Shockies- so many brands to choose from

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 17:21
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Hi,
Got my ute back today fitted with goodyear wrangler ATR. Look great, nice tread, but i thought they had white lettering, oh well only looks i spose.

Had a wheel alignment done at the same time at tyrepower and the bloke said my shockies were sad, especially the rear. Don't know if he was trying to sell me a new set since he gave me a quote.

Just curious, what are your opinions on shocks that might best suit my needs of everyday driving around town, to work, occasional drive on a track for fishing etc.
I dont carry much of a load on my landcruiser ute maybe 100kg and i dont have a body lift but heavy springs.

As most of you all know HZJ75 have leaf springs all round, so opinions on not-so-expensive-but-not-$hit shocks would be appreciated.
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Reply By: 120scruiser - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:33

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:33
Hi Brian
Obviously Koni are the ducks guts but I fitted a set of Iron Man shocks to a customers tray top and this tray top is a work ute big time. Always in dirt and mud on building sites. These shocks have been on for years and at least 100 000 km with no problems.
I also fitted a set of Gabriel foam cell to my 80 series and 3 years later and a new owner and they are still fine. They have done around 60 000 km. One thing use the toyota rubber bushes and not the neoprene type.
Best of luck but these are just my experiences.
120scruiser
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Follow Up By: ACDC - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51
You got to kidding ! Ironman and Gabriel...
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:29

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:29
Why have you got a problem with that ACDC?
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:21

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:21
I had Ironman sprinds and shocks on a 47 Troopie for 10 years and they were great. The first set of shocks lasted 6 years before being replaced by the same brand. The old ones were still ok, but doing a CSR trip, so just to be on the safe side replaced them.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:51
If they have done more than 40,000 k they probably are getting tired. Just about any shock made is OK. OME's seem pretty good value.
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Reply By: Exploder - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:33

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 19:33
Have RANCHO RS5000, have no problems with them and they didn’t break the bank ether.
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Reply By: Member - Dexter - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:20

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:20
Are there any Australian made units any more? Monroe maybe?
Should that be a factor to consider when we buy?
Or,is US designed/Chinese-built or Euro designed/Thai-built stuff simply better value or quality?
Cheers
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