Spring Advice Wanted.

Submitted: Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 20:35
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Fellow Listees,
I am in the market for some aftermarket coil springs to combat the "saggy-bum syndrome" on my '90 4runner. I have narrowed my choices down to King, Rancho, Dobinson, & Lovells. All are raised heavy duty. What are peoples experiences with these brands ?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:26

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:26
Mick n Sal, Had Lovells on both '82 hilux D/Cab, and 84 L/cruiser, made an immense difference to ride quality. No longer had to carry an ice cream container for each daughter in back seat.

Currently running Kings H/Duty on front of 80 series, and 79 series. Both seem OK. King Springs also supply Fulcrum and TJM. Have broken Lovell and Dobinson Coils on 80 and 79 series respectively. Hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Mick N Sal - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 23:24

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 23:24
Bob Y,
sorry to ask, but are you giving the Lovells the thumbs up or not?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 07:57

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 07:57
M & S, Would endorse Lovells leaf springs, but felt shouldn't have broken front coil on 80 series, considering its use and age of springs. Maybe it was just a bad one? Hooroo...
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:52

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:52
Have used Kings springs on a number of cars over the last 10 years and have always been happy for them.

I've noticed most of the specialist 4wd shops around here use them in preference to Lovell's, TJM and OME.

The reason would be Kings springs are heaps cheaper - my set of 4 cost me $225 for Heavy Duty 2" lift.
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:53

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:53
Have used Kings springs on a number of cars over the last 10 years and have always been happy for them.

I've noticed most of the specialist 4wd shops around here use them in preference to Lovell's, TJM and OME.

The reason would be Kings springs are heaps cheaper - my set of 4 cost me $225 for Heavy Duty 2" lift.
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Reply By: Tuco69 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:50

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 21:50
Mick n Sal - I cured the "saggy-bum syndrome" on my 95 Hilux Surf ( much the same as your 4Runner) with a set of Kings Springs KTRR68-HD coils. Mine picked up 50mm at the wheel arch and 65mm at the towbar.
Initially my spring supplier fitted Kings KTRS-68, but after a month or so these had settled almost back to where the "saggy bums" were.
Have a look at
http://www.kingsprings.com/King_Springs_Catalogue_2003.pdf

Tuco
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