Rear OME coils in GQ Patrol

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:18
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Has anyone had OME coils & shocks in the rear of a GQ Patrol for a couple years? Decide to inspect mine the other day and found that the top 3 or 4 coils had gone compltetey flat. The coils have done about 60,000k's, but I would have hoped that they would have lasted longer.
They have had a pretty heavy life as we have been on the CSR, Gibb River Rd, Cape Leveque, Tom Price to Mt Augustus and a million other great tracks carrying a full load.

What have others experienced and what coils do you all use. Let us know your thoughts and experiences.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:28

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:28
So its done lots of hard fully loaded work over 60,000klms, how long do you think they will last? I think that its not a bad run!

Some dudes have replaced springs in lots less time than that..

Are you going to keep doing the same work? OME are good kit, and lasted 60,000 of some of the hardest work any springs will find. Go with them again if you think you will be.

Others to try are Kings, Dobinson, TJM, Lovells etc..
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:53

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:53
Hi

Fitted Kings the other day. Bit stiffer but the back end doesn't sag anymoreBush Bappo's 4WD Club
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Reply By: Nav 80 - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:30

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:30
Had Lovell h/duty coils on the rear of my GQ and then on the GU they work a treat and cost only around $250-$300. A good set of gas shocks all round and that did the trick for me.
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Reply By: maverick - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 16:12

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 16:12
60,000kms is pretty good. Towing as well? I'm replacing mine after 105,000kms - they are completely stuffed. Put in new OME shocks 15,000kms ago and they are still ok but the stuffed springs will soon ruin them anyway if I don't sort them out. I'm hoping for a 'bargain' on Friday at the 4x4 show but won't hold my breath. bye
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:58

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:58
No towing. but some pretty heavy loads at times.

Did you find anything interesting at the show? Am off there tomorrow morning to have look.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 18:28

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 18:28
Bigbear
They are designed like that . Have you lost height? A comfort spring is made variable rate where the soft bit is the coils close together, and the hard bit is when these top coils compress together. You can get linear springs for carrying loads, and they dont have the close top coils, nor do they sag down as much with weight in the back, but ride is firmer from the onset.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:56

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 23:56
Hi
These were completely compressed at the tight coils so not much effect I dont think. The back end was down about an inch or two to the front. Replaced them with heavy duty Kings and now it sits up good and doesnt sag at all under load.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
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