rear shocks on patrol ute

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 09:43
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hi all, i'm after some replacement rear shocks for my Patrol ute ( leaf spring) towing 2 ton van, the last ones flogged out in 5000 ks,( under warranty still) was looking at tuff dog adjustables, and a good place to buy them , what are fellow travelers using out there? was considering air bags but not sure if ride would be comfortable , its preety bouncy as it is . Most of my driving is hi way with a little off road here and there .
Thanks in advance for any input ,regards Barry Gold coast
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Reply By: Member - John M (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:30

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:30
Hi Barry
I run Old Man Emu's and have had a good run out of them in my GU Patrol Ute. Well over 100K although it is a coil cab with air bags which I find to be great. Can adjust pressure depending on load. Regards John
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 15:04

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 15:04
bazz, G'day, I had Tough Dog Adjustable shocks on my GU leaf Ute, but also had auxillary coils fitted. I had mine fitted in Melbourne, but Fred is local to you I think. These coils took the jarring bounce out of the rear and gave a great ride when ute was unloaded. Maybe what you need for yours.

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Reply By: Cravenhaven - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 18:14

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 18:14
I have a coil spring ute and we carry a heavy slide-on camper. I had OME springs and shocks installed about 4 years ago but the ride was always bouncy and a lot of swaying. About 6 months ago I replaced the rear shocks with toughdog 45mm adjustables and have been amazed at the difference. I normally set them at 4 when loaded and 0/1 when unloaded and they are excellent.
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