Patrol suspension specialist HELP

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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by graham1 » 27 Mar 2017 19:14

Kagiso II wrote:Robert Hale - DUNE Off Road .. I know of nobody MORE knowledgeable than him on suspension, especially Nissan [and Isuzu] Hy spesiliseer in CALMINI Suspensions maar vervaardig ook susp[ensie wat hy selof ontwikkel het.
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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by Jorrie » 27 Mar 2017 21:51

Have you got spacers fitted? If so remove them and check what happens.
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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by Peter Connan » 28 Mar 2017 06:01

graham1 wrote:Ok, so I'm I need of a suspension guru now - the suspension in my newly purchased
4.8 is absolutely shocking. I didn't know suspension could be so bad in a car - we were in mabalingwe over the weekend, on one of the game drives with friends I was actually embarrassed by the ridiculousness, it bounces like a bouncy ball over bumps, and crashes over harsh bumps - the GnTs were flying all over the car! I can even hear the springs make a 'boiying' sound like a cartoon over bumps.

Apparently graham put in used springs in front the other day, so I need to ask him about that, the shocks are apparently some or other adjustable things, but I don't know anything else on them.
Can any one suggest someone who knows there stuff with suspention? Or alternatively suggest what I should go for to replace this current mess?
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Adjust those shocks to a much stiffer setting, and take it from there.
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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by graham1 » 28 Mar 2017 07:34

Peter Connan wrote: Adjust those shocks to a much stiffer setting, and take it from there.
I did a bit of research and poking around last night - theyre Rancho adjustable shocks it seems. I'll have a proper look at them this afternoon to see what setting theyre on at the moment, Im guessing probably the softest setting though.

Guess I should have done the poking around and research before throwing my toys out the cot here. :rolling:

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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by Wilkie » 28 Mar 2017 08:22

Like Peter said make your shock settings stiffer..thats the only thing that can make a vehicle bouncy if the shocks are not working or if you know of a fitment center that can test shocks , or even a roadworthy center....???
Maybe that's where you need to start with shocks , being adjustable who knows where each one is set to...Goodluck

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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by David M » 28 Mar 2017 08:44

Robert supplies Rancho so a trip to him may definitely be worthwile.....
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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by graham1 » 28 Mar 2017 09:46

Great, thanks guys.
I'll get under it this afternoon and see what is going on there.
Once I bugger it up properly then I'll take it to Robert. :biggrin:

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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by offroadbiker » 28 Mar 2017 10:18

Wilkie wrote:if you know of a fitment center that can test shocks , or even a roadworthy center....???
Now there is one shop I have not been able to find............ Want to drive in and they must be able to check the viability of each individual shock, and tell me if my coils is still working as intended.

This seems to be a guessing game at the moment :confused:
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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by Wilkie » 28 Mar 2017 12:19

offroadbiker wrote:
Wilkie wrote:if you know of a fitment center that can test shocks , or even a roadworthy center....???
Now there is one shop I have not been able to find............ Want to drive in and they must be able to check the viability of each individual shock, and tell me if my coils is still working as intended.

This seems to be a guessing game at the moment :confused:
Waaa..rrr bly jy....????? al ons road worthy center's doen dit hier in Pretoria.. :blonde: :blonde:

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Re: Patrol suspension specialist HELP

Post by offroadbiker » 28 Mar 2017 12:29

In die Woesrand.... :redface:

Hoe toets hulle die skokbrekers en coils??
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