Shockies

Submitted: Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 13:27
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Just had my 60 series pre trip check up and the shockies need replacing. What are the best shockies to put in for a trip to the cape, and best value
Any information would be appreciated
BW
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Reply By: Johnad - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 14:04

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 14:04
I use Koni shocks with King springs. These are the best you can buy.
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Follow Up By: BW - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 20:24

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2003 at 20:24
I have had a quote for $88 for each Koni to be rebuilt. I am also getting some King Springs 50mm lift fitted for $480. Do you think this is reasonable for a HJ 60 cruiser
BW
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 15:37

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 15:37
I have used Pedder's 41mm foam cells on my Series 80 and on my old Series 60. They were within my budget and I have never had a problem with them.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 10:57

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 10:57
Buy some real shocks :)Hooroo
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 16:49

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 16:49
BW,just come back from an 18000km around Aust. trip on some of the roughest roads in our 4RUNNER with OME shocks fitted and they were superb.We also had Polyair bags fitted which did a good job of keeping us level while loaded.
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Reply By: BW - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:32

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 19:32
Thanks,

The shocks are actually Koni,s. I was told that when I bought the vehicle that these shocks were "rebuilable". I have also been told that this is true of ALL shockies??
Mine are red. Who would I contact to have them rebuilt, if they can be. How much to rebuild them. I live in Brisbane. Thanks
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Follow Up By: GrantM - Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 23:43

Friday, Aug 22, 2003 at 23:43
Yes, the Koni's are rebuildable. If you ring the importer they will point you the way of a dealer who can do the work. I think that it costs about $70 per shock. Pretty cheap compared to new ones. I personally have not tried Koni's in a 4WD but am about to get them for my Hilux as I have had no joy with the OME shocks (not even making it out of the warranty period).

Let me know how you go with them. Oh, by the way, you do know that they are adjustable. If they are not leaking they may just want adjusting???
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 11:07

Saturday, Aug 23, 2003 at 11:07
Yes,rebuildable, allways had Konis on the m/cycles, bike shop just down from the old Gaythorne movie theatre does shock rebuilds,,savings of 50/70% of new price.
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Reply By: Johnad - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 15:20

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2003 at 15:20
That sounds like a reasonable price. Trust me, you will love the Konis, they're the best you can buy!

My GU handles so well, cornering and general ride quality is great. I also tow a Goldstream offroad camper, and there is no sag at the rear end.

Let me know how you go.

John
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Reply By: Jol from Direct Four WD Awareness - Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 22:10

Saturday, Aug 30, 2003 at 22:10
buy the best you can afford, the ones that can be rebuilt are my fave, billies or koni

i use them both
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