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    What are Pedders coils and shocks like compared to OME, Ironman, Bilstein or Koni? I understand that Pedders is quite a well established brand in Australia and I have just heard that they have distributors here in South Africa as well. It seems that they have shocks and coils for the Gen 3 NM/NP, so I am curious (over here we generally only see OME or Ironman).
    2003 Pajero 3.2 DiD LWB A/T (with rear diff lock)
    1999 Patrol 4.5 GRX LWB M/T

  • #2
    From my understanding.. pedders don't make their own shocks or springs, they are re-branded from another make... guessing here, i think it's monroe??.. but someone else on here should have better info.

    Ray

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    • #3
      Some people love 'em. Me? Well lets just say I prefer Bilstiens and King Springs.
      Cheers, John.
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      • #4
        Pedders

        Having had Pedders suspension on the NB Pajero, fitted against my preference to replace OME by a mechanic who thought he was doing me a favour on price, and having a set fitted to a Camry that I bought, I wouldn't have them on a vehicle ever again.

        On the Paj, had the fronts replaced 3 times under warranty and on the Camry, though they had only been fitted 4 months, I had them replaced with standard Toyota units with in a month.
        NX Pajero, Duel Batteries (under bonnet), Factory Nudge Bar, Kings Springs, Bilstein Shocks, TowPro Elite, Icom IC-450, Cooper ST-Maxx Tyres (off road), AutoMate, towing 2015 Vista Crossover XL.

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        • #5
          My m8 down the road had Pedders shocks put on his gen 2 paj less than 6 months ago and both front shocks are shot!

          I got Iron man shocks and coils coz they where cheaper than OME. Only had them 5 months now but I have done a fair bit of offroading since then and so fare they have impressed!
          1993 NJ LWB: UHF, bull bar, 2" Iron man coils/T-bars, 30mm coil spacers, 35mm body lift, long travel RS5000s, Cranked T-bars, lokka, 35x12.5 GoodYear MTR, light force 170s, Duel battery with selectable volt meter, roof basket, 9.5" rear diff - more to come!

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          • #6
            Got pedders shocks on mine. No complaints. Seems like they are a heavy duty version, couldnt tell you any specifics (havnt investigated...)

            Ride is a little springy (maybe an indication on something?) but it doesnt feel off in any way- its quite smooth and stable.
            '99 NL Escape, Manual - Bullbar, roofrack, cargo barrier, D697LT, Tough Dogs, dual batts, rear draws, Narva 225 HID, UHF, led bar etc
            Towing: 4.8m Savage Centurion half-cab w/75hp Mariner

            '99 NL GLS SWB, Auto - Bullbar, D697LT, spotties, UHF, Koni adjustables & King springs.

            Wanted: Adventure.

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            • #7
              Bilstiens and King or Lovell Springs

              If you take standard aftermarket shocks on bad dirt roads you will break them.
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              Marquis
              SOLD - NT MY10 DiD, ARB D/Bar, Airtec, LRA 81L, Bil/Lov 2", BCDC1220+AGM, P3

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