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Post Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Hi

I need some advise and please be aware that these ideas are restricted by a tight budget - :shock2:

In a weeks time the truck is going in for a 40mm body lift - nothing fancy here just to improve entry/departure angles, I am staying with my 31's.

I am also thinking of turning up the torsion bars, in the name of a suspension lift. Will this work and how does it affect normal driving? Will longer shox also help maybe? If so which ones?

At the rear I'm keeping the standard leafs and going the longer shackles route, hopefully Mikem will have. What length should I consider? Bear in mind that an overall increase of 30mm on the suspension for now will be fine for me. Do I stay with standard shox here or put something else longer? If so what?

Will appreciate your thoughts/suggestions.

I heard there's a place that closed down lately, during the Bosvark event, and shox are going for next to nothing. is this true? :shock2:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
A simpler solution would be to fit 32" tyres and be done with it. All drivetrain angles stay in OE specs. :thumbup:

Turning up your torsion bars decreases ride comfort on-road and wheel travel off-road (less downward travel because of bump stops). I went the torsion bar route and ended up jumping over most obstacles i.s.o. driving over them. :blushing:

I doubt you will outflex the rear shocks with the standard leafs, you can try removing a load leaf or two, makes quite a difference. ;-)

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Thanx Jano, are 32's a common and readily available size? Are you also implying that there'll be no diff ratio change with 32's?

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Not as common as 31's for sure, but also not expensive. R1930 per tyre fitted for Maxxis Bighorn M/T (tyretraders.co.za)
No ratio change is necessary.

32's + 1" lift on the torsion bars and you will have a very capable rig.

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
:thumbup: cool thanx, will advise later which way the cookie crumbles.

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Any more opinions/suggestions on this guys? :beg:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
32" can be a female dog to get your hands on - Speak to Okkie van Wyk(ovw on forum) and he has 32's but told me 31's are the better option.

You can have the rear leaves re-tempered, but it MAY loose its spring some time in the future. Shackles are a nice, cheap option, but don't over do it - don't know what is max but rather play safe.

Front is a bit more tricky - got mine's torsions set but not very high and the ride is quite harsh, so much that during the last month of the mrs pregancy should did not really want to get in the Hilux! BUT it most likely is not the torsions that's the problem, might be the Camil shocks.

In any case, speak to Darryl at Mikem Suspentions, he is way better qualified on this subject than most of us.

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If you want quality at a very reasonable price, buy MIKEM leaf springs! Well made (with a long history in the suspension business!) and quality to match! Ride quality (even without load) is good. I promise you I did not regret fitting them to my IFS! If you search, you will find many more satisfied MIKEM customers on THIS site!

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Thabogrobler wrote:
32" can be a female dog to get your hands on - Speak to Okkie van Wyk(ovw on forum) and he has 32's but told me 31's are the better option.
Agreed, and if you plan to leave the Republic, you will have to have them flown in if you need a spare. :oops: :oops:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Thabo, Theunis and Thys thank you for your input - to be honest I'm not crazy either about 32's. I'll speak to Darryl and should probably start saving already, eish! :shock2:

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I'm another satisfied Mikem Customer :thumbup: :yahoo:


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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Ok guys

Decided that I'll go the ball joint spacer and longer shackles route, for now, so the question is: if the spacers are raising the front suspension by about 38mm, will the standard shock still be usable? I'm guessing the wheel travel is now longer? :think:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
What do you want to space in the front? I think your problem is the back Tumelo. Start with the shackles in the back 1st, your back is already lower than the front, remember if you make the shackles 40mm longer you only get 20mm lift.


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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Louis the bakkie stands level, I have checked physically, :thumbup:
I'm spacing the ball joints at the front end. :thumbup:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Tumelo,

I installed miekm rear springs about 3 weeks ago ,man what adifference I have old man emu shocks all road and std torsion bars that are just turned up slightly. I measured the front droop last weekend and its within the spec that darryl from mikem recommends. my truck aslo now runs level or slightly down hill when empty. ball joint spacers will probably require a longer shock as the distance betwween top and bottom mountings will increase

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Thanx Rob :thumbup:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Thumelo,

I had the full Mikem suspension with Bilstein shocks on my KZTE and was VERY impressed.

Apart from 'lifting' the vehicle about 60mm, the ride comfort and off-road performance was magnificent. Travelling mainly on gravel roads coming back from Atlantis last year was especially nice due and gave me much peace of mind.

Having fitted a similar Mikem/Bilstein to my new Hilux and comparing it to my previous Vigo (fitted with OME), I can only say that apart from it being more cost effective, it performs much better than the OME as well (in my opinion of course).

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Hey Tjokkie, good to hear from you, you've been very quiet. You're not gonna confuse me, :lol: , when fianace allows I will fit Mikem, :thumbup:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Hi Tumelo, Mikem's extended shackle is 50mm longer than the normal and should give you about 25mm lift.
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Cool Pieter and thanx :thumbup:

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My rear springs cost R5400 and darryl didnt charge for fitment ,he also quoted me R2000 for both torsion bars including fitment, OME torsion bars are alrady about R4000 excluding fitment

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
I received the spacers. Got quite a shock, had to pay 30% import duties and $45 courier fee.

So the final price is R1,200 (which includes a whopping R100 profit for myself)

There are only 3 sets available

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Got the spacers last week already and installed on one side for now, will update soon but so far very impressed to say the least.

Father Christmas must just bring those Coopers and shox :lol:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
Donkey wrote:
Got the spacers last week already and installed on one side for now, will update soon but so far very impressed to say the least.

Father Christmas must just bring those Coopers and shox :lol:

Cool :thumbup: Mine is also in and very impressed.I have a bit more travel now.I still need to get the alignment properly done.The TWT shop struggeld a bit

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Nice Donkey, you must tell father Christmas you also need anti-swaybar Disconnects and a front difflock, then your lorrie is unstopable

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Nice Donkey, you must tell father Christmas you also need anti-swaybar Disconnects and a front difflock, then your lorrie is unstopable

You are EVIL :evil: How am i going to explain this to SWAMBO

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You see now Pieter? Dis nou die ding met jou, :lol: hoe gaan ek begin spaar my maat? Hmmm? :mocking: :shock2:

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Nice Donkey, you must tell father Christmas you also need anti-swaybar Disconnects and a front difflock, then your lorrie is unstopable


You'll have to school me on the anti-swaybar disconnects Pieter, this is Greek to me, :thumbup:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
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Nice Donkey, you must tell father Christmas you also need anti-swaybar Disconnects and a front difflock, then your lorrie is unstopable


You'll have to school me on the anti-swaybar disconnects Pieter, this is Greek to me, :thumbup:

Me too :blushing:

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Post Re: Suspension upgrade on a KZ-TE
The swaybar helps to stabalize the vehicle when driving on the road, prevents it from swaying.
But off-road the swaybar limits the downward travel of the control arms.

I do not have a nice picture of the effect, but I see in this month's SA4x4 they explain it very nicely with pictures of a JEEP

The info about these is at
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTricks/SwayBar.shtml#DisconnectsV3

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