D22 suspension upgrade cost

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Hi People. I have a Navara D22 2012 and have been told by my mechanic that the suspension has dropped 60 mm all round.
I decided it would be a good opportunity to get a 2 inch lift and upgrade the suspension.
I have just had a quote from Pedders for $2300 . I think that is a bit excessive.
Anyone got any suggestions where I could get a better price in Perth.
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Reply By: Jackolux - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 11:45

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 11:45
Do you have a Spring Manufacturer over there , it you do , load it up with the usual stuff and give them a look at it .
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Reply By: Member - RobnJane(VIC) - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:37

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:37
Hi Murray,
We had a 2006 D22 and needed to do a little work on the suspension, and in the end just added a leaf to the rear springs and reset them to give about 40mm lift and adjusted the front torsion bars to regain the height lost on the front due to the steel bull bar etc. this coupled with the Koni shockers was a good set up.
We thought this was a good set up as it ensured we did not lose too much downwards travel (on the front), and didn't interfere with drive angles etc.
Depending on what you want to use the car for this might work for you. We towed a camper trailer and travelled remotely including most outback tracks Cape York with it and it was fine.
Can't help with current costs though, sorry.

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Reply By: Tomdej - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:37

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 14:37
I owned a Commodore, with less than 60,000km on it, and wanted to get a wheel alignment. Booked it in with Pedders and droppped it off at an agreed time, came back a hour and a half later, also agreed beforehand, to find they hadn't started. They told me they would do it quickly but came out within 10 minutes to tell me they couldn't do it as the suspension needed major work, including replacing all of the bushes. Total cost over $1000. Told them I wasn't interested. I took the car to another steering specialist who did the wheel alignment without any problems. When I asked them about worn parts they said there was some wear but no more than they would expect for a vehicle of that age, and that there were no parts that needed replacing.

My conclusion, Pedders were interested in doing work that wasn't necessary, thus making a profit on parts and labour when their workshop was a little quiet.

I haven't been back to Pedders. I'm sure they are capable of doing a good job, but other suppliers are also capable and may be more honest as to what is required.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 18:13

Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 at 18:13
I had a similar problem last week. Went to Robson 4WD in Welshpool and all fixed at a reasonable cost. Great place to do business.
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 07:29

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 07:29
Gday Chris
Not a problem with the new ute already , that will give us a good subject at coffee club. Even if we dont have all the facts.
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 10:37

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 10:37
Hi Muz,

I do not know what I was thinking, but putting 1000 kgs on suspension designed for 600 kgs is always going to give you a problem. Another leaf and new bushes, problem solved.
I will put it down to a seniors moment on my part, however if anyone else did it I would put it down to their stupidity.

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Follow Up By: Paul E6 - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 23:05

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 23:05
I had a less than satsfactory time at Robsons than you.
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 16:29

Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 at 16:29
Plenty around

west coast suspensions (ashfield)

wilkinson suspension (beechboro kIngs agent)

autoride balcatta (bilstein agent)

another mob is osborne park can't remember its name

then the usual 4wd supply suspects
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Follow Up By: Dean K3 - Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:34

Monday, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:34
WA suspensions is company based in Osborne park

mind went blank had to google it
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Reply By: Member - abqaiq - Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 12:46

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 at 12:46
Westralia Springs in Perth

Just ordered a set of 4 leaf parabolics with 50mm lift for Troopy from them. Nice people to work with.
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