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Old 27-02-15
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Arrow Review - Lovells Suspension

After 4years the H/Duty EFS coils & the TJM XGS Gold Struts/Shocks, (which have been fantastic), were doing fine until I added:
Replacement Steel Rear Bar, Draw System, a lot heavier Drop Fridge slide, Roof Rack, Awning & then the Roof Top the back end sagged & I had 25PSI in the airbags too..

Time to research & as my Mates at Creighton's now stock the Lovells Suspension it was a bonus when all the research suggested to me that I needed to go Extra Heavy Duty, & all that research pointed me to Lovells !.. I have to say here I was nervous going the extra H/Duty up front but after talking to Jenene & Wayne, then doing more research, I bit the bullet.. Lovells Extra Heavy Duty Front & Back matched with their Shocks/Struts has seen the Paj sitting level front has lifted 40mm both sides & the rear 45mm & I have the air bags at the 10PSI, (which I have as the minimum pressure).



The Lovells coils for the rear are the CRR92HD which are about 25% load rating above the standard H/Duty Lovells coil.

Lovells CRR92HD & the EFS Progressive H/Duty Coils:


Old EFS Progressive H/Duty:


Lovells CRR92HD:


Lovells CFR90EHD & EFS HD Coils:


Fitting Coil to Strut:


Rear going on:


Front going on:


Front After:


Rear After:


As you can see from the following pic the rear end with all the extra mods needed attention:


Very happy with the final result:


Over last W/End we had a drive up to Tarra Bulga & I'm wrapped the ride is great no sign of harshness at all.. Can't wait to see how it performs Off Road now.

Obviously The suspension will settle a little, measuring from centre hub front both 570mm Rear RHS 568mm & LHS 570mm. with 10PSI in air Bags, (as my minimum, noting from 0-10PSI no change in height).

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I have used the Lovell heavy duty front and rears for 3 months now. Many reviews state that you will have a harsh ride but this has been far from the case. I originally had Ironman front and rear which proved great over 4yr but fitting the Lovell transformed my car. If anything I would say the ride is softer now but I have a lot of extra's on-board adding weight. Maybe the extra weight of the winch bulbar draws etc. helps use the heavier spring rate. Very happy with the heavy duty Lovellís on my NM Diesel.
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Cheers wazza for adding your findings..

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Cheers wazza for adding your findings..

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How are they going Gus? Contemplating getting them on my NW.

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I've had an issue! No fault of the suspension:

We have been chasing a mild grinding sound not clicking coming from both sides rear checked bearings & CVs all nice & smooth/tight & I know I'd read on here that a member swapped the CV/shafts from left to right so tried that & it fixed the problem.

So note to all after you add raised suspension, if you notice similar well worth a try!

While we were at it all rear bushes checked & I must say I was surprised after 280,000 we only needed to replace the Lower arm bushes, (spindle end). Note on ringing MM they don't do a bush & trade was $700 per side for new arms aftermarket $85 for the 2 bushes why they list as not a serviceable part!!

So back to your question Dicko still haven't taken off road & now the noise has gone, (which wasn't noticeable in the 1st week, as it only started to show itself under load going around roundabouts driving in normal conditions I couldn't hear it at all), ride is smooth as 1st reported.

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Thanks Gus. Will keep an eye on this thread.

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After our trip to Rockhampton I've removed the extra heavy duty coils from front & replaced with the Heavy Duty.. Found that they were just to harsh over pot holes...Great improvement far better ride.. If my bar was steel & wire rope on the winch the extra heavy duty may well have been fine..

Otherwise towing the off Road van was great sat beautifully behind the Paj:




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Just a quick update as I noticed Doowrag's thread in Gen 4-3 HERE asking the question..

1st up I apologise to all for not updating my reviews, any of them, for far to long. Family comes 1st & that's taken a lot of time lately with both Sue"s 7 my parents, uncle's & aunts.

All back on deck now so will try & catch up

Very impressed still with the Lovell's can't fault them at all

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