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by CarloG
26 Jul 2018 07:26
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

TijmenvdS wrote:
26 Jul 2018 06:27
:surprised: That is pretty :woo:

Did they also change the suspension bushes on the arms?
The front bushed were changed last year by Gtech (Pathfinder) as they were poked. Mikem had to change the bump stops on the front as the one was cracked.
by CarloG
26 Jul 2018 07:24
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

I must be honest though, I don't like the placement of the reservoir on the rear shocks here. I think they are a bit vulnerable... But you said you don't do the extreme stuff, so you should be fine. Thanks Peter. Pretty much sums up what Mikem explained to me. I agree with your view on their vulner...
by CarloG
25 Jul 2018 21:13
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

Mystical_Beast wrote:
25 Jul 2018 20:57
Ant idea why the rear reservoir isnt mounted near the top, similar to the front ones?

I'm afraid I'm ignorant here.
Stand to be corrected but the reservoir has to be at the end of the stroke when compressed. As to why the reservoir is not mounted elsewhere... not sure so wont speculate.
by CarloG
25 Jul 2018 21:07
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

Those look really nice.. Would you mind elaborating on cost? Less than the OME 2" quote mega World - under 25k. Happy to share the invoice on a PM. The OME dont have the reservoir and i don't think are serviceable. (not in SA at least) I'm not clued up on suspension either, so what is the purpose o...
by CarloG
25 Jul 2018 20:33
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

Re: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

and the pics.... Front and Rear.jpeg Front full articulation.jpeg Front.jpeg Right Front.jpeg Rear - Rear Droop.jpeg While probably not necessary Mikem are going to install a "bashplate" of sorts for the reservoir. Rear Reservoir.jpeg and the side view - the tyres are 33" Mickey Thompsons. Side View...
by CarloG
25 Jul 2018 20:29
Forum: 12. Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem
Replies: 16
Views: 2026

New Bilstein Suspension by Mikem

For interest I'm sharing some photos of my 2005, 4.8 that I got back from Mikem Suspension today. I have had OME (2" lift) on a previous 4.8 and had the TJM XGS Gold that this one had on it. After much desktop research including looking at some options I saw in Australia I decided to go with the Bil...
by CarloG
23 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: 29. Events
Topic: 26-28 October 2018: Baboons Pass
Replies: 17
Views: 2447

Re: 26-28 October 2018: Baboons Pass

David M wrote:
19 Jul 2018 15:45
karldDanneberg wrote:
19 Jul 2018 09:16
from a guy that fitted a car seat to his boat and had his kids at sea before they could walk.
Gold :rolling:
by CarloG
22 Jul 2018 14:20
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: Understanding power vs torque on a dynometer
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Understanding power vs torque on a dynometer

Thanks Julian and Peter :goodpost: - I am certainly left more informed but unfortunately also more skeptical of the vast majority of dyno operators out there, as well of the dyno figures themselves. I'd rather be skeptical than ignorant.
by CarloG
19 Jul 2018 12:01
Forum: 09. Engines
Topic: 4.8L Performance upgrade options
Replies: 92
Views: 6047

Re: 4.8L Performance upgrade options

Julian - Thanks for taking the time - I will leave this thread more educated that when I started it. I have no idea if what you've described is correct or not, but i'll assume it is for the purposes of some questions for clarity and my own education. When a vehicle is set up on the dyno to do your f...

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