100 series suspension -BRAND?

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 01, 2004 at 23:52
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Hi all,
this has probably been asked a million times already, but are the suspension kits (meduim to heavy) consisting of H/D torsion bars, rear springs and shocks all round from TJM or OME any better than one another? Also with the TJM sett up has anyone tried out those Cell X9 and are they worth the little bit extra? Same with the LTR?

Thanks Heaps
Steven
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 08:14

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 08:14
Steve,
As in other post before TJM and ARB have very good springs for all vehicles.
I am trying a set of Cell X9 shocks, and have only had them on for about a month and have been on a couple of weekend trips so far. I am still adjusting the shocks trying to get the balance right. The shocks will need fine tuning again when the Cruiser is packed up for the Vic High Country after Easter and another setting for the Simpson in July.
The feed back I have got from owners of IFS Cruiser is that the shocks on the front are very small compared to the weight of the vehicle. The smaller the shock the smaller amount of oil and this results in shock fade. I have not spoken to any one yet that has LTR shocks on a 100 series but I think they would be the go.
I hope this has helped with your question and someone else with a after market set up on there 100 Series might be able to give there thoughts.
Wayne
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 19:39

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 19:39
Thanks Wayne,
A friend of mine was telling me to go Tough Dog Ralphs, due to the size of the shocks and the weight of the crusier. I wasn't sure which way to go with the price difference etc..
Thanks again
Steven
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 21:02

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 21:02
Running LTR's on my IFS 100 on the front and they are excellent. Certainly hold more oil than anyother shock on the market. Been to the Cape and back on them and were great.
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 00:42

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 00:42
Thanks Michael,
What about torsion bars, are you running Heavy duty or standard and also have you wound them or is it still standard hight?
Thanks Steven
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 11:03

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 11:03
steve, I have Old man Emu nitro shocks all round on my turbo diesel. I have done the gribb river road when it was still very rough and also the great central road when it was quite corrigated. I have poly air bags on the back and have wound the t/bars up on the front. In the manyours of rough travel had no fade at all. In fact after other 4wd's I have owned this was almost a smoothe ride.
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 15:18

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 15:18
Thanks Dave,
are you still running the standard t/bars?
Steven
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Follow Up By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 21:54

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 21:54
Yes they seem to have handled things ok so far. Have done over 20k in rough to very rough conditions. a lot of very heavily corrigated road. May look at some non standard t/bars after a while. I did not think at the time I did my upgrade that much r&d had been done. OME even advised at the time that the standard bars should be ok. (I wonder if that was because they had not developed any at that time which was june last year)
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 19:06

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 19:06
Steve

Still running standard torsion bars but they are wound up, measuring from bottom of rim to guard I think it is 750mm. You need to allow atleast 70mm droop in the shock. I do have the OME torsion bars on order but they have not arrived yet, I will let you know how they go. The standard OME shocks did work fine on the front but as I was going to the Cape I upgraded to the LTR's, basically the performance is the same but you can go harder for longer with the LTR's.
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Follow Up By: Steve J - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:04

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:04
Thanks Michael
that would be great
Steven
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