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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Florian320 » 11 Jan 2018 20:30

The sub tank is full, the main tank about half.
There is just a toolbox in the back, so not too much weight.
The car is not lifted at all, it is standard.

So you‘d say I only have to deal with the different heights in the front?
That would be good news.

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Re: Coil lengths

Post by David M » 11 Jan 2018 20:54

Florian320 wrote:
11 Jan 2018 20:30
The sub tank is full, the main tank about half.
There is just a toolbox in the back, so not too much weight.
The car is not lifted at all, it is standard.

So you‘d say I only have to deal with the different heights in the front?
That would be good news.
Don't worry about the 5 mm difference in front. Sub tank is on RHS so you might find them equal once it is empty.

The back are not bad but you will be looking at replacement in the forseeable future. Speak to Graham (Pathmaker) when he is back next week. When I last looked he had a lot of almost new standard coils lying around.
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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Florian320 » 12 Jan 2018 11:02

Ok, I just went to the workshop and we had the coils out.
It was quite obvious and easy to see: the right coil was just a tiny bit longer than the left one, so they were installed the correct way.
But you could also easily see that on the top at the very beginning of the coil the right one was shrunk, the distance to the layer below was visibly smaller.

So my right coil is done and needs to be replaced which makes me replace at least both front coils.

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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Tinus lotz » 12 Jan 2018 13:30

Contact marino on here he has terrain taimer progressive best out there pm him

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Re: Coil lengths

Post by juice » 12 Jan 2018 15:29

If you want coil springs try a brand call Pedder suspensions
they import the goods from Australia
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for a two inch lift so far so good, ride is nice
my ome shocks were karput , only time will tell
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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Florian320 » 18 Jan 2018 06:10

I got the terrain tamers in now (thanks to Marinus for the super fast delivery).
What shall I say? It now drives like a different car. Turns are now much more direct and tight. The car is even more stable at high speeds on tar.
And dust road driving now is like being on tar - unbelievably relaxed.
I cannot say how much of that change happened because the old coils were just done.
But to me the terrain tamer are a definite recommendation.
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The aft came up by 80mm
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Coil top hit the next layer
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Also here you can see hits
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The coils, you can see their progressive design

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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Jorrie » 09 Feb 2018 19:11

Kagiso II wrote:
08 Jan 2018 10:15
the DRIVER SIDE is always 20mm LONGER on the Patrols since the GQ's time.
The drivers weight and the curve on the road is thus compansated.
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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Kagiso II » 09 Feb 2018 19:37

Die paaie word 95% van tyd gebou met hoër inni middel as op die sye .. hang die kar na links as jy ry ..
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Re: Coil lengths

Post by Jorrie » 09 Feb 2018 22:13

Dit is hoekom ek vra. Die regter coils is langer as die linker coils. Verstaan nie?
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