suspension upgrade

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 21:49
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Hi guys and gals,
I'v got to get a suspension upgrade, after adding my kaymar rear bar and drawer system the arse end is a little spungy to say the least, as well as putting on the 33" muddies she (I mean 91 80 series turbo) scrapes badly even when I haven't loaded her up.

Suggestions on a decent system to replace the one I've got (pedder springs with foam cell shocks)

thanks
Steve
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:04

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:04
There are about a trillion threads on suspension...

OME (old Man Emu) stuff is good..

Best is Koni shocks, and King or dobinson springs.

You realise you need to get your car re-engineered to be legal with 33x12.5's?
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter (WA) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 10:01

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 10:01
Truuckster , have just had Koni shocks and king springs add to my GU coil cab 4.2 td ,what a differance thanks for you advice in a previous post ,it has given me a 50mm lift and rides like a dream ,Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 18:03

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 18:03
The + with Koni is they are also fully rebuildable so in 5-8 yrs when they get a little sadder than now, REBUILD THEM!
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Follow Up By: SteveA - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 20:09

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 20:09
I know they are trying to sell thir own product but speaking to a TJM rep he feels that the Koni's have a tendancy to leak!! I think I'll take that with a grain of salt!! King spring are fairly reasonable in price,cant seem to find anybody up here selling dobinsons to get a price.
Thanks for the info
Steve
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Reply By: Hilly - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 14:53

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 14:53
I went to K&N in Canning Vale to get a set of OME fitted to my GU wagon and the guy there talked me into King Springs and a Cross Country shocks (made by Gabriel in the US and apparently very similar to the OME) but $200 cheaper with a money back guarantee that I'd be happy with them.

They get fitted tomorrow. I'll let you know how they go.

Cheers,

Hilly
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:41

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 19:41
Steve
If you are a bit of a gambler, i have a set of heavy duty OME springs in the shed that i have for sale on this forumn . They are 851/864 springs and are explained in the OME book as weighty accessories on front, and 400kg constant weight in the back will give 2 inch lift all round.
They are suited to your diesel and rear bar/draws. They would also handle a winch/batteries and bars, aswell as longrange tanks and towing duties. They are quite comfortable to ride on, and were taken off for the ever elusive larger lift.
On my cruiser (as u can see in the photo) most accessories were on,(and it sat 3 inches up) but it is petrol and lighter in that aspect.
Now some will say buy new, and i can understand their point of view, i cant say i have ever heard of OME breaking springs, but as with all things.... they will sag with age. These havnt in the last 2 yrs yet.
They can be changed over quite easily with jack stands and a trolley jack on a level concrete pad, and if you are close enough to come over, i can help in that regard.
Shox are what fails early in most suspensions, it is not uncommon for 3 sets to be put through a cruiser b4 the springs need any work
Andrew Wollongong.
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Follow Up By: SteveA - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 20:01

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 20:01
thanks for the offer Dozer but I'm up in Brisbane. Got to get it sorted within the next few days
Steve
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Reply By: Bros - Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 22:32

Wednesday, Dec 03, 2003 at 22:32
SteveA,
Try www.redlands4wd.com.au/dobinsons
The Redlands might be Brisbane, or try
www.dobinsonsprings.com
Cheers, Bros.
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Follow Up By: SteveA - Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 21:24

Saturday, Dec 06, 2003 at 21:24
thanks for the info Bros
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