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Thanks Dennis and Tony, you are both too kind ;-)
Dennis, how was the ride difference on the way back?
Also, did you notice any difference to the performance having
disconnected the EGR valves?
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Thanks Dennis and Tony, you are both too kind ;-)
Dennis, how was the ride difference on the way back?
Also, did you notice any difference to the performance having
disconnected the EGR valves?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Hi Dennis in particular but this is aimed generally.
I now need to upgrade the suspension on my FZJ80 - the rear dampers have
given up the ghost completely and the springs are looking a bit tired.
My question is what suspension upgrade (s) has everyone used, how happy
are you with it and how easy was it to fit?
Thanks
Pete
Dennis Lamminga wrote:
 
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Hello Pete,
I've got uprated springs made by Scorpion Racing and Oram shocks with
remore reservoires. This package is as robust as it gets. Slightly on
the stiffer side without a load but works a treat on bumpy roads (and
no need to slow down for speed humps in town! ;-)
Oram shocks are adjustable for stiffness and totally rebuildable,
hence no need to worry when they happen to leak (which is yet to come
after two years of use). I've read somewhere these shocks are an
Italian copy of Ohlins - the real Rolls Royce of all shocks!
The springs can be made in different stiffness rates rates depending
how you want the suspension to perform and as the shocks are
adjustable, you can fine tune the setup to you liking.
As the rear springs are stiff enough I have removed the rear anti-roll
bars without any ill effect. Also towing is pretty easy with this
setup. I reported two weeks ago my experience with towing a 6m long
3.5t trailer. With over 100kg on the hook, the trailer hardly made
it's presence felt up to 65mph.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 8/28/05, Peter Browning <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Hi Roman
Thanks for the advice though I sometimes think it's a mistake to ask for
recommendations as all sorts of options come out of the woodwork and I
end up being even more confused about what choice to make! :-D
I have had Scorpion springs before (on a Range Rover competition
vehicle) and was very pleased with them, though more recently I have
heard of people being less than satisfied with their products and
advice; heresay though. I really like the sound of this set up Roman and
the adjustability could be just the ticket - sounds expensive though!!?
The suspension set up chosen very much depends onthe intended use of the
vehicle obviously and I am still unsure of the eventual destiny of mine.
I am looking at preparing it as an off-road 'toy' but if I did that I
would end up wrecking it, so I will probably keep it as my daily drive
with occasional mild off-road use.
The Procomp 2" lift suspension kit seems good value for money at about
?350 for springs and ES9000 shocks but is it any good?
How much did your Scorpion set-up cost Roman, and did you get the
springs and shocks from them?
Obviously I want to spend as little as possible but as much (within
reason) as necessary to ensure good handling on-road and acceptable
performance for mild off-road use. This vehicle will never be used for
'high duty cycle' driving such as Africa overlanding or anything like so
extreme strength is not necessary.
More advice anyone???
Pete
Roman wrote:
 
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I second Dennis' thank you. (?correct use of the apostrophe).
Julian has changed the front wheel bearings, re-done the birfields, fixed
the electrics on the diffs, fitted an alarm with central locking, changed
the front break discs, bled the breaks and talked me through changing the
engine and diff oil and transmission fluid.
He has patience, enthusiam, know how, tools and for a novice like me this
was just what I needed.
A garage may have done the same work at three times the cost but the
teaching is probably unique.
All this plus coffee and biscuits, can't be bad.
Tony
 
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