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front strut recommendations

Postby kobra3 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:14 pm

hi all

well its time to replace the front struts on my pathy (02 R50)
ive had kyb in for the last 80k and they have held up well

just wondering what every1 else is using ....pros and cons

TIA

darren
2002 r50 2inch lift, arb front air locker, linked airbags, hid headlights, bridgestone dueler AT, long range tank, rear wheel carrier
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Re: front strut recommendations

Postby NickJ » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 am

Hi Darren
I installed Pedders struts/springs and foam shocks/springs many many years ago, both with 50mm lift
I did have a problem where the front struts were topping out (the opposite to bottoming out) on full extension.
I took the vehicle back to Pedders and they reset the springs slightly lower which fixed the issue with minimal change in lift.
Not sure when I installed them but they have done a couple of 100000km with no issues.
Oh, the rear shock bushes were worn and needed replacing. A call to my Pedders said they were not available and needed to replace the whole shocker. A subsequent call to Pedders head Office - they directed me to another one of their dealers who pressed new bushes into them.
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Re: front strut recommendations

Postby kobra3 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:14 pm

thanks ofr the info nick
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Re: front strut recommendations

Postby Gandalf » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:37 am

I have Bilstiens and King springs with around 50mm lift, maybe a bit less.
Magic on road and great off road too.

recently replaced all the rear bushes with nolathane from autobarn, about $300 for that set. Got ripped off $400 for fitting, should have done it myself.
Fixed the death wobble.

Just bought an R51 and not sure whether to fix or wreck my R50 when I get it back from the panel shop.
Uneconomical to repair so got paid out. Not much damage but apparently Nissan don't stock the most of the parts either.

message me if you are interested I might just sell the bits off cheap.
2007 R51 Iron man Bullbar and lots of plans, but not so much cash.
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Re: front strut recommendations

Postby Gandalf » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:49 am

Got my R50 back on the road for $300 in parts from the wrecker and a days work in my garage.
Now I have to pay myself $5,000, what a joke.
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