For live axle Hungy owners

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 11:46
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G'day Mob,

have just purchased a 100 series, or Big Bertha (WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Got rid of the gutless old Lux) and i need new springs and shocks.

If you have installed after market springs and shocks on your live axle hungy and are very happy with them, let me know your story. I need all the help I can get...

Cheers,

GBTDD (Great big thundering diesel dyke).

Save a cow eat a vegetarian ;)
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Reply By: Gerry - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 11:53

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 11:53
King springs and RidePro shocks. I used heavy on the front and extra heavy on the back due to 180 litre tank, drawer system etc. Verry happy - good ride both laden and unladen, not harsh at all. I went for 2 inch lift, however it actually went up closer to 5! Was pretty sagged to start withthough. Slightly more body roll than before but certainly not excessive, but as I say, car was fairly low before the change. Excellent over corrugations as well.
Cheers
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Member - Col G (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00
When bought my 100 standard had ARB springs and shockies, checked them out and the ones fitted were 100kg extra load rating over standard each with a 50mm lift, very comfortable and good load carrying capacity.

Did need to fit the castor correction bushes to counter a vague steering at speed otherwise very good.
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Follow Up By: Gerry - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 14:29

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 14:29
Yeah, I agree, had to fit offset caster bushes to get the steering back to normal.

Gerry
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Reply By: Smitty - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 16:24

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 16:24
Have King Springs and Koni 88's - 3" lift. I'm very happy with the way it rides - both loaded up or empty. I also have Polyairbags in the back because I tow a CT.

I don't think you can go past the Koni's ---- GREAT shock!
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Follow Up By: Dekard05 - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 22:21

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 22:21
I agree, definately can't go past the King spings and Koni's for a 100 series LC.

The ride on mine has improved a great deal. Very happy, now if only I could convince the other half that I really do need a unichip and new exhaust.....
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Follow Up By: Smitty - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:43

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:43
Dekard, I can certainly recommend a new exhaust --- I put a 3" on mine and it has made a noticable improvement in top end power (provides a great note too :) )
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:42

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:42
I concur - Kings & Koni's
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Follow Up By: Dekard05 - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:25

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:25
Would love a new exhaust Smitty, how much would I be looking at, is it stainless steel?

Dekard
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Follow Up By: Smitty - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 09:38

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 09:38
G'day Dekard,

My system cost $850. I have the standard deisel cruiser with an aftermarket Turbo - so the system is 3" Mandrel bent straight through with a dump pipe to finish off. It has a sports muffler half way through just to make the long trips a little more peacefull - otherwise would be too loud.

Can't recall if stainless steal...
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Reply By: Cammo - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 16:56

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 16:56
GBTDD

I put the old man emu springs and shocks on. Needed to still fit in the supermarket carpark (well not me exactly). This gave me a 2inch lift. I put light ones on the front, as I only have an alloy bull bar and mediums in the back. I think the mediums are progressive upto about 250kg. Given that most of the time it is unladen, this was the best for me. 250 kg of gear in the back is a lot.

I am now about to get a CT. I think when I get that I will need some poly airs just to help out a little bit.

My only advice would be to think carefully about what it is that you will be carrying both in the back and in the front.

Cammo
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:58

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:58
"Hungry owners"

WTF is a "Hungry"?
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:46

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 21:46
"Hungy" - Another idiotic 4WD Monthly term that seems to have caught on by some. Stuffed if I know what it comes from, but I presume it's "cool" talk for "Hundred". God I hate that magazine.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:32

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 23:32
Geez that's amazing, never heard that expression before maybe because I don't read the mag but yeah I agree "idiotic expression"
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Reply By: diesel dyke - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 09:04

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 09:04
Thanks everyone for your responses. Has been very helpful. As for the one about hungry owners? Always thought you'd have to be dislexic to buy a bitsa bleep i...WTF indeed ;)

GBTDD

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Follow Up By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:53

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 08:53
Jeez, and they reckon Pajero owners are wankers.....
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:54

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 11:54
I think anyone who signs off "Great big thundering diesel dyke" has issues!
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Follow Up By: diesel dyke - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 14:34

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 14:34
Was only having a laugh. Didn't mean to make you cry...
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