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Looking at upgrading my stock suspension set up on my GQ with a 2 in lift kit. What are the advantages/disadvantages of foam filled vs gas filled shock absorbers?
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 18:14

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 18:14
It has been mentioned on other forums that when foams overheat they are dead but gas recover.
Should help u decide





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Reply By: JLJR - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 18:43

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 18:43
Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:40

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:40
I've gone back to Hydraulic shocks as both foam and gas can tire very quickly. All shocks regardless of type, will tire once they are belted along corrugations in particular. I've had Gas and foam cell which have done their allotted 20K of tough going and worn out. Now trying oil filled and assessing them over two major expeditions. 14K so far and going well.

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Reply By: smerf - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:11

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:11
JLJR,
I had Pedders foam cell on a NH Pajero that saw a lot of off roading. up in the mountains at least 6 times a year and a long distance trip ever 2nd year carrying plenty of weight.2 Simpson Desert trips in the middle there. My local Pedders bloke says they are good for 200000Kms. I sold the vehicle (at 220000kms)with 75000Kms on them and they were as good as new, matched with pedders springs I loved them.
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