Different brands of suspension

Submitted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 16:02
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Does anyone have different brands of suspension on the same vehicle? Looking at getting bilsteins shocks/struts for the front of a new 2005 hilux and using my existing Koni rear shocks on the back. Any problems anyone knows of?

Also lovells springs on the front and maybe the rear or OME. The other option for the back is to get the rears resprung
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 16:13

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 16:13
Mate of mine had a poor experience with lovells , and swore he would never leave OME again. Mind you different people probably say the same about all aftermarket stuff, but I inspected the broken spring and wasn't impressed.
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:06

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 17:06
Lux front suspension is almost the same as the Prado.
Bilteins and Lovells are the way to go. I got them on my track
and they are excellent. OME might be ok if you don't plan to get
it heavy loaded, otherwise it will start to sag quite soon.

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Follow Up By: floyd - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:19

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 18:19
Dont knock OME on the Hilux. I have a full OME rear with nitrocharges all round and regularly take the wife, 2 kids, dog and enough gear in the canopy for a month with a 17 foot boat also loaded up with bikes, tents etc... The rear rides at the standard height all day. It is a 3 year old set of springs and they ride like they did when they were brand new. I cannot fault them. They are better than the standard springs in my coil spring troopy and better than the Konis I had in the previous Troopy.
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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:24

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 17:24
No problem mixing and matching components to get the set-up you prefer. I have a GU and run OME rear springs with Rancho's, TJM or Browns springs on the front (depending on the trip I'm doing) and Tough Dog shockers.
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