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Tomaz,
For overlanding you do not need a lift to put larger tyres - you need
more suspension travel and standard size tyres (31-32 inch dia).
When the car is loaded, even with stiffer springs the suspension drops
by a few inches more on bumps. You do not want to travel on bump
stops, do you?
When considering lift please remember that normally three or four
inches with no load is likely to be down to two inches under load.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On 8/10/07, Tomaz Sustar <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Tomaz,
On 8/10/07, Tomaz Sustar <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Not sure about the price of OME LTR, but have you considered Koni
Heavy Track Raid?
My advice - do not economise on suspension compontents (and tyres).
They are at the frontline of vehicle performace and are more likely to
give you grief than the engine or electrics. Ask me how I know ...
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
 
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Hi Roman,
actually the koni were my first choice - but the problem is that I can't
get a TUV certificate for the lift. In this case I can have problems
with car registration .... so I abandoned this option.
Regarding the economy - my experiences with OME were very good on kzj95
and a friend of mine who is driving hdj80 as assistance vehicles on
dakar rally is quite happy with them and he recommended them. But LTR
cost 4 time more then a regular OME absorber (from memory ...which is
not always a reliable source). I complelty agree with you regarding the
economy for tires and suspension - I'm not so reach that I can afford
buying cheep things.
Regards,
Tomaz
 
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On 8/10/07, Tomaz Sustar <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Tomaz,
What's TUV certificate for a lift? In which countries is it required?
As for the load/no-load ride height problem, you can als use air
springs (rubber bags inside rear springs). I've had them for some time
and they do work.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
 
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The TUV is like Germany same as you UK guys have MOT. My 80 come from
German too and the old owner has give me this big stack of TUV
certificatinos for every modifications he did do with hdj80, even
tinting dark windows!
But Tomaz you should know that mine 80 has 4" OME lift put in Germany
and yes TUV certificate no problem for it. But I throw away OME shock
amortisers right after I buy 80 because the ride is too bouncy soft
like. Now I have Bilsteins shock and wow the guys they is so much
better! Smooth like mayonnaise if rolling slow, firm like good bread
if rolling on big bumps.
I must have this too caster kit put too because she handles so nice.
Now I have 285/75-16 BFG AT tire but next time I try General 295/75-16
in stead. I see some rubbin marking inside back fenders but now with
Bilstein shock is getting not shiney any more. Old OME shock was
letting tires touch some times.
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Hi Roman,
yes it is a very stupid regulation that every modification you do to the
vehicle has to be entered in the car license document (it is called
homologanization). And the trick is that only the certified modification
are accepted. The most popular certificate is the german TUV which is
accepted by car registration office. The guys who are selling OME and
KONI on our market can not provide the TUV certificate for KONI (I don't
know why ... ) but they can for OME.
It is really stupid regulation since small providers in such a small
country as Slovenia can not really provide those certificates because
they are just to expensive for them. The situation can get really absurd
- for example the producer of roof racks is producing roof racks for
police cars and they don't have certificates so their cars shouldn't be
driving around according to the regulations.
The problem is that they are not really strict about that (many things
are tolerated ...) but you are always forced to be in the "grey zone"
depending on the mood of the policemen (when they stop you )or the
technical inspection guy at the registration office.
Regards,
Toaz
 
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Hi again,
maybe I was not clear enough regarding KONI. KONI itself has a TUV but a
lift consisting of OME springs and KONI shocks is not certified. Thats
the info I got from the seller - it is really bizarre ....
regards,
Tomaz
 
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Nobody but crazy man is going check your dirty shocks to see what
marque they are. Reely I think you should put the shocks you want and
not fear the fonctionnaire clerks so much. We have same problems in
France. But no body ever look on my shocks at required controle
technique every 2 year. 80 passed and controle technique guy says wow
she is on such good condition!
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Tomaz,
I've had good experience with Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks.
Check http://www.eurofac.fr. The only problem is that unless you have
a local Bilstein representative offering this particular model, for
any warranty/servicing issues you will be referred to France.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On 8/10/07, Tomaz Sustar <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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