outback suspensions coil springs

Submitted: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 19:28
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has anyone installed outback suspensions coil spring addition to a existing leaf spring rear, are they any good
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:11

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 20:11
sshep, yes, on a MQ shorty many years ago, brilliant, currently, on a GU Ute, again great, best thing for a leaf sprung set up, IMHO.
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Follow Up By: sshep - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:41

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:41
thanks for the reply john it puts my mind to rest ive decided to install the set up do you think i should install it myself or have outback do it , i live in sydney and outback are in melboure
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Reply By: Happy GU Owner - Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:23

Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:23
sshep,

I also had the same installation done on a LWB MQ Patrol, and the ride vastly improved, as well as giving it two inches of lift.

It is still not as good as coil springs only, like the GQ or 80 Series, but vastly improves the ride for touring.

In my opinion, if the vehicle is in good condition, and you plan on keeping it for two or more years, then spend the money and do it. If your truck is a bit rough, or you plan on moving it on, save the $1200.00 and put it towards your new vehicle purchase.

If your vehicle was an MQ Patrol, think about it this way, you can pick up a Petrol GQ LWB for $6,000 - $8,000 these days, sell yours as is for, maybe, $2000 - $3000, with the $1200 still in your pocket. You wouldn't be shelling out a whole lot extra to upgrade to a whole lot nicer truck.

Hope this helps

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Follow Up By: sshep - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:38

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:38
thanks happy gu owner, the vehicle is a 2 yr old duel cab which iam planning a trip to the cape with next year, i wanted to increase the clearance but was concerned about a hard ride by increasing the rear springs, i saw an ad in a 4x4 mag for the outback system , spoke to them and was impressed but as i dont always believe what sales people tell me i posted this query and now decided to fit the outback system. do you think i should get them to install it or do it myself thanks shep
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:59

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:59
sshep, depending on your skills??? The Qld bloke that fits them also does a bolt in one, so may be a worth a ring to him, he is in the 4x4 mags. Best of luck.
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Reply By: sshep - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 18:11

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 18:11
thanks john, is yours bolt on or the outback, is there any difference apart from the fixings, iam no expert but can manage most things
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