Old Man Emu in 4.2 GU

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 05:30
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My 80 series cruiser had OME suspension and I loved it. It was a huge improvement over the standard setup. No big surprise there I hear you say. I've recently changed to a GU wagon and I'm missing the old comfort factor.

My question is this. Has anyone fitted a 50mm lift OME to a 4.2 litre diesel GU, is there a substantial improvement, did it require the fitting of the eccentric bushes to correct their castor or was it acceptable without them?

My thanks in anticipation of your relevant responses.

Cheers,

Hilly
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 08:01

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 08:01
Hilly I have OME on my 4.2 GU and the improvement was a vast difference over the Std springs and shocks. Nothong else done just springs and shocks.

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Follow Up By: Hilly - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:05

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:05
Thanks Tony. My next question then, is $1200 including a steering damper about the same as you paid? I think that it seems to be the going rate.

Cheers,

Hilly
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:16

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:16
Yes it is, in some cases if there is a special going you can get free fitting.

It is best to get it fitted, as there is less hassles for any warranty claims, and the fitting includes a free 500k check, so you need to carry a bit of a load for the first 500k so the springs can settle in, and show up any trim problems, mine came up spot on after the 500 check.
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:26

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 20:26
$900 for me, told the ARB bloke I was going to pick up some billsteins for that price so he just dropped to same price - shocks, springs & stabiliser.
Two years ago though.Nice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:11

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:11
I have just had koni shocks and king coils added to my 4.2td GU total cost $1500 that is in WA Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Reply By: basecamp15 - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:39

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:39
Hilly if you're after heaps of info on this go to the Patrol chat group on yahoo. Thers has been some recent discussions on this.
Cheers, Mark.
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Follow Up By: basecamp15 - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:47

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:47
Here goes.

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http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/

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Reply By: basecamp15 - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:48

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 10:48
Woohoo it did it. Now I know how it works!!!!
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Reply By: Hero - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:50

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 16:50
Ironman kit, $990, coils, Foam Cell shocks, free damper fitted in Melbourne.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:27

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 17:27
OME also have some new Long Travel shocks..

OME kit has always been good.. That or the Koni Gear..
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:51

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:51
Hi Hilly,
I had the 50mm springs and shocks put on my 4.2 GU
A much better ride now
The castor things were not needed with this small a lift
It cost me around $1250 fitted.

Cheers
waynepd
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:10

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:10
I had ome suspension 50mm lift fitted september. initially ok but after 4 months the ride height has settled back down to approx 10mm higher than standard.also shocks fade quickly on corrogations.
seems to be a waste of money to me.
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Follow Up By: Hilly - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:57

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 17:57
That doesn't sound too impressive Brian. Have you returned to the dealer for him to have a look? Does your rig have any unusually heavy equipment added. I've got a set of drawers filled with the usual essential equipment, (read crap that I like to have with me even though I could recover a small armed division if required. I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it!) and a fridge when touring. I know that your vehicle setup will influence the choice of springs and shocks.
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Reply By: brian - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 08:33

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 08:33
Hilly,My truck carries the same as yours,the dealer took this into account before installation and fitted heavier coils to compensate,so i was told.
Hes coing to look at it next week will let you know result.
happy travels.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 10:17

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 10:17
Hilly, I have fitted 2" OME suspension to my 2001 4.2TD and although this was done from new I have had complementary remarks from other Patrol owners (both 3.0 and 4.2 who have driven mine) about the setup.

My own opinion is that the ride is more than acceptable (particularly when unladen) as I have heavy duty front and rear. When in the bush I usually have about 400Kgs on board. My suspension upgrade cost $1150, including a steering damper, when it was done in July 2001 and I have had no trouble whatsoever with it. See my rig details for other "bits" fitted.

On the question of castor/camber I also had a "camber kit" fitted at the same time as a, not essential but desirable, addition.

Hope this is of assistance.

Cheers

Bob
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