SUSPENSION UPGRADE FOR A JACKAROO

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
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I AM GONING TO UPGRADE THE SUSPENSION ON MY 98 PETROL JACKAROO BUT IM HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING HOW TO GO WITH ?
I WILL REPLACE THE 4 SHOCKS AND 2 REAR SPRINGS.
TOUGH DOG SEEM GOOD BUT I HERE THEY CAN BE A BIT HARSH.
TGM 2000 OR OLD MAN EMU . THE MORE QUESTION I ASK THE HARDER I GETS
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Reply By: damien - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Have you considered Rancho RS9000's with the in-cab adjustment, that's the way i will be going.

Also, you may want to consider upgrading your torsion bars, especially if you are planning to lift the Jack or if you have a bullbar, with or without winch.
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Are you really that poorly educated you have to shout at people?
Why are you so damn rude?
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Follow Up By: Damien - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Ozi, go easy mate, he may be new & not understand the etiquette.

Mark, what Ozi meant to say was - using capitals is usually a way of SHOUTING or loudly getting your point across.

For general questions or conversation, use lower case.

There, that wasn't so hard, was it Ozi !!

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Reply By: MARK - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
IM SORRY i didnt know that
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
Capitals make it so hard to read.

What conditon are your springs?
Are you looking to carry more load, or improve the ride etc?
Have you looked at these:
http://www.loadtek.com.au/
http://www.nobullsuspensionsupports.com.au/
However, don't look at these as a fix to stuffed/wornout springs.

I prefer Monroe heavy duty shocks, and they are Australian made.
www.monroe.com.au
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Reply By: xr500 - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
if your going to lift the back you should also lift the front too !!
keep in mind the more rigid the suspension the less travel you will have therefore less traction.
if you are scraping and you need body height get a body lift.
if its for towing then damien has the answer !
have fun deciding !!
xr500
ps what is on the front? coils
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Mark,

I have a 2000 Monterey and want to upgrade the suspension too.

The way I'm going once the domestic financial controller has approved the capital expenditure is for Rancho RS9000 shocks all round and 38mm (1 1/2") raised coils at the rear. You can get the kit from Auto Alliance for $920. I'm not fussed about the in-cab controller at this point, but may be in the future.

The raised coil gives a 3/4" taller ride height at the rear than the new widetrack Jackaroos. The widetracks have same ride height at the front but 20mm taller at the rear than the pre-widetrack models. Minimum ground clearance at the diff is unchanged unless you add larger tyres, though departure angle is improved a little.

The Rancho RS9000 are softer on compression than most shocks therefore if you are upgrading for heavy loads or towing, you will need heavier duty coils. The advantage of the RS9000 though is in the way they control the rebound. You will find you have a softer ride on standard coils and better control of bounce.



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Follow Up By: Savvas - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
PS ... If you want to raise the front, then no more than a 25mm lift and you should really replace the torsion bars with heavier duty units that can provide more "spring" action. Otherwise you are limiting the available downward articulation of the wheel as you have already forced it downwards.
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