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How's the performance of KYB Skorched4s shocks off the road?
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How's the performance of KYB Skorched4s shocks off the road?
Geopaj is on his second set after 100,000+kms from memory.

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Thanks all - from those links and comments, it looks like the ARB recommended setup has not proved satisfactory for many. I'll give it a miss.


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Hi technogeekery - interesting thread and timing. My NW was in exactly the same position a few weeks ago. Literally done 140,000ks this week.

I have virtually identical usage too - daily driver, kids drop off and pick up, towed a Jayco Dove for a few years. Offroad is dirt roads, beaches and occasional fire trail - nothing serious.

I had dropped to below 490 on both fronts and around 510 on rears - see more details in this post.
https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...&postcount=127

I did some exhaustive research for a few weeks using info from here - particularly old jack's input - and also spoke with suppliers.

I ended up going King Springs
KCFR-34HD
KCRR-35C

and KYB Skorched4s shocks.
Front 841001
Rear 845017

Results are excellent. - increased ride height and the car handles like it was probably meant to. Also all the knocking and boating when going over undulations, speed humps and uneven surfaces have gone as well.

Also based in Sydney and work in the city - feel free to reach out by PM if you want to see - go for a drive.
Thanks for this toasta - sounds like you've had a great result with similar circumstances and requirements - I'll probably go this road too, as I don't really have the expertise / time / inclination to do primary research, and this is exactly what I was hoping to get from the forum - cheers. I'll drop you a PM.
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Hi technogeekery - interesting thread and timing. My NW was in exactly the same position a few weeks ago. Literally done 140,000ks this week.

I have virtually identical usage too - daily driver, kids drop off and pick up, towed a Jayco Dove for a few years. Offroad is dirt roads, beaches and occasional fire trail - nothing serious.

I had dropped to below 490 on both fronts and around 510 on rears - see more details in this post.
https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...&postcount=127

I did some exhaustive research for a few weeks using info from here - particularly old jack's input - and also spoke with suppliers.

I ended up going King Springs
KCFR-34HD
KCRR-35C

and KYB Skorched4s shocks.
Front 841001
Rear 845017

Results are excellent. - increased ride height and the car handles like it was probably meant to. Also all the knocking and boating when going over undulations, speed humps and uneven surfaces have gone as well.

Also based in Sydney and work in the city - feel free to reach out by PM if you want to see - go for a drive.
Hey Toasta,

I'm on the beaches aswell, wondering where you got your kit supplied and fit?

And how much if that isn't too much to ask. I'm also looking to upgrade my NW.

I last did a suspension upgrade in my NM about 8 years ago, and I took it to a local guy, who did a decent job but I've since fallen out with him (Did a rego check and charged for preventative bulb replaces - but a bulb that was supposedly replaced was blown before and after the visit!)
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Just a note to close this out and to provide those people who offered advice some feedback - thank you all :-)

I eventually went with Bilstein B6 shocks all round based on some great input from members and other 4x4 friends, and Dobinson shocks. For those who want details, Dobinson Springs: 1 x pr C43-148 1 x pr C43-125 Bilsteins: Front struts - BE5- 6271 Rear shocks - BE5-6272, parts $1615 delivered by 4WD World, fitting and wheel alignment by Heasmans in St Peters another $750 (they did a great professional job).

The car is transformed. I'll measure up later, but the lift was considerable - I'd forgotten the indicated lift would be from stock, and it had sagged a lot from stock, so i've got about 70mm lift on average, I'd say. But the real improvement is in the handling. Only on tar so far, but some Sydney roads feel like offroad... and the car is smoother, quieter, much nicer over the bumps. I'm so pleased with it as I'd expected it to be quite stiff - but I think it was really bad before, so it feels amazing now, and I suspect even better when loaded up for camping. I'm very happy.

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We had OME on our LC80 (which was fine). For our Montero we took the advice of our local 4x4 specialist (agent for ARB and Dobinson's) and went with Dobinson's - mid-load rear springs, 50mm lift. We're very happy with the result (50,000 Km later) - excellent ride on and off the highway, good on all off-road surfaces.
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Oh, and just for the record - the fronts are now 545mm each, and the rears are 565mm each - when completely unladen. So a little nose-down, but I think as soon as I have my regular camping gear in it, she will be quite level. and a very useful 50mm+ front and 60-70mm rear gain from where I was, about 40-45mm over stock. Total height is now 2100mm to the top of my Darche awning, so I'm going to have to be a little careful around some underground parking lots now...
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[QUOTE Only on tar so far, but some Sydney roads feel like offroad... and the car is smoother, quieter, much nicer over the bumps.

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I grew up at Box Hill/ near Riverstone/ Windsor which now R.I.P 350 square blocks as we speak

We complain about roads in QLD, but geez what i remember as a kid some roads, were pot holes patched on top of patches

I see your point about your roads.
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