Update on Ironman Springs

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:03
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Hi all, I have fitted Ironman coils which I purchased this week to match the shocks I bought last week, I will recommend them to most, as they have done for me what I needed. Having owned many 4x4 over the years and had many suspension setups on most of them I will never pay over 100 point$ for pairs of ether coils or shocks. Justify to me how the likes of OME or TJM can charge $130+ each for a shock absorber whcih I have found to be no better than a $55 Gas charged shock from Ironman? All up I have paid $396 for a suspension package, quoted at many places as high as $950. As I said in my previous post, I cant believe my luck, I am so glad I shopped around. Hopefully these sorts of bargains keep rolling in just like the Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar price war, which Im sure most of us have cashed in on. Anyway, have a great easter Xplorites.
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:20

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:20
I sincerely hope you get a better run with your $55 Ironman shocks than my mates did. One fellow took 6 back under warrenty before he stepped up to Koni's.
As they often say: "You get what you pay for". Good luck. Craig................
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Follow Up By: Hero - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:41

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:41
Craig, Apparently their shocks were made in america by Gabriel as are many other brands, they claim the new range of CRS gas is redesigned and little in common with the old. I owned a Triton with Koni`s on board, sure they are great but I dont want my wallet to become a purse if I have to fork out for them :)
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 09:52

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 09:52
I would certainly never pay $100 for a shock absorber, I would much prefer to spend $180+, and get something that will last long term, be rebuildable, and can have its valving changed to suit my requirements.

Poor people cant afford cheap things ;-)
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:35

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 21:35
Also I hope you have a better run than I did, two out four seized up.
On a Canning trip last year my mates set on his landie also failed with leaking seals.
Good luck
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 06:38

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 06:38
Hero I think the above 2 replys answer why you would pay more than $55 a shock.
There is no way I would put them on my truck.

Good luck
Eric
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Reply By: Rojac - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 07:59

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 07:59
Hero

Are u on a commission??
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Reply By: ross - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 15:54

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 15:54
I agree with the thrust of Heros post about suspension pricing.
All the big names are probably guilty of having el cheapo shockies painted with their own logo and flogging them off for highly inflated prices.

When I started pricing my suspension components I initially thought that getting a complete package from a single shop would be best.However as I began to price the packages I noticed they all seemed to be flawed in some way.
Either they had cheap components mixed in with quality or the package was cheap but the fitting was almost as much as the kit or vice versa.
I ended up sourcing all the parts individually,time consuming yes,but the money saved paid for a set of BFG 33s.

Did anyone read the april issue of 4wd monthly ? I missed it,but it was supposed to have an article about the parts rip off in the 4x4 industry.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:44

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 17:44
you saved enough on your suspension purchase to buy a whole set of tyres???????
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Follow Up By: ross - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:11

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:11
Yep,I did it for about 8-$900 cheaper than than the dearest. The tyres were actually 2 new and 2 that had done about 10klm because they rubbed on someones Jeep and included an alignment.
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