which brand coil springs

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any brand i should be favouring or possibly avoiding , and also where to purchase them, online or from a retail outlet
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Reply By: GrumpyOldFart - Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 23:08

Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 at 23:08
May not suit all people or vehicles

but my HZJ105R Landcruiser runs RidePro springs and RidePro Rox shocks from Darren at Autocraft. They are on the soft side to deal with corrugations and sudden washouts but still not wallowy and corner well.

I have tried to kill them but many months on they still perform faultlessly.

I should mention that we live in remote WA about 95km west of Surveyor Generals Corner and our roads(read tracks) are not good.

Whatever you get make sure they are correct for the weight of your vehicle ready to leave on a trip.
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Reply By: Ruffy-Dan - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 09:38

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 09:38
Hey Wolly.
Getting the correct spring rate is just as, or more important than getting a good brand of spring.
Buying on line you runs the risk of not getting the right rate, so be sure whoever you buy from online you can talk to over the phone.
Spring brands i'd recommend;
Not in any particular order!

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:50

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 12:50
It is about specification, not brand.
My choice would be a spring maker / suspension specialist, not a retailer or agent.
Beware of making changes to springs at just the front or just the back. Serious handling issues may result.

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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 14:31

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 14:31
Over the years I have used Kings and EFS springs and have found them to perform ok. I have also found it to be very important to match the shocks to the springs as the same spring will give a markedly different ride with different shocks. I have found Bilstein and EFS shocks to be good.

An experienced suspension place that is focussed on 4wds can give valuable advice but you need to be clear to them what your primary requirement is in terms of load, on/off road, comfort vs handling. My experience is that you can't get it all. On my 100 series I have EFS coils & torsion bars, Bilstein shocks and Polyair bags in the rear. With this combination I can manage most loads and get the best compromise ride.

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Reply By: Member - Bill B1 (NSW) - Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 22:51

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 22:51
I have a 2003 Prado diesel pulling a Windsor rapid 442. I am currently halfway around Oz and I fitted Lovells HD Springs and Gas shocks front and back. Bought on line and fitted by self.
They are a bit hard when empty and even though they are standard height the gain is 25mm higher. It always happens with standard height HD.
I get 3 years warranty on each which is great because I will never do the mileage warranty.
The online store answered questions promptly, on a shock rubber problem which wasn't a problem.
They have done 30,000 kms so far.I can't fault them and they are Australian made.

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