Pedders TrackRider suspension

Submitted: Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 10:59
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Anyone had any good, bad or indifferent experiences with pedders trackrider? I'm mainly interested in their coil springs for a 4Runner
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 12:37

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 12:37
Will21,

I can provide this info but not for a 4 runner...

I recently drove a friend's GU fitted with pedders suspension and the ride was quite poor compared to my GU fitted with ARB OME suspension.

AS far as problems, he did have a faulty shockie replaced under warranty...

Will
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Reply By: Member - Howard- Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:51

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 13:51
will21,
cannot specifically address 4 runner scenario but I put both a pair of coils and shocks on the front of my 80 series 12 months ago. supposedly hd 2'' liftcoils ,
41 bore shockies
I commented at time of purchase that coil diameter was smaller but more coils then the previous hd coils I was replacing.(broke 1 on the simpson)
dealer said it was because they were progressive load carrying with softer ride empty .
what I have found is body roll when empty is much more prononced, ride is a bit smoother empty. With no real hard trips since instal only around farm use
coils have sagged about 1'' . thats without the vehicle loaded for long distance trip.
only good thing is shockies arnt leaking yet.
I personally wouldnt recommend or buy again.Also they wernt that cheap at the time.
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Howard

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Follow Up By: Member - Allan - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 00:15

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 00:15
Howard, I had the same body roll problem on my first 80 with the cheaper shocks. I lost confidence and ended up paying the difference to upgrade to Koni's. It made a big difference to handling. The difference in cost was forgotten about in less than a day.
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Reply By: will21 - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 14:14

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 14:14
I guess I should mention that I'm looking at them as an upgrade from the OE springs which are 190,000km old. Can get the rear coils for $150
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Reply By: SteveL - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 15:49

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 15:49
My GQ had near new pedders suspension fitted when I bought it. I found the springs (HD) were too stiff (harsh ride loaded or unloaded) and the shocks were too bouncy.I am much happier with Lovells springs and OME shocks which I replaced them with.-Steve L.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 18:54

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 18:54
Can’t comment on pedders but I went for lovells after hearing some bad report’s about OME. Got about 55mm out of the back and adjusted the standard ford front torsion up bar 40mm but it only holds 30mm.
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Reply By: hanson - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 19:48

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 19:48
I believe that for shockies Pedders are Monroes retagged, their springs are made by another Australian Manufacturer and again retagged. I recall a while ago they used to race but used either Koni or Bilsteins.... I rest my case
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