Well, it finally happened.
I now have joined the Ultimate Suspension club
When people I know heard that I was driving to Sydney to get my suspension upgraded they thought I was crazy.
'Cant you get it fitted somewhere closer'
'Isn't there someone else that does suspension'
that was some of the comments.
The simple answer was that I wanted it fitted by the folks who make the kits, to ensure it was done right.
Last time I got the sussy upgrade?? I did it as cheap as I could. I was not going to make the same mistake again. Although I think the price was pretty good anyway.
I left home at 6:30pm Sunday evening & drove 5 1/2 hrs straight thru to Yass before having a break. It was a good night for a drive & I had the car to myself to play whatever I wanted to, as loud as I wanted
Gotta love a bit of Creedence up loud at 1am
I pulled up a couple of minutes from Ultimate's workshop at 3:00am for some sleep. I was on their doorstep at 7:30 Monday morning.
The staff made me comfortable in the upstairs office for the day where I set up my laptop & tablet and caught up on a few things.
I was back on the road by 3:30pm that day in a completely different handling vehicle. Again I had a break at Yass & then drove strait through to Euroa (Dont know what McCafe put in the hot chocolate, but it keeps you awake well
) where I pulled up & rolled out the swag.
I was home by 10:30 am Tuesday after completing just under 1500km for the round trip, which I must say I totally enjoyed.
I also had the upgraded extended bake lines fitted while I was there.
Back to the sussy-
The measurements before the fit (this is with non-genuine flares, so may be different to others. also had a full tank of fuel in the LR tank, so was heavy on the left side)Before------------After-----Difference
RR 566--------------617--------51average increase on the front 58mm & rear 58.5mm
This may seem a lot but the old sussy was sagged & sitting very low.
After the 750km drive home it was still sitting at the same measurements.
I have now done over 1200km since the fitting & am very pleased with the ride. No more skipping when I hit a rough road & very stable on the bends.
As far as the 'dreaded shudder' is concerned, I have a small shudder in 1st gear which disappears almost straight away. I may look at the centre bearing flip but am not that concerned. As soon as I put some weight in the tub it goes away.
For anybody considering an upgrade, I highly recommend The Ultimate Suspension
It took a long time to get around to it but it was well worth the wait.
Dealing with Brendan & Ken was easy & they made me welcome for the day while I waited.
I didn't get any before pics
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