Powerdown shockies

Submitted: Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 11:14
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Hi folks.

I am looking to replace the suspension on my 2001 TD Prado. I have read here and elsewhere good opinions on Lovells springs and there is a Lovells retailer in my town. Problem is that the shocks they supply are Powerdown brand which I had never heard of until talking to them. I have looked on their website (powerdown.com.au) but the specs read the same as many other shockies.

Has anybody out there used these or know someone who has and can give me some feedback on them?

The alternative set up that I am considering is Dobinsons springs and shocks, which I have read a few good reports on.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Reply By: Gossy - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:39
have a look at the latest February edition of 4x4 Australia mag. Comprehensive cover of all suspension needs.
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Follow Up By: andoland - Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 09:28

Monday, Jan 16, 2006 at 09:28
Thanks for the tip Gossy. Bought the mag over the weekend and read the suspension article. Powerdown didn't seem to come up to well so I think I will look elsewhere.
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Reply By: SteveL - Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:46

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 14:46
Powerdown are fairly well known in the trucking industry and are trying to get a share of the 4x4 market.If they are anything like their truck shocks I think I would be looking elsewhere.When I fitted them on a truck with parabolic springs,it was bouncing all over the place.Had to go and get some Konis. -Steve L.
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Reply By: Member - Lindsay- Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 15:03

Friday, Jan 13, 2006 at 15:03
I fitted Powerdown's to my 80 series cruiser a year ago and after 35,000km including lots of towing & genuine 4WDing I still impressed.
My truck runs up to 3.7 tonnes gross weight fully laden & I don't really use it as a car much so I can't really comment on light load ride.
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