Aftermarket Prado shock absorbers

Submitted: Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:29
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Has anyone had any trouble with Ironman shocks fitted to their vehicle?

I own a 2001 GXL TD Prado and recently replaced the all the original shocks with a set of Ironman ones to existing Ironman springs.

All the shocks failed within weeks, without going off road and were replaced without any problem. Then these replacements also failed within weeks.

There was no problem with a refund, however I believe that there was a "bad batch" produced and during assembly a component was omitted.

Perhaps these faulty shocks are still in circulation?

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Reply By: Member Eric - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:53

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 22:53
Fitted a set on Member Nicks car before Little desert early last year and there still going strong . Did you fit foam cell ?
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Follow Up By: Tezzae - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:36

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 21:36
Thanks for the reply

The shocks I bought were not foam cell and were from a batch stored in a Warehouse in Welshpool WA

Apart from the disappointment with them it was a real pain in fitting them all, particularly the rears as the top nuts were a bugger to get to.

I am happy with the springs and these were tried out on the Gibb River Rd last year. I have now fitted genuine replacements, I know they will last a few years.

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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 23:31

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 23:31
IMHO you get what you pay for...
Don't have the first hand experience with them but heard a lot of bad thing about them along similar lines from at least 3 diffrent people...
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Reply By: marcus - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:17

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:17
A mate has them on his disco and after some pretty hard trips they have been very good.
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Reply By: Disco200Tdi - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:44

Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 09:44
I had gas/oil ones on my disco and they failed just before warranty ended. Replaced and the next pair lasted a week. 2 year Warranty had now expired along with the shocks.
I won't be trying them again even if they have got better.

John D
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