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    hi all , i am looking at upgrading my suspension on my nm petrol . i would like some input please. i do not want a lift kit just an upgrade . do i go lovell , tough dog , iron man . what are your experiences ? ride comfort etc was there much of a difference . my paj has a alloy bull bar , gas tank in rear , and i tow a 21 foot van .

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    You would want heavy duty springs for that weight. Seriously suggest 2' raised as that will settle to around standard hieght when you haver the van on. Not much difference between manufactures; I personally use King Springs.

    Bilstien shocks are considered the best.

    With that setup it'll feel like a new car. Will be abir stiffer than original but will handle heaps better.
    Cheers, John.
    LC200 V8 goodness

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    • #3
      thanks for that , any one else got any input? cheers

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      • #4
        I have what he has!! 5 years no problems(billys&kings) 50mm lift from standard can't go wrong.

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        • #5
          King Springs have served me well as well. (80 000Km) The original shocks are still performing well (200 000km) but will change to Billsteins when the time arrives to replace them (soon). You may wish to consider polyairs to level the load on the back.
          Cheers, Mitishi.
          NM 2001 GLS Petrol.

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