Duratorque Suspension

Anyone used this type of suspension ???? is it suitable for off road
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 15:48

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 15:48
More info to get a sensible answer

Using it in what.??????

A truck

A trailer

A caravan

What weight will be on it.

How far oof road

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Follow Up By: Joe n Mel - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 16:52

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 16:52
The only "Duratorque" i know is trailer suspension, sorry there may be something else out there that i did not know about.....
The one i am referring to is.... an "independent" suspension system that uses rubber pressed into a shaft with a trailing arm, check it up on the web, it comes in various weight ratings and can be used on any trailer i guess (trailer, camper, caravan ect) ........ if anyone has fitted one they should know what i am talking about.
It is a replacement for the traditional leaf spring assembly and as far as "off (oof for kiwis) road" goes there are only 2 types of road, sealed/good gravel or off road .....
Hope that clears it up :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:15

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:15
Jurgens caravans use it as do some camper trailers.

oof was a typo sorry.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:59

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:59
I have This suspension system on my Offroad Box trailer and it is fantastic.

The trailer mainly gets used to get firewood in melonhole country nowdays and with a full load it tracks very well.


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Follow Up By: Joe n Mel - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 12:52

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 12:52
thanks Kev, seen it years ago but have not heard a great deal about it for the last 10 years, if it is still going then that does say a little good for it ....
I like it's simplicity, i am looking at building a trailer for our kids "toys" quads ect, and want something simple but lasting, seen a lot of broken springs lately, i think the quality is dropping
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:34

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 17:34
Joe
I have found it a good system but ride is normally harsher that I've noticed on the many boat trailers I have supplied, but the big draw back is that they are hard to check until they fail due to internal rust/rubber fatigue but this normally takes at lot longer then normal trailer springs etc...
I would use it on my own off road trailer if I was building it again but with good shocks
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Follow Up By: Joe n Mel - Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:40

Sunday, Jul 04, 2010 at 21:40
my thoughts are the same... looking at it does seem to need a shocky system on it as rubber by nature will "bounce" i dont see it as hard to fit shocks....
Thanks for that
Joe
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