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Date Registered: 12-2006
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T30 Replacement Shocks?


Hi guys.

I think the time has come to replace my shocks - drove the XTrail today, and it feels like a boat when cornering etc. Our one has 110,000km on it and spent most of its life in the country (rough roads etc). Any ideas on what to go for?

I got a quote for some KYB shocks today all round they said $650. Anyone else in the same boat? What shocks did you go for?

Thanks in advance.
Oscar


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Oscar,

If you do a search on "shocks" you will find existing threads covering the Edelbrock and KONI shocks which you can consider.

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Oscar,

 While 'KYB' are good shocks made by Monroe, you could get better. Is this just for supply or fit.

 I am about to upgrade my shocks also (springs have been upgraded to Pedders) and intend to look at the ARB 'Old Man Emu' brand. These are the best on the market and if you are doing a lot of 'bumpy' stuff, these will never fade. I think someone was quoted at about $1200 to supply and fit the entire OME system.

 You could also look at the Pedders Trackryder shocks, which are also very good and priced well.

 Sorry I can't give you prices on any of these, but after a little more shopping around, looking at prices etc, should give you a clearer picture.

 Just be mindful that the shocks actually control the rebound of the springs, so if you leave the original springs on the exy, you will find a very strange ride. And the spring dictates the ride of the vehicle. However, as you have found out. A worn shock (damper) will not control the spring and it will act as a 'pogo stick'. This is why you must make sure the characteristics of your springs match those of the shockies.



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quote:

BRETT72 wrote:

I am about to upgrade my shocks also (springs have been upgraded to Pedders) and intend to look at the ARB 'Old Man Emu' brand. These are the best on the market and if you are doing a lot of 'bumpy' stuff, these will never fade. I think someone was quoted at about $1200 to supply and fit the entire OME system.




That was probably me when ARB first came out with them. I think there might already be a member or two that have that setup fitted. If money was no object for me, I'd be getting the ARB/OME setup PLUS the 50mm spacer lift emoticon

I'd want to test-drive an X-Trail that had the ARB/OME setup before spending that amount of money on it. I understand they put alot of research into their setup, I tend to feel their setup would be more "heavy duty" and probably not comfortable onroad for long periods (possibly too harsh a ride). I asked other places for quotes around the same time (eg: different springs with ARB/OME shocks from another 4WD shop) and they said their springs were also suited to the shocks, which reminded me when I had my Pulsar and different spring manufacturers guaranteed their springs suited the Koni shocks - I wonder how it all works when different spring rates still "match" the same shock absorber?!?!

Oscar, as Brett said, there are important issues to consider with just replacing the shocks. It's worth doing it properly as it's your ride quality that will suffer if short cuts are taken.

Let us know how you go with it all, too. You may end up with yet another combination not already tried by other members...


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While 'KYB' are good shocks made by Monroe, you could get better



Im sure this is news to Monroe, Here look at
this : http://www.kyb.co.jp/english/company/information.html

Anyway, after nearly 30 years as a mechanic, I think KYB shocks to be one of the best value units around.

Mark




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jalalski wrote:

Oscar,

If you do a search on "shocks" you will find existing threads covering the Edelbrock and KONI shocks which you can consider.



Yeah thanks mate.



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 I stand by my comment Mark. Even OME shocks come from the same Monroe factory at the start of their production.

 A lot of shocks are just re-badged and re-coloured Monroes, with custom variance.


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basshead wrote:

quote:

BRETT72 wrote:

I am about to upgrade my shocks also (springs have been upgraded to Pedders) and intend to look at the ARB 'Old Man Emu' brand. These are the best on the market and if you are doing a lot of 'bumpy' stuff, these will never fade. I think someone was quoted at about $1200 to supply and fit the entire OME system.




That was probably me when ARB first came out with them. I think there might already be a member or two that have that setup fitted. If money was no object for me, I'd be getting the ARB/OME setup PLUS the 50mm spacer lift emoticon

I'd want to test-drive an X-Trail that had the ARB/OME setup before spending that amount of money on it. I understand they put alot of research into their setup, I tend to feel their setup would be more "heavy duty" and probably not comfortable onroad for long periods (possibly too harsh a ride). I asked other places for quotes around the same time (eg: different springs with ARB/OME shocks from another 4WD shop) and they said their springs were also suited to the shocks, which reminded me when I had my Pulsar and different spring manufacturers guaranteed their springs suited the Koni shocks - I wonder how it all works when different spring rates still "match" the same shock absorber?!?!

Oscar, as Brett said, there are important issues to consider with just replacing the shocks. It's worth doing it properly as it's your ride quality that will suffer if short cuts are taken.

Let us know how you go with it all, too. You may end up with yet another combination not already tried by other members...



Well our XTrail is only used as a daily commuter for the wife and kid. If I am lucky, I might take it off road maybe once a year. So safety is my first and foremost concern.

My combination will be the King Spring lifted springs, and probably the KYB shocks. The fellas at Wholesale Suspension mentioned that they are the best for normal daily use.

I was wondering is anyone had used them before - I guess I'll have to be the test case emoticon
All my parts arrive tomorrow, and I'll probably fit it all up on Sunday and let you guys know how it all goes.

Thanks for your helpful comments Brett and Richard emoticon Much appreciated.

Oscar



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I stand by my comment Mark. Even OME shocks come from the same Monroe factory at the start of their production.

 A lot of shocks are just re-badged and re-coloured Monroes, with custom variance.




Whilst there is no argument that Monroe manufacture a lot of OE & other brand shocks, they do NOT manufacture KYB , that is just the fact.

Mark


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Hi Guys,

Please keep this thread on the subject of "shocks" and post any suspension lift or lowered related responses in the existing threads.


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