Hilux suspension

Submitted: Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
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Have ahilux single cab with 22 r petrol , have recently had front and rear springs reset and have found the front springs very harsh .Have asked the spring repair shop about this and have been told this is normal . I find this difficult to believe so am looking for the best riding front springs from an aftermarket manufacturer that will not sag as the original ones did. Also anyone out there that has extacted more power from a 22 r would like to hear from you .
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Reply By: Goodsy - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
G'day fatboy. Got to tell you that you will never get anything less than a harsh ride out of a leaf sprung hilux. Own a 2.8 diesel hilux leaf sprung front with superlift springs and the ride is harsh. Old man emu have a good reputation would try them for front leafs. Have also heard from friends that have had reset front springs that they are probably the worst option if a ride comfort is what your after. Don't use TJM series 2000 had those before the superlift (2 months) expensive mistake. Only chose superlift because was fitting 33's and needed lift.
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Follow Up By: Goodsy - Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 30, 2002 at 01:00
Also give the reset springs time to settle down, they will. A little bit anyway. Clarify above message series 2000 did not lift hilux at all and were very soft. Bump stops in use all the time (in car parks even!) and these were there heavy duty.
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Follow Up By: Fatboy - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00
thanks for the ideas goodsy , was considering o.m.e. or dobinsons springs or there is even a guy in Toowoomba who does a coil conversion which retains two leaves on each side to locate the diff , haven't found any body that has tried this option.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2002 at 01:00
Fatboy, we had an 82 hilux d/cab (cost $11,400 new with air!!!) and put Lovells springs under it. They weren't heavy duty. Ride improved immensely from standard, and gave at least 50 mm lift, with no hitting bumpstops. Think we had OME shocks too. Kids used to have a bit of trouble climbing into it after that. Happy new year...
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Follow Up By: Fatboy - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
Hi BOb , would you be able to take a hight measurement from your lip on the guard to the top edge of your rim, mine is currently 385 mm at the front and405 mm at the rear , I would like to try to keep the same or slightly higher at the front. Happy new year !!
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:00
G'day Fatboy, Sorry can't help you with the measurements, as we don't have that d/cab anymore. Traded it on a 60 series in '87. Good luck with springs..
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