Changing springs and shocks in a GU Patrol

Submitted: Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 13:26
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Hi All, Has anyone out there changed the coils in a GU themselves, is there anything tricky involved or removal of brake lines or the like? Thanks to all that reply. Best regards, Michael.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 15:51

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 15:51
Are you putting longer coils in?? If so you will need longer shocks.

If not,
remove shocks, bottle jack in there to open it up, springs drop out, put new ones in and remount shocks, drive away with smile on face.

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Follow Up By: Michael - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:04

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:04
Hi Truckster, Thanks for the reply, Just replacing my old 270,000km original springs and shocks with a set with a couple of thousand kms on them given to me out of new 3.0L. Wife has it now and i have new 4.2, so the old one is just the family taxi and snow plough.(rather spend the money on my new one). The rear springs and shocks should be the same but i need to see if the rates are different in the lighter 3.0L. front, probably not as Nissan arent big on changing bits on different models, cheap cheap cheap is Renault's motto when it comes to NIssans. Regards Michael.
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Reply By: CLIVEB - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:12

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:12
Michael,
The 3.0 litre GU is heavier than the 4.2 GQ.
I doubt the rear springs you are about to fit will be satisfactory (unless you carry little load)I fitted GQ springs to my 3.0 litre and they were not adequate.
If you ring king springs they will confirm this.
But as Truckster says,easier job,just jack up axle,remove shocks and sway bar,lift body and away they come.
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Michael - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:15

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:15
Hi Clive, these vehicles are both Gu's old one is 1999 and a new one, a few weeks old. Regards Michael
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Reply By: Michael - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:16

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 16:16
Clive, the 1999 GU is also a 4.2 td. Michael.
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Reply By: colin - Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 19:01

Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 19:01
springs are not springs, they are set up in 3 different weight catorgaries as well as rated in progressive settings, you have to look at what you intend to do with your vehicle, ie mum dad 2 kids fridge tent for a weekend and vehicle doing mostly city driving will be set up different to a vehicle doing mum dad 2 kids tent fuel boat 2 spare tyres the sink shower water, the list goes on , dont buy second hand buy to what ytour needs are, which will match shockies to springs to vehicle, to safety, the difference in price is not much different. Col
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Follow Up By: Michael - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:51

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:51
Hi Colin, thanks for your input, but i think you missed totally what i said.
Regards michael
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Follow Up By: colin - Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 21:19

Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 21:19
hi michael, yes i did miss the point, make sure shockies and sway bars are dissconnected and when seating springs make sre they sit home in original seating .Col
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