Suspension swap DIY

Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby brodical on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:35 pm

Same would apply to the tri then aye
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Hummer.03 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:04 pm

What's the ride like with this kit because I'm wanting the same one
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Cowboy Dave on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:54 pm

Hummer.03 wrote:What's the ride like with this kit because I'm wanting the same one


Do you mean the Dobinson's kit referenced at the start of the thread? I doubt you'll see Subi coming back with an answer mate, that post is years old.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Damo85 on Mon May 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Wow this is awesome!! You did a bang up job writing this up mate!
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby farmboynick on Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:33 pm

everything is covered except the load proportion valve, what is the best way to adjust to suit the new rear springs
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby big_bob_thefirst on Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:32 am

Hi all, I'm planning in changing out my rear shocks this weekend (thanks ultimate for the fast response). Is there anything I should know specifically for them or is it fairly straight forward?
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby NowForThe5th on Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:00 am

Changing out? Do you mean "changing" or "replacing"?

I thought the instructions earlier in this thread were fairly complete, but no, it's very simple.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby big_bob_thefirst on Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:18 am

Hi NFT5, I mean replacing with the same type. The instructions at the beginning really gloss over the shocks, so I cant see it being hard. Just covering my bases.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby fraz91 on Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:48 pm

It's just two nuts per shock. Just be careful not to overtighten the nut when it reaches the end of the thread. ;)
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby big_bob_thefirst on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Cheers fraz. That's what I was thinking alright! Glad to know that there's no hidden surprise.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby mattharding on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:03 pm

Installed one side of my Ultimate rear suspension lift this afternoon, great info in original post.

Will post pics once all done tomorrow.

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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby mattharding on Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:10 pm

Finished the rear lift this morning, sooo easy. Mind you would have been easier with two people.

Started off with - 585 guard to center hub
After Lift - 640 both sides no load in tray and still waiting for canopy to go on next week.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Dans Tri on Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:38 am

Anyone got any tips for removing the swaybar link? We have tried with an air wrench and still won't come off....
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby NowForThe5th on Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:27 am

Lots of WD40.

Did you use the Allen Key in the end to hold the thread while you undo the nut?
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Dans Tri on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:39 pm

Yeah we tried both ideas in the end we used the 5ft Jack handle as a breaker bar. All done now and it looks sweet!
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby Kuff on Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi chaps, so doing my suspension swap one of these upcoming weekends. Just wondering, can you use all the old bolts or do you need to swop any them out for new? :?: Thought that some of the higher torque bolts might need replacing as standard procedure.

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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby godzilla_rising on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:06 am

Bolts shouldn't be an issue, just be sure to give them a decent clean and look them over. If they all look good then carry on.

Also, depending on the kit you get you will probably get a bunch of new bolts for certain things anyway!!
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby ogre0015 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:18 am

Does anyone have instructions with photos? The pics no longer work on this thread thanks to photobucket
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby BillMcQuade on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:09 am

ogre0015 wrote:Does anyone have instructions with photos? The pics no longer work on this thread thanks to photobucket


These links still work, and show a little bit of detail in the pics, plus some instructions;

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=20024

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask.
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby drover on Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:11 pm

Thank you Subi man I know this is an old post but I need to replace the shocks and this has given me the info I need
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Re: Suspension swap DIY

Postby NowForThe5th on Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:27 pm

ogre0015 wrote:Does anyone have instructions with photos? The pics no longer work on this thread thanks to photobucket


Good news is that Photobucket have relaxed their restrictions a bit and the pictures are once again visible.
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