Toyota Landcruiser HJ60 Shock absorber query

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 05:16
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I have recently lifted HJ60 by 3 inches and noticed the ride has become unfortable. i wanted to change its entire old 4 shock absobers. Would someone please advice which type of shocks are better for comfort ride during off roading with very heavy load.
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Reply By: disco driver - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 15:21

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 15:21
If you did not change the shockies when you lifted your cruiser they will be bottoming out on the rebound. This is what is making the vehicle ride uncomfortable.
When one changes the suspension height one must also change to longer shockies. That should fix your problem.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: Naveed Merchant - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 16:18

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 16:18
You are spot on.. can you suggest which type of shocks are better for heavy loads during offroading ideally with comfort ride
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Follow Up By: passionfruit - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 17:05

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 17:05
Koni.......
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 18:51

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 18:51
G`day,
My 60 has a 2" lift and because I was about to do a trip heavily loaded I had it beefed up with heavier rear springs and new shocks all round at Pedders.

The Anne Beadel Hwy from Coober Pedy to Laverton tested the suspension to the limit.
New rear shockers were required at Laverton.
Further along the same trip the heavy duty rear springs broke and required repairs by "Barnsey" the mechanic at Birdsville.
I asked him what he thought was the best brand of suspension suitable for rugged outback traveling , he said " Have a look under any local vehicle around here and see what colour they are", well every one had yellow Old Man Emu suspension.
I thought that was a good enough recommendation for me, I fitted OME suspension all round soon after returning home.
It was an expensive way of sorting rubbish from good but I have done some seriously rough traveling since then and the OME`s are great.

Scrubby.
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Follow Up By: Naveed Merchant - Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 12:45

Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 12:45
Since OME's are gas based, arent these too hard for offroading during jumps? Had been hearing about hydro based shocks and also bypass shocks . How is ride comfort level with OME?
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 20:52

Sunday, Jun 10, 2012 at 20:52
" Since OME's are gas based, arent these too hard for offroading during jumps?"

What jumps ?? It`s always too heavy to do "jumps" LOL :>)

Seriously, although there are other more expensive brands I can only refer to the brands that I have used and I reckon OME are very good, both Shocks & Springs. Certainly better than the other brand I mentioned previously by far.

The ride and comfort are good I reckon, for an old bloke like me with a dicky Back, no problems.

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Follow Up By: speleo - Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 19:45

Sunday, Jul 08, 2012 at 19:45
We bought a 2nd Hand HJ60 with soft long travel OME springs and Nitro shocks.. 2001

Too soft for heayy load and Cape York in 2001, so in Cairns had the red PolyAir bags fitted.

Fantastic ride ever since and only replaced the rubbers!

Did the Gunbarrel Hwy and the roughest Sandy Blight Junction road last year and all great.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spelio/4486685114/

Broke the springs on the Scruby trailer though..
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spelio/6171818773/

cheers,
Bill
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