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Re: Suspension

Post by Tommie » 21 Jan 2015 17:09

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Los maar efs. Daar is ook n goeie rede hoekom ek hulle in klein letters spel. GEMORS is beter woord. Ja ek glo dat enige van die ander make baja goed is. Ek hou van OME? Dink dit die beste, maar die ander is ook baja goed. Dink ook maar dat dit persoonlike smaakmis, maar bly maar weg van efs!!!!!! :redface:

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Re: Suspension

Post by David M » 21 Jan 2015 17:34

The sway bar links that Cedric refers to are very important. At the time I did mine the only people who even knew what I was talking about where OME and 1 particular Ironman fitment centre who bought and used the OME parts with the Ironman kit.

OME got my business because of this but I had to wait 3 months for the sway bar links to arrive from Australia.

If you are using the heavy duty load springs at the back OME have packers that you can use with the front springs to level the vehicle to a point.

I have no first hand use of the EFS but have heard a lot of comments similar to Tommies by those who have fitted it.
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Re: Suspension

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Jan 2015 17:49

I have not used them myself, but I have read an Auzzy test that concluded that Tough Dog was the best of the lot, performance wise. However, they tested on a 105 Cruizer, and there's no guarantee the Patrol set is also best.

Personally, I would also get quote from Mikem. They fit Bilstein shocks, which have the advantage that they can be repaired/maintained which none of the ones on your list can, and the prices are usually comparable.

I have read on a number of occasions that the Nissan steering damper is better than any of the others, so save your money on that.

I would fit the correction bushes unless the vehicle is to be used primarily off-road. They will improve high-speed stability at the expense of a little bit of articulation.
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Re: Suspension

Post by vanhack » 22 Jan 2015 07:08

I have fitted King progressive springs, and koni adjustable shocks. I like this combination as the onroard ride is not harsh, and offroad there is good damping.
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Re: Suspension

Post by Marino4x4 » 22 Jan 2015 10:27

Hi

Just have a look. Bilstein do not sell shocks for 50mm lift. They only sell for standard suspensions. Also afaik Mikem only sell progressive coils for the front. They do not sell coils for the rear. I have Bilsteins on my car with 25 mm lift OME coils, or that is how Graham sold them. Works very nice.

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Re: Suspension

Post by IanT » 22 Jan 2015 12:23

Other way round, Mikem do the rear coils only I have a set in my 4.8 and love them :thumbup:

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Re: Suspension

Post by JoshJ » 22 Jan 2015 13:12

Thanx for the inputs ouens. The sway bars, are they mainly changed for articulation purposes or what?
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Re: Suspension

Post by ricster » 22 Jan 2015 13:30

Not sure how this actually works to be honest, but on mine the sway bar links ( brand new genuine Nissan ) were under excess stress and wore out within 3 months, causing the hole where the balljoint fastens to the sway bar to wear oval !! Sway bar steel is INCREDIBLY hard and I damaged 3 odd 12mm drill bits to try make the hole round again to allow me to fit bigger ball joints and longer links. The problem was that I never got the time to do this, and just drove around without the sway bar fitted. There was a little extra body roll but I then fitted air helpers to the rear of my Patrol, and now its as stable now as before when there was a sway bar fitted..... in my opinion.....

I will still fit the sway bar soon with longer links for added stability.
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Re: Suspension

Post by Marino4x4 » 22 Jan 2015 13:41

IanT wrote:Other way round, Mikem do the rear coils only I have a set in my 4.8 and love them :thumbup:
Thanks Ian. I knew it was front or back. :thumbup:
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Re: Suspension

Post by AndriesS » 22 Jan 2015 14:46

My 5 cents, I have TJM fitted , suppose to be a 2 inch lift but was a bit more. Ride is fairly hard though and i run my BFg at 2'0 bar to ceompensate alittle bit

Get the castor correction bushes, unlike most "6 inches tongue in cheek" the 2 inches tend to be more than 2 inches when lightly lloaded and unloaded and your castor will have to be adjusted. It's a personal preference thing, depedning whether you like more stability at speed etc.

I haven't read page 1-6 but if not mentioned budget to extend your brake lines, some might argue but I never run the suspension at full droop but it might happen and you dont want the surprise of low or no brakes after exiting a sand dune..

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