Random Suspension Questions

Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Probz on Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Hi Guys and Girls, I'm just about to lay down the money for new xrox bullbar and winch for my 2015 MN just seeing what people here think about what to do with my suspension. The car already has a 2" dobinson kit all round which has been good after some early issues with ride heights it now actually has the bullbar springs in it because the 2" non bullbar springs came out at exactly stock height where as these have it sitting at 570mm at the front.

I don't want the front end going any lower so I was thinking of putting in 6mm spacers (10-12mm lift) to counteract the extra 75kg on the front end. I know the larger spacers that are around 30mm are frowned upon for good reason but would the 6mm create enough stress on the struts and ball joints to be concerned about it or would it be fine?
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 am

570mm isn't really a 2" lift. Better to change the coils than put in spacers. Talk to Dobinsons or Ultimate about suitable coils that will get you the height that you want.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Probz on Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Yeah it was marketed as 2" but it was really only 30mm, theres something not quite right with Dobinsons spring listings as these are the heaviest duty listed for the front of a MN and it still only sits at 570mm I'm not sure if later MN's could be heavier in the front or what.

I'll wait and see after I put the bar and winch on was just hoping I could sneak out of it with the spacers because I couldn't be bother pulling front end apart completely for 3rd time haha
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Kevin Vermaak on Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:40 pm

Hi.

I would like to upgrade my suspension to reduce roll and improve driving comfort. Is it necessary to install new shocks and coils only, or do I need to install leaf springs too? I’ll be adding a bull bar later down the line.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:53 am

The rear leaves are, arguably, the weakest part of the whole suspension system and flatten out very quickly.

If you read back through various suspension threads you'll see that we've always advocated that you do all your weight adding mods first and suspension last. This is so that you can match suspension to actual weights and get it right the first time.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Headley on Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am

Hey guys,

Anyone done a live axle swap for the front of their MN? Something worth doing for the average punter looking for a decent lift etc?
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby L200Shogun on Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:33 am

Headley wrote:Hey guys,

Anyone done a live axle swap for the front of their MN? Something worth doing for the average punter looking for a decent lift etc?


$10K to $15k better ways to spend money imho

https://www.facebook.com/Ironhidecustoms/ have done afew
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Headley on Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:07 pm

oh man. Yeah better things to spend that money on for sure.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Lukus Maximus on Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 pm

Got a random question for ya. Is it possible to swap the rear axle to the underside of the leafs to gain more diff clearance? If so, do you think it'd be worth the effort? Pros/Cons? Thanks
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:29 pm

Diff clearance is determined by the distance from the bottom of the tyres (the ground) to the lowest point of the diff housing. Putting the leaves on top of or below the axle, even if you could, would make absolutely no difference. If you want more diff clearance, get bigger tyres.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Lukus Maximus on Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:39 pm

Of course. Don't know what I was thinking. Thanks bud. :oops:
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby bayonetdummy on Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm

I bought a 2011 MN recently and after looking at the suspension I notice the springs, shockers and struts all appear to be EFS. I'm now wondering if it has been lifted. Any obvious way to tell? The leaf springs appear to be MITS-11E
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Maxiy on Thu May 24, 2018 3:52 pm

bayonetdummy wrote:I bought a 2011 MN recently and after looking at the suspension I notice the springs, shockers and struts all appear to be EFS. I'm now wondering if it has been lifted. Any obvious way to tell? The leaf springs appear to be MITS-11E


Measure the ride height, from the middle of the hub to the bottom of the guard.

Then compare your measurments to some of the ones in this thread

https://www.newtriton.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=505&p=548388&hilit=ride+height#p548388
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby samboy on Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 pm

Just wondering if the MQ standard suspension would fit into 2010 MN??
Only reason thinking of doing it is because I'm not after a lift and second hand kits from basically new MQ's are pretty cheap.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby Headley on Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 pm

So a few days ago Queensland laws changed in that you could get a 150mm lift with an engineers certificate. Made me wonder how one can lift a Triton 150mm?

Also gotta ask if the 2006-2011 model Tritons have solid front axles?
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby NowForThe5th on Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:20 pm

Headley wrote:how one can lift a Triton 150mm?


50mm tyres
50mm suspension
50mm body

Wouldn't want to drive it, though.

Headley wrote:gotta ask if the 2006-2011 model Tritons have solid front axles?


No.
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Re: Random Suspension Questions

Postby IndoTriton on Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:54 pm

I've been searching the forum for individual reviews, but most aren't exactly like my needs, or include brands I don't have access to, so let's bring this random suspension question here!

For an MN with stock height and springs, front and rear bumpers as only significant weight additions, and focused on most comfortable performance at around 30 km/h on rough dirt roads... what are the best shock/strut replacements?

(available to me in Indonesia are Profender adjustable, Bilstein, OME, Raw4x4, and Tough Dog.)
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