Which springs for GU 2inch lift?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 19:05
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Good evening all,
I have Koni shocks and would like some advice for springs to match. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Chris.
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Reply By: DeanoNSW - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:37

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:37
I have a 2003 GU III patrol with Koni adjustable shocks and Lovell springs. I am very happy with the ride both on and off road. They have been on the truck for 4 years and have not given me any probs. Can't notice any sag yet and have done 60-70K on them.
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Follow Up By: Star Bug - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 22:05

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 22:05
same here..... 2005 GUIV Konis and 2" lift Lovells
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:41

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:41
Chris, it's a bit of a personal choice thing. I had OME to match the shocks but found they sagged a bit over time. I've fitted 22mm Ironman rear springs and have been impressed with them. I'd previously had an Ironman kit in my Navara and was impressed with them. One bit of advice when shopping for springs, it's wise to make sure the the springs have been or are flattened across the top and bottom coil so that they seat completely in their mounts. Some springs finish with the top of the last coil still rising as a result only 30% of the final coil seats properly into the mount meaning that the majority of force is concentrated into that small area of the mount and not spread evenly around the whole coil seat.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:43

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:43
Hi Chris

Mines a 4800 GU

There are many springs that fit , but much depends on some understanding of your load.

In my case and because you can't buy softer springs I kept standard ones because I have light loads
and need maximum 4wd capability.

I matched these with variable shocks and used after market spacers which are available in up
to 30mm of height to optimize the shock length and height for max wheel travel using a home made ramp.
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:51

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:51
Konis go well with King springs. Had them on two cars and they handle outback tracks really well. Make sure you get the right spring for your load.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:22

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 22:22
Ironman without a doubt, they will match the springs to your need
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