80 series springs

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
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had a 160 lt tank fitted in place of the standard 45 lt tank also new old man emu springs and shocks problem the 863 on the rear look a bit soft should i go to 864 any body useing 864 springs
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Reply By: Goran - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2002 at 00:00
Yes,864 are designed just for that application.They will give you about 40mm lift and are thicker spring. Keep your tank at least half full for smoother ride.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
taken your advice thanks mal
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Reply By: Dvid and Heather - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Mal

We have an 80 series and we had the same problem when we updagraded our fuel tank to the bigger one and now have 864 on the back. Is much better with the 864 and we dont notice the roughness around town. Quick fix is keep your fuel tank half full

good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
taken your advice 864 being fitted thanks mal
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Reply By: Steve L - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
I had the OME suspension installed with the 863s in the rear of my 80, even though I had advised the service centre that a long range tank
was being installed in the near future. Once the tank was in, and a trailer towed, the back was way too low. I took the car back and had
the 864s fitted free (even after 10,000km of outback travels) and have never looked back. Definitely keep a bit of weight in the back though.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
good to receive your advice fitting 864s thanks mal
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Reply By: Member - Keith - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
My problem was a low garage roof so I fitted 862s with Polyair bags. This configuration meant that I could still get the LC into the garage, but also maintain a reasonable ground clearance when fully loaded. Seems to work OK so far.
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
looked at polyair but concerned if i damaged one out back how do i fix thanks mal
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Follow Up By: Goran - Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2002 at 00:00
Mal, as far as i am concerned you do have a valid reason to be suspicious of polyair helper springs. They do have their application but heavy off roading and extreme terain is not one of them. They are relatively easy to puncture and overinflate in which case vibrations will pass to the chasiss efectively cracking it.This happens mostly around shock absorber mountings and surrounding areas. Polyairs are only good for soft use and caravan towing around the Oz. Black top only.
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