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KadeFoster

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ARCHIVE: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« on: October 03, 2011, 10:01:45 AM »
I have been thinking of doing a suspension lift when i get some money together and i was wondering if any one could give some suggestions on:

Brand:  Whats a good brand in Australia or Overseas as look as they ship to Australia
Type:  What i mean by type is in relation to the shocks, and also maybe an explanation on why they are better
Cost: Simple cost in Aust dollars and maybe a link to the shop.

Any advice would be great on this matter, will give me something to aim towards.

Also on of the guys at work suggested airbags for suspension he has them on his cruiser but yeah i don\'t know alot about them.. any one had any experience with them ?

monmendoza

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 03:46:14 PM »
doing a suspension lift for the Feroza is very inexpensive as long
as you only target 2\". All it takes is 4\" longer shackles and crank
the torsion bars in front. IIRC it cost me about US$60 and 1/2 days
work. :) This is good for 31\" tires. If you need more lift, you can
do a body lift of 3\" for a total lift of 5\". :)

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 08:32:44 AM »
Yeah i was also wondering what brand of shocks to get +leaf springs as i plan to replace all of that while i am at it.  Is there prefabricated shackles? or do you have to make your own?

monmendoza

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 05:58:57 PM »
for shocks, most of us here use KYB. Acceptable ride and very cheap. :)
Shackles is prefabricated . Your best bet would shackles for the suzuki
samurais or Jeeps as they are compatible. For leaf springs, we use leaf
springs for the toyota tamaraw or mitsubishi adventure, but I don\'t think
these 2 vehicles were ever offered in the Australian market. But typically
as long as they are of the same lenght, you would be okay. :)

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 12:41:47 AM »
Thanks for the info.  Yeah i am getting a quote tomorrow from the local suspension place seeing what they can offer.  I have read to get Ranchos, Tough Dog, EFS, and Bilstein but i think these would be sooo expensive.

Its illegal to change the shackles in QLD hey sadly.  But i will ask tomorrow when they check out the suspension for me and give me a quote.

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 11:17:03 AM »
OK went into the suspension place yesterday.  Total waste of time, was booked in and the guy that was gonna look and knew about it didn\'t even show to look.  But i did get a look up under the body as it was on the lift.

The other guy that was there said its not worth spending the money on putting a good suspension lift kit on it, best to just got for the standard shocks with a lift.  Said it wasn\'t worth the money unless you plan on doing some real off road stuph.  

What do you guys think?  

Would probably cost me the same to get them to fit standards on it with a lift as it would to just buy the good kit.

After a little bit of searching i did find a few kits.  I will compile a list over the next few days and post it for you all.

ripp13

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 12:15:27 PM »
To bad you dont live a bit closer.....you could have my standard springs when I take them out to fit the new ones I got......I\'m sure if you added one leaf from your shagged out springs to my fairly good standard springs it would give you some lift.....there yours if you want them.....


                 p.s. I\'m on sunshine coast if you are ever going to brizzy call in

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 01:19:25 PM »
After a bit of looking around i have come up with a few things.  Will put all the info here for you guys.

I did make it into a table on a site but i cannot input the code here to make it a table.  So here is a list with websites & prices all in AUD

FULL KITS 50mm
http://www.efsstore.com.au/Feroza-F300.html - Suspension/Lift Kits - EFS   $1474
http://robustsuspension.com/products.php - Suspension/Lift Kits - Robust Suspension   $1380
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Suspension/Lift Kits - EFS   $1450
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Suspension/Lift Kit - Tough Dog   $1840


SHOCKS
http://www.efsstore.com.au/Feroza-F300.html - Shock Absorbers - EFS Enforcers   
Front Pair - 0-2\" Suspension Lifts - $220
Rear Pair - 0-2\" Suspension Lifts - $220

www.rancho.com.au - Shock Absorbers - S9000XL Adjustable
Front Pair - 0-2inch (50mm) Suspension Lifts - $396
Rear Pair - 0-2inch (50mm) Suspension Lifts - $396

www.rancho.com.au - Shock Absorbers - RS5000
Front Pair - 0-2inch (50mm) Suspension Lifts - $280
Rear Pair - 0-2inch (50mm) Suspension Lifts - $280

http://www.toughdogdealer.com.au/daihatsuF300.htm - Shock Absorbers - Nitro Gas - Tough Dog
Front Pair - Standard Height Models -  $250
Rear Pair - Standard Height Models -  $250
Front Pair - 2\" (50mm) Raised Models - $250
Rear Pair - 2\" (50mm) Raised Models - $250

http://www.toughdogdealer.com.au/daihatsuF300.htm - Shock Absorbers - 40mm Bore Adjustable - Tough Dog   
Rear Pair - 2\" (50mm) Raised Models - $400

http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Shock Absorbers - EFS Enforcers
Front Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $220
Rear Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $220

http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Shock Absorbers - Rancho S9000XL Adjustable
Front Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $396
Rear Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $396

http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Shock Absorbers - Rancho RS5000
Front Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $280
Rear Pair - 0-50mm Suspension Lift - $280

http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Shock Absorbers - Tough Dog Nitro Gas
Front Pair - Standard Height Suspension - $250
Rear Pair - Standard Height Suspension - $250
Front Pair - 50mm Suspension Lift - $250
Rear Pair - 50mm Suspension Lift - $250


LEAF SPRINGS
http://www.efsstore.com.au/Feroza-F300.html - Leaf Springs - EFS Approx 40mm Lift
Comfort/Medium Loads - $440

http://www.toughdogdealer.com.au/daihatsuF300.htm - Leaf Springs - Tough Dog Approx 40mm Lift - Comfort Medium Load (0-300kg) - $620

http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Leaf Springs - Ironman Load Plus - $125
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Leaf Springs - EFS Approx 40mm Lift - Comfort/Medium Loads - $440
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm   Leaf Springs - Tough Dog Approx 40mm Lift - Comfort/Medium Loads - $620

TORSION BARS
http://www.efsstore.com.au/Feroza-F300.html - Torsion Bars - EFS - Pair - HD Torsion Bars - $385
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Torsion Bars - EFS - Pair - HD Torsion Bars - $385
http://www.4wd1.com/daihatsu-feroza-f300.htm - Torsion Bars - Tough Dog - Pair - $535

I hope this come in handy for every one.  If you have any recommendations or suggestions or other options feel free to message me back.  Also if you have any experience with these products feel free to post about them here.

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011, 08:49:58 AM »
I wonder would it be cheaper to buy shocks and kits from the states....

ripp13

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 02:25:11 AM »
As long as you dont buy from that guy in Florida...... :angry:

KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011, 11:28:28 AM »
Can any one help me with possible places to buy shocks in the states?  Was maybe looking at some Ranchos\' RS9000XL.  Suggestions welcome...

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 12:25:54 PM »
Have you had any experience with them?  Thats what i am trying to find out as there are quite a few out there but yeah not alot of people have had them on these little beasts

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 04:15:57 AM »
I haven\'t had the experience with the rancho\'s as yet, but I do have a prototype adapter set up ready and I am going to fit these front and back once I replace the leaf springs, just another item/s on my Daihatsu wish list...lol
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KadeFoster

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Re: Suspension Kit - Type, Brand & Cost Australia
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 09:37:56 AM »
LOL... After joining this site my list has grown like ummmm 10 fold... just trying to work out what shocks are good so i can buy some.  Talk to a mate a work and he gave me more brands to look for.  Even the suggestion of ones that can have the parts replaced.  Will have to look more into that.  Hey Cubb you still got those back tail lights for sale ?