop in the front tail shaft.
A castor correction might also be required if the steering is wandering and vague. With a 3" lift you would be on the border line as to have one fitted or not. Wait until the suspenion is fitted and see what it drives like and then decide about the castor bushes.

Wayne
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:05

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:05
Remembering other things like the height of the top of the fridge in the back of the car becomes a PITA, getting in and out sucks if your short or for the cook...

I'm running a what should have been a 4inch but ended up a 6inch lift and 34 JT2's and it can be a mongeral to get into on a hill, or angle, or when wet or slippery..specially with only 1 leg that works properly... Another thing - Underground carparks are a thing of the past too.

My suspension kit was the works from www.bigballsoffroad.com Liam is excellent to deal with, well worth a call.

But remember only lift it if you REALLY need to... replacing std shocks and springs with 1inch lift usually gives you 2 or 3 anyway from the old shocks and springs being sagged...
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Reply By: Pauly - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:59
G'day all

I should of mentioned that i have a s.w.b so 3'' is the max, as truckter said i dont think it would be necesary. my friend put 4'' king spings in his but he spent a whole day welding and extending things i just cant wait to hear what the insurance comp will say when he has a prang, my car is still standard and it still goes where his does. im thinking about rancho springs or king springs depends on the price difference.

thanks to all who replied
helped out heaps

cheers paul
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Reply By: Hankster - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:55

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 21:55
I have just put a 3" lift on my GQ LWB 91' Patrol. I installed King Springs and Koni Shocks all round with a 3 degree castor kit. I love it!! Cost me $1600.
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