suspension for new hilux

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 13:25
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Hi people
at the moment we have an 2005 duel cab 4d4 hi lux with lift kit and upgrade shocks 210000k ,towing how 2.3 tonne off road full caravan and done well on the major treks , but rough as.About to buy a new hi lux sr5 in May wondering weather to up grade suspension as iv'e never had brand new hi lux before, will be only travelling 10 percent corrugation [gulf country]..would like to know other opions much appreciated.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 13:48

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 13:48
hi bil l & netti
toyota have never had decent suspension right across every 4wd model know matter what year it was built imho
and the large after market suspension makers have thrived on this

wouldnt it be smart to give the new hilux a thorough trial before shelling out on upgrades as you may be happy with standard

a lot on here will tell you to upgrade it whether it needs it or not all due respects to their comments just for macho based reasons
perhap after all these years the japs may have taken notice of after market specialist who have been fixing all their dodgy set ups
from nearly day one japs have been too arrogant to listen or notice
im sure the japs designed their suspensions based on a 1929 dodge 1 ton truck lol
yes you have asked a valid question
but having to upgrade on top of already paying for original suspension would put me off buying hilux in the first place as it makes it a very expensive vehicle deal
just my thoughts on the matter
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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 20:38
Hi Bill,

I got a new hilux recently and although the suspensions seems fine for normal driving I'd upgrade it if I was towing 2.3t Id upgrade it.

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 at 21:51
I would and did upgrade mine, I put Bilsteins in with King springs. I think it handles better off and on road .
There are a number of brands that the guys are running over on that they are happy with
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Reply By: Member - bill & netti p (VIC) - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:54

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:54
Thanks to you people who have given me your opinion's really great .I will look at air bag on back, have had good reports .sorry didn't get back to you people sooner away from laptop a lot
Regards bill
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