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  • NH complete suspension upgrade

    After a few weeks of buying my suspension peice by peice, it has all arrived and is ready to go in.

    I'm upgrading the rear springs to 2" raised 18mm king springs
    4 x Rancho RS 5000 shocks
    and
    RockCrawler torsion bars

    I thought it was about time, 330,000km's on the clock and original suspension, right down to the shocks

    going for combined 4-5 inches lift (suspension and body)

    I've just got 2 questions for those who can give me advice.

    Should I install the fifth shock? ( steering damper/stabilizer ), has anyone got one fitted to their paj? Worth it?

    and also

    the bushes in the front and rear are also original, and have pretty much had it. whats the average price to get them replaced?

    Thanks is advance

    Steve
    UPGRADING FROM THE NH TO AN NP EXCEED

    anyone want an NH? - 2" suspension lift, King springs, Rancho RS 5000 Shocks, 27.5mm Rockcrawler Torsion Bars, 265/70 R 16" BF Goodridge All-Terrains, CIBIE Super Oscar 100 watt, UNIDEN UHF / scanner, Dual Battery, 140L Longrange fuel tank
    $6500

  • #2
    NFI on the bushes.

    With 33" tyres on Patrol rims I have NO problems with steering. I wouldn't bother with a steering damper. If you have 'Cruiser offset rims (which I wouldn't do) you may have a different experience.

    Good luck,

    Scott
    NT Platinum. DiD Auto with 265/70R17 ST Maxx, Lift, Lockers, Lockup Mate, Low range reduction, LRA Aux tank, bull bar, winch, lots of touring stuff. Flappy paddles. MMCS is gone!

    Project: NJ SWB. 285/75R16 ST Maxx, 2" OME suspension, 2" body lift, ARB 110, 120l tank, bullbar, scratches, no major dents. Fully engineered in SA. NW DiD & auto in place - a long way to go....

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    • #3
      Depends on whether you take the suspension arms out and take them somewhere to replace the bushes, or you take the whole vehicle in for them to do the lot.


      I thought that a steering damper was mainly good for heavy off-road work, slow the steering wheel being jerked from your hands in ruts. And wouldn't it put more strain on your power steering pump?

      What are you using for body lift blocks? Where did you get them?


      Yonnee.
      "So many projects, so little time... even less money!"

      Trailer enthusist - Repairs, Modifications, Customs, Electric Brake specialist.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Yonnee View Post

        What are you using for body lift blocks? Where did you get them?


        Yonnee.

        found out that unless I'm installing considerably bigger tyres then standard, the damper will have little to no effect. so there we go...... they are pretty cheap though

        I got the body blocks manufactured from a mate who has a 4x4 shop in north melbourne, buying the blocks arn't expensive, getting someone to put them in is (unless you so it yourself), as bullbar need to come off. ect, a lot of work.

        btw, apparently the bushes are still in working order, they are a little worn but not cracked to the point that warrants replacement, so i'm all smiles

        cheers!
        UPGRADING FROM THE NH TO AN NP EXCEED

        anyone want an NH? - 2" suspension lift, King springs, Rancho RS 5000 Shocks, 27.5mm Rockcrawler Torsion Bars, 265/70 R 16" BF Goodridge All-Terrains, CIBIE Super Oscar 100 watt, UNIDEN UHF / scanner, Dual Battery, 140L Longrange fuel tank
        $6500

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bounceferret View Post
          I got the body blocks manufactured from a mate who has a 4x4 shop in north melbourne, buying the blocks arn't expensive,...
          Ballpark $$ ???

          Originally posted by bounceferret View Post
          ...getting someone to put them in is (unless you so it yourself),...
          That I can do. I can even source the bolts, It's sourcing the Urethane that's proving to be difficult. I've even got use of the lathe at work so I don't even need the blocks cut to size or drilled. Some guy on eBay was selling kits for around the $75.00 but only for eight blocks, so there's $150.00 for a Pajero only to have four blocks spare.

          Cheers,
          Yonnee.
          Last edited by Yonnee; 04-08-07, 02:01 PM.
          "So many projects, so little time... even less money!"

          Trailer enthusist - Repairs, Modifications, Customs, Electric Brake specialist.

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=nj swb;1281]NFI on the bushes.

            With 33" tyres on Patrol rims I have NO problems with steering. I wouldn't bother with a steering damper. If you have 'Cruiser offset rims (which I wouldn't do) you may have a different experience.


            Forgive my ignorance so Patrol rims will fit NJ Pajero? Would it matter if they were not 33" tyres?

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            • #7
              "Forgive my ignorance so Patrol rims will fit NJ Pajero? Would it matter if they were not 33" tyres?[/QUOTE]"

              Yes, patrol rims fit pajeros. I am running 16x6 patrol rims with 235/86-16 (32" OD) on my NH.
              The patrol rims have almost the same offset at +10mm. Some wider patrol rims may be different, so it is worthwhile checking. Toyota rims can be +30 or +40mm offset.
              Also the centre hole needs to 110mm dia. There are some navara rims that look like patrol rims, but are 100mm centre hole dia.
              You may need to get an engineer's certificate for the larger tyres though.
              John C AKA oldplodder

              1996 LWB - 2.8l turbo diesel

              too many extras to list, who cares anyway,
              when they get a bit older just grateful it still goes OK.

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