Suspension for L300 Mitsubishi 4WD

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 21:02
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Hi folks,

We have an L300 Series Misubishi 4WD Van (1992 model, 2.4L Petrol) in the family (not mine!) which badly needs suspension work in Brisbane. Anyone know decent suspension fitters in Brisy who can do the complete job at a reasonable price?

Quotes we've had so far range from $1700 to $2000 - which seems outrageous seeing as I can get the entire suspension done on the Prado for about $1350.

The following components need replacing or reconditioning
Front Torsion bars (completely buggered)
Front & Rear Shocks (shagged & lacking responsiveness)
Rear Leaf Springs (Eliptical - probably need to be reconditioned)
Bushes - Front upper inners, and rear sets (complete set for leaf springs)

The torsion bars seem to be the really expensive bits of kit...

Any help would be much appreciated. We need to get this work done in the next week or two before the family members in question have to trek back to Victoria. Thanx in advance.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 21:22

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 21:22
Problem is Prado gear is common as bums, where as L300 gear isnt.... Torsion bars are always going to be expensive.. You do see some advertised in 4wd magazines, maybe call some of the places advertising them, see what they charge, to see if your quote is in the ballpark or out in space...

I seem to remember somene saying Pajero gear was similar?

I can recommend good places in South East Vic, around Seaford/Mornington...
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Reply By: dixie - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 21:27

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 21:27
Are the torsion bars had it ? or have they been lowered or reinstall incorrect?? As it must have had a hard life to be had it at 13 yrs old ,as valiants had them and there are heaps still going strong with original bars in them. I think the price you are being quoted is fair as there is a lot of time in doing the jobs you are quoting and springs and bars arent cheap or you could save yourself the money and do the labor yourself with a manual.
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Reply By: Eric - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 23:27

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 23:27
The torsion bars will be ok, these are strong vehicles, the bushes are easy to do and not expensive, the rear springs are probably ok but if you want to boost them you can fit Triton units. Eric.
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