Shocks for Landcruiser

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2001 at 01:00
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Wonder if anyone can advise on Bilstein or Koni shocks for an 80 series Cruiser? Can't make up my mind which are best? Anyone know how good aKoni's are ? Must fit a new set as the originals are 170k old and dud ! Standard suspension ride height must be maintained or it wont fit into the garage !

Steve
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Reply By: Steve Campbell - Saturday, Nov 17, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 17, 2001 at 01:00
If I remember rightly Bilsteins are a single tube shock, which is great on road cars. This mean the piston runs on the inside of the tube you look at which is excellent for cooling. However, if you ding the tube (as we often do) then the shoch is a throw away job :( Check with then to see if they still are single tube. BTW, I'm saving up for Ranchos.
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Reply By: Steve Campbell - Saturday, Nov 17, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 17, 2001 at 01:00
If I remember rightly Bilsteins are a single tube shock, which is great on road cars. This mean the piston runs on the inside of the tube you look at which is excellent for cooling. However, if you ding the tube (as we often do) then the shock is a throw away job :( Check with then to see if they still are single tube. BTW, I'm saving up for Ranchos.
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Reply By: Scott - Friday, Nov 23, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 23, 2001 at 01:00
Rancho Rancho Rancho! I had these on my Rangie (rs5000's) and have switched alot of friends onto them since. They are guaranteed for as long as you own the car and really are a great Shock for your dollar
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, Nov 25, 2001 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 25, 2001 at 01:00
Scott: OK but who has them ? Can you point me in the right direction please !
steve
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Reply By: Sam - Friday, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:00
Rancho's are the way to go.
It came time for me to replace my rear shocks and steering damper. A set of RS9000's all the way round and they were a HUGE improvement on the ones already fitted. The adjustability of the RS9000's makes for a more comfy ride on the black top (especially in a Hilux) and then turn them up when you hit the dirt. (I opted out of the in-car auto adjustment system due to budget constraints - but this can be fitted later on - saves running around turning the knob on each shock)

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Reply By: Sam - Friday, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:00
Forgot to add something to the last post.

Check out www.rancho.com.au
local dealer/distributor should be on there
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