Shock absorbers - recommendations

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23 Jan 2013 06:34 - 23 Jan 2013 06:35 #21 by Alister McBride
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Sorry, that's what i mean OBJ, it's a difference of 4 or 6 degrees.

They look like new shackles with different shackle bolt's to standard OBJ, explain???
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23 Jan 2013 07:26 #22 by Oka Parts
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Hi All - original equipment on xlt and some nt were the monroe as stated above. the factory had to change on latter NT"s to a different brand because Monroe couldnt supply at the time, from memory we could get from the US, with a MOQ. the brand used on the NT is approx 25% BETTER than the monroe as used before.

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23 Jan 2013 09:14 #23 by PeteFox
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Outback Jack wrote: Also my spring hanger bolts to the chassis. Bit hard to explain, but I think late XT`s and LT`s front spring hangers bolt under the chassis, early XT`s bolt through the chassis.


OBJ, this is an LT spring hanger



and an LT shock tower


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23 Jan 2013 10:53 #24 by Outback Jack
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Cheers Peter.

I didnt have any pictures of an LT.

LT spring hanger has a mounted bracket under the chassis. XT has it through the chassis. My pictures and yours show this.

Alister, this is the new kit from OKA Parts. It has the NT Shackle Pins. Alan can supply these now I believe. I brought a complete kit for front and rear. A little effort to put them on, but not much.

Old and New

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04 Mar 2013 09:33 - 04 Mar 2013 09:34 #25 by Alister McBride
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FYI - my setup, using 5"x2.5"x0.25" RHS with the front cut out of it plus a couple of 0.25" support pieces. The 'stone and chip guard' paint covers any crap welds i did!





Was going to leave it until later but am waiting on parts from the states so thought i'd get it done now...

Cheers, Alister
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04 Mar 2013 10:19 #26 by Outback Jack
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Looks Better than my set up. I am going contact Alan and see if I can get some LT Brackets to suit.

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04 Mar 2013 11:37 #27 by dandjcr
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Alister McBride wrote: The 'stone and chip guard' paint covers any crap welds i did!


An angle grinder and can of paint are a welder's best friends.

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04 Mar 2013 16:08 #28 by Alister McBride
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OBJ, i think yours will be fine but would be improved with that added brace David was talking about... Also, your support was stronger than mine to begin with as it had the web all the way up the RH Side so didn't really need as much done to stop 'twisting' of the tower. With a support there will be less load on the weld at both the bottom and top of your added mount and i think you wouldn't have any dramas at all, only take half an hour or so.

Cheers, Alister

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04 Mar 2013 16:16 #29 by Outback Jack
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Cheers Alister, The shock is very close to the bracket and also I am not sure what effect the shock is having being shorter etc.

If Allan does have the towers and they dont cost a lot, I think that would be the best option.

But we will see how it goes. I am in a new town now, so will need to find the right welder who wants to work on an OKA and not charge like a million dollars.

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06 Mar 2013 14:17 #30 by Len208
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Hi OBJ,I found a guy to do some welding.Name is Dominic ph.0414538338.He's in Malaga.Very fair.

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06 Mar 2013 18:11 - 06 Mar 2013 18:12 #31 by Outback Jack
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Cheers, I am a little far, I am in the Kimberly.....

Spoke to Allan and he is making some new LT shock towers for me. I shouldve done it in the first place, its cheap enough.

The OKA rides pretty hard and I think I may change the shocks at the same time. The current ones might be valved a little hard for dual shocks, they are powerdown RT41010.
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15 Mar 2013 15:18 #32 by Kav1050
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OBJ, how much did you pay for your Powerdown Shocks? I got a quote from the agent for Powerdown in Rockingham (Covs's), price was $217ea

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15 Mar 2013 15:28 - 15 Mar 2013 15:31 #33 by Outback Jack
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Mine cost around 98 dollars each, but to be honest I think they are a little hard.

I would buy Monroes from the states. 35 Odd dollars each, I was qouted 539.76 for 8 including freight

I think these was the standard fit for OKA.



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15 Mar 2013 15:44 #34 by Kav1050
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Wow that's heaps cheaper works out at only $67.00 each delivered for a total of 8.
The best i could get in Australia was $122 each delivered.

Thanks for that. Ill stay with the Monroe's.

Kav

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15 Mar 2013 16:14 #35 by Outback Jack
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Yep, got to love the internet, fellow OKA people and the great Ozzie dollar at the moment.

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15 Mar 2013 23:07 - 15 Mar 2013 23:13 #36 by Tony Lee
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Yes, I bought the oem ones from the US stengelbros.3dcartstores.com/66638_p_6298.html

less than $30 each and USPS postage - cheapest option - was $120 for 4.

What would be useful would be to find out what criteria people use for determining that a vehicle needs either different shocks or doubling up to 2 per corner. 123 eighs more than 5.5 tonnes and the way I drive, the shocks were never more than warm at any part of the last trip. There were parts of the trip - some of the Simpson, and bits of the CSR - where fore and aft pitching got a bit annoying and maybe different shock rate on the front might have made some difference, but apart from that ...?????
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16 Mar 2013 05:53 - 16 Mar 2013 05:53 #37 by dandjcr
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Tony, I've added your source info to the Parts and Suppliers database here .

When my magnums were shot I followed Collyn Rivers advice and invested in Tough Dog Ralph shockers. Huge, strong and very expensive but they certainly provide better roll control. However, I think a better option next time will be 2 Magnums per corner, then I can choose 1 or 2 as necessary.

Vehicles fitted with airbags benefit from stiffer and stronger (or dual) shockers to dampen the extra bounciness, especially on the front. With no shockers they generate sea sickness.

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16 Mar 2013 08:09 #38 by Outback Jack
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I couldnt get Stengel Bros site to do the USPS Postage option.

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16 Mar 2013 11:25 #39 by Tony Lee
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Outback Jack wrote: I couldnt get Stengel Bros site to do the USPS Postage option.


Guess it is two years ago now. I did all the enquiries via email with the owner so that may have made a difference. He gave me three options - two of which were with the postal service

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16 Mar 2013 11:28 #40 by Outback Jack
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Cheers Tony, might flick him a email. The webpage option is expensive.

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