Terracan Suspension upgrade?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 20:03
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Hay guys, who does a suspension package for our Terracans? I read an article in 4x4 Australia mag that they had done some work on there long term test vehicle but i dont have the old issues to go back through and see how they did it. I just want to upgrade the front & rear shocks as my Highlander gets a bit skitish on broken tar roads at speed. It just seems to need better shocks. Garry
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Reply By: Jimbo - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:15
Garry,

TJM in Melb do a kit which includes 4 big bore shockers, rear springs and ratchet-up the existing torsion bars for $980 fitted. Pedders do a similar deal for $1100. There are no aftermarket torsion bars yet. I haven't had it done yet, but will when the readies are available. It apparently improves the the handling whilst not encroaching on ride quality. Also gives you around 50mm lift (VERY useful).

Good luck with your projects,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 18:30

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 18:30
I am looking at this upgrade to mine before I leave for katherine in the NT
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:35
What is a Terracan and who makes them?
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 21:41
Hyundai, similar size to Pajero/Prado, 7 seater, runs Mitsubishi 3.5 V6, offers all the fruit; leather, climate control, MP3/CD etc for 40 large, and a 5 year warranty. And they're pretty handy on the tracks.

Value for money? Brownlow every time.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 22:03

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 22:03
I think Brewman is taking the Michael me old mate. In that case I should add that Melbourne City Toyota can replace all the Terracan suspension bits with Toyota ones, but they only come as a kit, easy to fit, just remove the stones from the tyres, roll out the Terracan roll in the Toyota and replace the stones.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 23:03

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 23:03
Honestly Geoff, I didn't think you'd go that low...just kiddin mate...maybe.
Stuff em Jimbo, hold ya head proud mate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 23:34

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2004 at 23:34
Commonly known as "Tincan" Brew.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:29

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:29
Ok, seriously i have never seen one or even heard of one.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:54

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 17:54
In that case, take a look at the Hyundai website, they're a moderately capable 4WD wagon along the lines of the Ford Escape for those looking for adventure with a lower case "a".
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Follow Up By: terracan tim - Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 15:52

Saturday, Jul 17, 2004 at 15:52
I would like to see a ford escape go some of the places that my terracan has been over the last 4 weeks gone everywhere the nissan patrol goes but the big test will be this comming weekend with eric
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 08:50

Sunday, Jul 18, 2004 at 08:50
with Eric, thats not a test thats a challenge
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