Tough Dog Suspension

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 21:17
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I'd like to get some feed back from anybody out there who has used or is using Tough Dog suspension components.
I own a 80 series with standard suspension and am looking at beefing it up. Any feed back on Tough Dog or other after market supension peple have found work on their 80 series would be great.
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Reply By: Froilan - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 21:26

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 21:26
Stevo

I have tough dogs suspensions on my Pajero NM coupled with new coils front and back. I got a 70mm lift and the ride is no comparison to the orignal Pajero setup. It feels like the truck is riding on pillows.

Have taken it to fairly tough tracks around Wollemi NP and passed with flying colours.

Fairly sure you wil get the same performance on your Cruiser



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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 15:10

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 15:10
I had 4 Tough Dog Shocks Back on my Hilux, they were all dead within about 9-12 months....

Steve
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Follow Up By: Savvas - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:35

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 15:35
Hi Froilan,

Which Tough Dog shocks did you go with on the NM?

The Paj already rides well with stock, so to say that it now rides like it's on pillows is a good rap for Tough Dog.
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Follow Up By: Froilan - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 13:16

Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 13:16
Savvas

Went to Opposite Lock Blacktown NSW and got them to install the foam cell shocks as well as new coils front and back.

The ride of the stock is ok, but gives up too quickly for me when driving in corrugated trails.

Now, the ride on corrugated trails is more enjoyable.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (Broken Hill) - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 22:06

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 22:06
Stevo,

I have Toughdog components installed on my 100 series. I had coils that ended up giving me a 2 to 3" lift all round. I used heavy coil in the rear - great when loaded (either partially or fully) but a bit stiff/overdone when unladen. But you don't have to be as silly as me. I used the "Foam Cell" shocks on the front and "Ralph" on the rear (even though the Foam Cell all 'round would suffice).

The ride is great esp. when loaded and over rough ground. I recently had my rig fairly well loaded and took it through the Vic High Country and not once was the suspension found "wanting".

I went the toughdog line after using their gear on my previous rig - a manual Prado.

Cheers
Stephen J.Don't die wondering !!
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Follow Up By: mik*2 - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 23:36

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 23:36
Do Tough Dog have a website? Who is the australian distributor?
cheers
mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen (Broken Hill) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 08:50

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 08:50
Mike,

I obtained my gear through the Opposite Lock store in Mildura. I imagine Opposite Lock everywhere would stock the stuff.

Cheers
Stephen J.Don't die wondering !!
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 10:43

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 10:43
I have fitted their return to centre steering dampener it takes a lot of the wip out of the steering on potholes and cuts down on steering corrections on road ,love it ,I have power steering and it works fine , got it from opp lockBorn to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:10

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 18:10
Stevo have had tough dog for 3 years plenty of work , high country, simpson, + day trips around sydney not 1 problem . Opp Lock sell them made in USA. My setup heavy coils on front as have winch, extra heavy on rear as have draws & tow KKamperRegards Bob
Wish i was still here / Gulf in July
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