My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Bullbars, roof racks, suspensions and other accessories relating to vehicle performance

What suspension kit do you use?

Nissan OME
7
12%
Old Man EMU
18
30%
TJM
8
13%
Pedders
1
2%
Tough Dog
3
5%
Ironman
6
10%
Bilstein
5
8%
EFS
3
5%
Pro Fender
1
2%
Gabriel
0
No votes
Monroe
2
3%
Other
6
10%
 
Total votes: 60

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by mvcoller » 19 Jan 2018 20:43

I took my current Patrol (Y61) there just more than a year ago and they raised the suspension by 60mm front /65mm rear and also 2mm thicker wire coils. The cost was about R3500 IIRC and I am very happy with the result.

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by georgeb » 13 Apr 2018 15:56

Good afternoon everybody

Since I have started this thread, a proverbial "large number of liters of water has run into this ocean". I had considered numerous options of suspension solutions and have, finally and about a month ago, decided on fitting a full Pedders Trackryder Raised Kit - including shocks, coils, bushes, steering damper, caster correction the full Monty.

My decision were based on:

Testimonies by Forum members
Testimonies by members on Aus Forums, etc
Affordability
Access to the supplier from Harties
Just my feel for trying out something new.

The kit was installed by Pedders Performance Centre and 4x4 in Paulshof JHB - literally down the street from where I am working. I know the people from the previous BroadAcress Fitment center here in Fourways.

The installation was very professionally done (Steve and Gavin treated me with utmost respect and dignity) and I gained about 25mm at the rear and and 10 in front over my previously installed Old Man system. From the word go, when I got the vehicle back, the difference was noticeable - body roll, nose dive and general tarmac instability - GONE.

Took the Patrol off-road a number of times since installation and yes, the same results off-road - excellent handling all round off the beaten track.

My biggest testimony thus far came from a tarmac experience I had on Thursday of this week when travelling from Harties to Fourways on the R512. A tree has, due to the ample rain, fallen over and was blocking the whole of the left hand lane where I was travelling. This was on the low water bridge about 5km's from Lanseria. I was travelling at about 80km per hour down hill when the tree suddenly appeared in front of me. I only had time to jerk the Patrol sharp to the right or I would have gone straight through that tree.

Experience - again - no body rolling, swerving or slipping and sliding all over the place - the Patrol just reacted, side stepped the tree with ease and I was able to continue safely - needs to be mentioned as well - BFG KO2 AT's on. Praise the Lord for his grace and reliable components!!

The suspension system cost me 21k and carries a 3 year , 60k km warranty.

Shall I recommend this solution and Pedders Performance Centre and 4x4 ? Without a doubt!!
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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by Rhett » 13 Apr 2018 16:16

Thanks for the review George. Glad you are happy!

Are the shocks adjustable at all, ie adjustable damping? And how long did the installation take?

Post some pics of the setup for me :thumbup:
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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by hugejp » 13 Apr 2018 17:39

"I gained about 25mm at the rear and and 10 in front over my previously installed Old Man system"

But what was the lift kit figure?

Is it 2" 3" or 4"?

I recon its more than 2" with the need for caster correction.

Also keen to see some pics, thanks for the info.
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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Apr 2018 06:39

Jip that is very small lift gain ....check it in a bit might settle in and be back to standard....does seem a bit small for caster correction?
What tipe of bushes is it ?
Polimer or rubber

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by georgeb » 14 Apr 2018 07:41

Môre manne, sal vandag prentjies plak en antwoord.
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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by georgeb » 14 Apr 2018 18:02

Here we go...

Shocks : Nie diensbaar probleme gedurende 3 jaar, komponent word eenvoudig omgeruil.
Bushes : Rubber
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en band voor : 17cm
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en band agter : 18cm
Ramp break over hoogte: 38 cm

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Apr 2018 18:42

Was your patrol on ome already ?
Lets see what they do looks good man rubber bushes is the way forward

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by georgeb » 14 Apr 2018 18:49

Tinus lotz wrote:
14 Apr 2018 18:42
Was your patrol on ome already ?
Lets see what they do looks good man rubber bushes is the way forward
Yebo Tinus

OME - yep, replaced these with the Pedders kit.

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Re: My Survey - Your Suspension Kit

Post by SJC » 14 Apr 2018 21:37

georgeb wrote:
14 Apr 2018 18:02
Here we go...

Shocks : Nie diensbaar probleme gedurende 3 jaar, komponent word eenvoudig omgeruil.
Bushes : Rubber
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en band voor : 17cm
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en band agter : 18cm
Ramp break over hoogte: 38 cm

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Myne op 2000 GU (4.5):
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en band agter : 25cm (facelift GU/y61 se "wheel flares" is nie dieselfde as vroer model y61 sin nie...)
Hoogte tussen wiel boog en wiel(16"): 43.5cm
Hoogte "break over" grond tot chassis: 44cm (met 285/75r16 bfg km2 wat redelik ge "wear" is...band druk is so 2.4-2.5)

Weet nie hoeveel lift dit is nie.. :think: Het voertuig gekoop met hierdie suspensie in. (TJM coils, OME brekers voor en TJM agter)

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