Off Road Suspension

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:29
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Hello All,
After our trip to Cape Leveque and Gibb River Mitsibishi have mentioned that the shockies are U/S. I would like to up grade to an off road suspension kit for the Pajero GLX 1996 (brought new so far with 135000 Ks clocked up). Ive tenitivley looked at XGS by TJM and Trakryder with Polyair kit by Pedders this is the exspensive option $1866.00, TJM $300.00 less but no Polyair kit. Any thoughts or Ideas. Thanks
Rolly
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:17

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:17
http://www.pajeroclub.com.au/

try here for some good Paj stuff.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:49

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:49
The Pajeroclub site is down at the moment!
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg (rolly) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 09:38

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 09:38
Thanks Truckster for the Info. Cheers
Rolly
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:37

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 22:37
Rolly I've just taken my XGS off in favour of harder working Tough Dog foam cell adjustables from Opposite Lock. Really happy now. Check with Op Lock for their systems, their options appear much stronger gear.
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Follow Up By: REXY - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:30

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:30
Greg, I won a 93 Smurf mobile and as standard they haved a bad habbit of sagging in the a@#. i went to ARB in darwin and they fitted a set of heavy duty Old Man Emu's all round. It got rid of the sagging bum and i havnt had a drama ever since...actaully i did have one problem. the right hand side was sagging a bit (most probably due to my tubby ass in the drivers seat all day) but ARB here in Nowra fixed it up again no charge and no problems. OME give an unconditioinal 2 year warrenty. One of my frinds has a 92 Paj with a set of OME under it and he has no complaints at all. From memory the one big thing you have to remember with the Heavy Duty OME's is the writing on the box suggests you have aprox 100kg ove the back at all times. That is the reason i went for the HD springs and shocks as opposed to the medium duty ones as i have a 130 ltr aux fuel tank under the back and one of my draws is allways full of tools..

Hope this helps

REXY
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Follow Up By: REXY - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:35

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:35
Greg one thing i forgot...Talk to membe STEVE (ACT) from memory he has a Paj with OME's fitted

REXY
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:54

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 07:54
Greg
I've been running OME's on the Prado now for about 6 months and they have been great. I also tow a 1.5t Jayco camper and had polyairs fitted at the same time. When camping without the trailer I run the polyairs at about 5psi. With the trailer pump them up to about 25psi. I carry a fair amount of gear with me in the back of the Prado but don't seem to need the polyairs unless I'm towing.
Hope this helps

Tessa
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 09:33

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 09:33
Greg i have OME's with polyairs and Tough Dog shocks, got the OME's and 50mm lift front and back for $766.00 at a rock hopper wokshop in Silverwater Sydney, www.chaos4wd.com.au and polyairs from Heasman at St Peters they are the makers of polyairs for around 400.oo fitted, i'm happy if it makes the Explorer handle great should do your's the world of good and pretty good price wise too.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg (rolly) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 22:28

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 22:28
Tessa,
Thanks for the info. I was intersted to read you have a Jayco I also have a Jayco Eagle OB and wondering whether Polyairs would suit or tougher shockies.
Rolly
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Reply By: GeeVee - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:45

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:45
Rolly,
My previous vehicle was a Disco, put OME shocks all-round and polyairs in rear springs, maintained original coil springs. Used the polyairs to adjust for load, maintained good ride at all times, unladen to fully loaded. Did the Simpson and Cape York without any drama, I don't go rock-hopping so wasn't chasing a lift kit. Current vehicle is a Patrol with "Ultimate" suspension fitted, shocks and coil springs. Good when part loaded to fully loaded, a little harsh when empty running around town. I think my first set-up was better.

Greg
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Reply By: Member - Greg (rolly) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 09:42

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 09:42
Thanks to all you have enlighten me and will look further into your ideas. Once again thanks.
Rolly
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