What is Country Suspension?

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 16:52
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As some of you may have gathered I am getting down to the serious end of buying a new Dmax cab chassis.

I am trying to compare apples with apples and one of them mentions country suspension,, can anyone enlighten me.

I hope it gives a better ride than the troopy.

The deal so far for a 2011 cab/chassis SX, 4 x 4, without tray is $34K, this includes on road costs.

I have an unexpected trip from Roma to Sydney on Sunday til at least Tuesday so i'll see if I can get the price down some more or get a few things added.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:00

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:00
Country Suspension sounds like a sales gimmick to me...check the specs.
While you are at it...look up www.discountnewcars.com.au...they are quoting the
SX at $28700 drive away...may be 2010 plate..but still cheap.......oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:08

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:08
Sharpen that pencil Boo Boo...a quick look on Carpoint has them at $29200 drive
away for 2011 man.......oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 21:38

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 21:38
Oldbaz,
You might have the price for a 2wd not a 4wd.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 07:52

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 07:52
Ooops, right on Phil, another seniors moment,...just ignore me..Boo Boo.......oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:25

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:25
Don't worry about it Oldbaz, I thought I replied to you last night and said you were looking at the 2wd. I have those moments as well. LOL

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Reply By: Axle - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:09

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:09
G/Day Mate,.. I'm going to give you the Gripes, ...lol, and ask if going way down in motor size is the right way to go? ,especially if your going to tow a van. I am a absolute lover of Isuzu motors have had them for years in machines, but only to-day did i have a drive of a rodeo 4x4 with the 3L TD Isuzu and was really surprised at the lack of torque from this engine when the vehicle was loaded. Me thinks a later model landcruiser ute would be a far superior vehicle....Given them to you now haven't I ....LOL LOl ..It was nice to meet up, The garage sale must have been a beauty!..LOl

Cheers Mate

Axle.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:33

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:33
Axle g'day mate

Yes it was also nice to meet up with the gentleman who helped my daughter out of her mess.

Garage sales are definitely not a money maker, but thats another story.

Mate, you haven't swayed me. I looked at that option but the land cruiser ute would ride like the troopy and we wanted something that was lower to the ground, comfortable, better fuel consumption and easier to load. The land cruiser is too high.

I'll be puting another post up in a minute about salesmen and new cars.






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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:59

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 18:59
Back in the day, both Holden and Ford offered "country packs" for the commodore and falcons.

It was an up rated suspension pack, with more ground clearance for rough roads and better load carrying capacity.

That may be what the DMax is referring to....
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 20:41

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 20:41
Yup from XA to XC Ford, had the outback pack on there so called muscle cars.

I had it on me XC GS fully optioned V8.. Yes it was higher off the ground than standard! and all that meant to me was more air got under the car over a hundred miles an hour and it was hard to stop it from wondering all over the road.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Longtooth (SA) - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:13

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:13
My XY had it in 1971. All I remember is the full width heavy duty rubber flap in front of the fuel tank. What else was there I cannot recall.
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Follow Up By: Roughasguts - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:48

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 22:48
Oh yeah that reminds me Longtooth, I had the long range fuel tank which I needed anyway at 8 Mpg Lucky to get 180 Miles.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:36

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:36
I think I'll just have a look when I get down there.

Its probably coil springs at the front and leaf at the back.

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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 19:47

Thursday, Sep 08, 2011 at 19:47
Boo Boo....I am constantly in Country Suspension LOL

It is the anticipation of my next trip out into the bush.... LOL

Seriously though mate, as someone else has said, it is a sales pitch. Put in on the sales person. Ask them to define the difference in packages. Should make for interesting peplies, especially if you ask several different sales persons.

Fred.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:38

Friday, Sep 09, 2011 at 08:38
Fred

I'll let you know what they say.

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