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Nic42
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:05 pm

Hi there,

Is anyone else experiencing that the new Hilux have an extremely bumpy ride?
Have someone changed something on the suspension?

Nico
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:30 pm

Have you checked the tyre pressure? Should be around 2.2bar
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:37 pm

Thabogrobler wrote:Have you checked the tyre pressure? Should be around 2.2bar

:thumbup: Yes I have checked the tire pressure, I'v pumped them 1.9bar.
Is this the correct board to discuss this issue?
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:40 pm

my 2.5 D4D is alot softer ride than my dad's 3.0 D4D
we checked everything from suspension to tyres
i have 16" rims / he has 15"
has resulted in him changing tyres which made it better but still not close to mine
try putting weight on the load bin and see if that helps (2 bags of cement)
we still havent been able to find out why there is such a difference in ride quality between the 2
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:45 pm

Front spacers? Mine was terrible hard with the front spacers in there.
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:46 pm

JEEPIE wrote:my 2.5 D4D is alot softer ride than my dad's 3.0 D4D
we checked everything from suspension to tyres
i have 16" rims / he has 15"
has resulted in him changing tyres which made it better but still not close to mine
try putting weight on the load bin and see if that helps (2 bags of cement)
we still havent been able to find out why there is such a difference in ride quality between the 2
Thanks for the reply Jeepie. Did you test the quality with the sement bags on your fathers bakkie?
I was planning to go and buy sand bags today.
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:48 pm

Dewald Posthumus wrote:Front spacers? Mine was terrible hard with the front spacers in there.
Dewald if you dont mind please give me more information on the front spacers. Where do they sit and did you removed it?
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:03 pm

Hi Nico

Depending on how much you’re willing to spend, go and see Darrel from Mikem suspension in Johannesburg.

Mikem are agents for Bilstein fully adjustable/fully serviceable shocks that Darrel can setup to suit your needs. You will never need to buy shocks again.

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Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:12 pm

Front spacers is an aftermarket product installed above the front coils to give more lift and ultimately a "level" appearance. Stay away from these..
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:30 pm

we did add the bags and it softened it up
the rule of thumb (as given by someone else) was that if it shakes in the front , its coming from the rear and vice versa.

i suggested changing out the shocks but the old mans head is hard
further than that the 2 are identical
i would as legend says , take it past daryl or you can try freddy at alpha spring works
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