Time to replace the suspension on the '99 fixed axle Land Cruiser.

The Cruiser has 210,000k's. It is used for City, Highway and Vic high country tracks in that order of useage. Key objectives are;
- increase ground clearance for high country tracks work,
- lift and stiffen the back end to handle loads including fridge, rooftop tent, extra tank, luggage, and maybe a 5x8 single axle trailer with 2 dirt bikes.

I don't need more than 50mm lift on the back.

I am looking at Lovells springs and shocks. I like the 2 years warranty and I am told te springs use Ozi steel.

Has anyone used Lovells?
Has anyone had a kit installed by All Terrain 4x4?
Has anyone installed a kit they would like to recommend and why?

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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:17

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:17
Hi Spartan, I have a 80 series and fitted Lovell progressive springs in 1998 with Rancho shocks RS9000. Has proved to be a good conversion and resulted in about 60 mm lift. However I later fitted Polyair bags to the rear just to keep the back level when heavily loaded and now is just right for comfortable black top use when empty and also when loaded for trips (with 30 psi in the bags.) I am sure there is a lot of good advice on here, all of which will be good.
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Reply By: GregF - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 17:52

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 17:52
Howdy Spartan
I Have 105 Series Petrol
When I purchased the Toyo, it had already had the following susp fitted so I cant be sure of the cost , only that it is agreat set up/ It has Tough Dog Ralph shocks on all 4 corners, with the same brand coils. This setup has a 50MM lift built in.
It also has Polyairs in the rear and a Tough Dog steering damper up front.
The Tojo carries 270 Litres of juice when filled along witha 70 litre Waeco and a Drawer system in the back, along with the usual Tools and getting out of Bogs stuff. I also tow a bloody heavy Camper Trailer that carries a family of fours tucker and gear. With about 22 pounds of air in the polyaires, it rides pretty even and handles well. I also had caster kit fitted up front to help with wander.
It is shod with 285 Cooper St " s.
Like I said dunno what it cost but it suits me.
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Reply By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 19:56

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2010 at 19:56
Hi Spartan
Check out SuspensionStuff.com.au and give Shane a call or send him an email.
He can set you up with exactly what you need at a good price and free postage. No affiliation just from my experience dealing with them.
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Reply By: Spartan - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 18:09

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 18:09
Thanks for the feedback fella's.

I did more digging and have had Ols Man Eu SPrings and Shocks recommended by another 4x4 specialist in Melbourne.

Still not sure. I need more feedback from users of all brands that can recommend what they use/have.

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