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srburnsy
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PostSubject: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:05 am

After time spent looking around asking suspention places about fitting heavy duty rear springs, im now looking at getting them specially made because nobody has listings for a suitable set of springs for an AWD SC. Has anybody out there done this or has part numbers for stronger springs? I carry heavy loads 90% of the time and have air bag helpers installed for the time being which is ok but not ideal, would like it to sit a bit higher as well so when i venture off road i have more groung clearance, will adjust the front tortion bar accordingly and probably new front shocks as they are leaking now.

pic of some of the terrain i go, no wonder my shocks are leaking.

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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:37 am

have you tried pedders they did my rear springs and i am very happy with them. they used ford extra heavy duty as i carry a electric wheelchair or could try 4*4 centres they may be able to help. Also try grandstyle in sydney they sell parts for sc's Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:03 am

Hay thanks -Yeah i tried my local 4x4 centre (Oposite Lock) and they were no real help, wasnt going to try Pedders after that but i will now knowing that you got yours there. How much did they sting you for the work done? and would you be able to give me the part number that is yours?
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:24 am

it cost me around $300 all in sorry don't know the part no's I went to my local one in moorabbin they will do rear shockers for $90 each
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:08 pm

So you got the coil springs and the shocks all for around $300 fully installed as well? - Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:05 pm

If you find out which Ford they come from let us know please.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:41 pm

no just springs for $300
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:57 am

No worries - will find out what springs fit and post it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:14 am

Thank you, as you can see from my avatar my bus sits down at the back and I carry a lot of weight sometimes so the springs need replacing.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:25 am

You could do what ive done and throw some air bags in - you dont even have to pull the spring out, just skwish em in and pump em right up when your got a load. I only want new springs cause i carry a heavy load all the time and want to raise it another inch for better ground clearance off road.
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:13 am

Would some spring spacers work?....bit like this....
http://www.showmesome.info/hilux/workshop/spacers.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Spring Time?   Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:59 pm

Yes they would Chris, but I rather fit new springs and forget it.
Another problem us the tow ball is at the low end of the UK legal height, a bit of baggage and it goes under, then add a folding camper....
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