After market Suspension Opinion needed.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:57 am

Hi Guys.

Has anyone got experience of MIKEM suspensions on a 2.7IFS

What is the general opinion of them?
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:03 am


Indeed, my IFS is current running Mikem suspension. Excellent service and advice from Darrell and very happy with how the suspension has performed thus far. If you go for it, you won't be disappointed :thumbup:
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:03 am

Hi Chris.
If you in jhb why don't you come past my workshop 137 eloff str ext Selby village main.I can show you the kit we use.
We use a different leaf spring set-ups for different applications ie different loads so we get exactly what you need for your specific application.
We also use the Bilstein B6 monotube gas units which are fully serviceable units ie can be re-gassed and oiled etc.

Mikem Suspensions.
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Also use Mikem. Is much more comfy that originals, take load better and flex better. Won't use anything else. When you order they will design your spring pack according to what you use your vehicle for and the type of load you normally take. Is not just standard thing for all like other makes
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:57 pm

Also use Mikem the past 2 to 3 years. Done already, more or less, 60 to 70K km and still happy.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:00 am

Also very happy with mine.Darrel advice and service is super :thumbup:

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:00 am

Yip I also went to Darrell for my 2.7's suspension.
Got the Bilstein shocks and small lift with new springs and torsion bars. Very happy with it.
Just check the steering damper as well while you are at it.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:31 pm

Has any of you tried Ironman?
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:24 am

Yes I do. It was fitted in D/C sfa very solid firm riding not nice, not the cost worth, rather go for Mikem better riding, price, and service
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Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:31 pm

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