Suspension Questions and Answers

DrewDrew Super Moderator
edited August 2015 in Net4x4
Please post your Suspension Installation Questions and Answers here :)
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  • Tornado_ALIVETornado_ALIVE Forum Addict
    edited January 2015
    I want to lift my Rok like Mark's ol Effie...... Can you help us out Mark :D
  • VolkarokVolkarok Banned
    edited January 2015
    I want to lift my Rok like Mark's ol Effie...... Can you help us out Mark :D
    Get Mark to follow the Artic Trucks formula.
  • bauercobauerco Vendor
    edited January 2015
    I want to lift my Rok like Mark's ol Effie...... Can you help us out Mark :D

    Easy done mate, but there is that nagging little thing called keeping it legal. Throw that out the window & no probs. [emoji6]


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with lots of custom mods.
  • snapsimosnapsimo Supporting Member
    edited January 2015
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  • Tornado_ALIVETornado_ALIVE Forum Addict
    edited January 2015
    bauerco wrote: »
    Easy done mate, but there is that nagging little thing called keeping it legal. Throw that out the window & no probs. [emoji6]


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with lots of custom mods.

    Oh well....... May as well throw in an injected big block as well then :D
  • Millsy72Millsy72 Junior Member
    edited January 2015
    Hi Guys,

    I would like to fit Bilstein shocks and Dobinsons Springs to my Rok
    Aiming to lift the front to be more level with the back, have an ARB Sahara bar fitted.
    Any suggestions and pricing would be appreciated

    Cheers

    Millsy
  • bauercobauerco Vendor
    edited January 2015
    Millsy72 wrote: »
    Hi Guys,

    I would like to fit Bilstein shocks and Dobinsons Springs to my Rok
    Aiming to lift the front to be more level with the back, have an ARB Sahara bar fitted.
    Any suggestions and pricing would be appreciated

    Cheers

    Millsy

    Hey [MENTION=2485]Millsy72[/MENTION],
    I just sent you a pm with some info on what you asked about.

    Cheers


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with lots of custom mods.
  • VolkarokVolkarok Banned
    edited January 2015
    Oh well....... May as well throw in an injected big block as well then :D
    ICV. Individually constructed vehicle. You will have to toss the VW badge though, but Baeuy can make you a custom one.
  • LukeCatLukeCat Posting Freak
    edited February 2015
    bauerco wrote: »
    Hey [MENTION=2485]Millsy72[/MENTION],
    I just sent you a pm with some info on what you asked about.

    Cheers


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with lots of custom mods.

    Hey Mark can you send me the same info Im looking at the same set up with a deluxe bar won't be till around tax time but just need to know how much i need to hide from the wife ;)
  • CaskaCaska Junior Member
    edited February 2015
    Hey Mark,
    I have a alloy tray with alloy canopy and ladder racks that I use as my electrician setup. I estimate that I have between 400-500kg on top of the tray. The back has started to sag and I wanted to raise it. Can you send some info my way.

    Thanks
  • SeabassSeabass Senior Member
    edited February 2015
    Are the Bilstein B6 rear shocks longer? or are there B6 shocks in standard length aswell?
  • Koray.ibbz164Koray.ibbz164 Member
    edited February 2015
    Ive recently had a lift kit installed. Is it normal to have a squeeky rear end? Is it due to the nolathane bushes?
  • bauercobauerco Vendor
    edited February 2015
    Most likely.
    Nolathane/polyurethane bushes are notorious for squeaking. It recommended to lubricate the pivot bores & flange faces with a Molybdenum disulfide based grease not a rubber grease during installation & if the squeaking returns to use a spray lube of the same base every once in a while. General if the grease was applied during install you should get up to a year without squeaking.


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with
    Lots of custom mods.
  • bauercobauerco Vendor
    edited February 2015
    Seabass wrote: »
    Are the Bilstein B6 rear shocks longer? or are there B6 shocks in standard length aswell?

    The current Bilstein B6 rear shocks are the same length as standard shocks.


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with
    Lots of custom mods.
  • camgcamg Member
    edited February 2015
    Hi Mark,
    I sent a couple of emails requesting pricing of lift kits but haven't heard anything back.
    Did you get my emails?
    Cam
  • snapsimosnapsimo Supporting Member
    edited February 2015
    [MENTION=1149]bauerco[/MENTION]


    ACV Eastside Massive!!!

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  • snapsimosnapsimo Supporting Member
    edited February 2015
    bauerco wrote: »
    Most likely.
    Nolathane/polyurethane bushes are notorious for squeaking. It recommended to lubricate the pivot bores & flange faces with a Molybdenum disulfide based grease not a rubber grease during installation & if the squeaking returns to use a spray lube of the same base every once in a while. General if the grease was applied during install you should get up to a year without squeaking.


    Mark
    Net 4x4
    www.net4x4.com.au
    sales@net4x4.com.au

    Amarok Club of Victoria
    MY12 Reflex Silver Highline with
    Lots of custom mods.

    My rear end has a little squeak now. [emoji13][emoji13]
    What brand of lube do you recommend?
    It started after I gave the Rok a pressure wash.



    ACV Eastside Massive!!!

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  • DrewDrew Super Moderator
    edited February 2015
    snapsimo wrote: »
    My rear end has a little squeak now. [emoji13][emoji13]
    What brand of lube do you recommend?

    I'd recommend changing your diet rather than using lube... :rolleyes:
  • Koray.ibbz164Koray.ibbz164 Member
    edited February 2015
    Thanks bauerco.
    Contacted the install guys and dropped it off today. Apparently the noise is a common amarok issue with the rear leaf Springs. They advised that one of their other branches installed 5 lift kits to amaroks. Out of the 5, 3 came back with noisey rears.
  • VolkarokVolkarok Banned
    edited February 2015
    Oem use rubber because its great stuff. I am not aware of even a single oem using plastic, or a single argument saying plastic is better in any area. There are clear arguments however that rubber is better in several significant regards. Plastic is cheaper to make . . .
  • g-richg-rich Posting Freak
    edited March 2015
    [MENTION=1149]bauerco[/MENTION] do you have a set of DIY spring compressors you can recommend? Fitting dobinson coils
  • snapsimosnapsimo Supporting Member
    edited March 2015
    He's got a great one in his shed. Wish I had a shed. Sick of doing wiring in the rain [emoji22]


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  • Tornado_ALIVETornado_ALIVE Forum Addict
    edited March 2015
    I just picked up a set from Supercheap. Have served me well many times
  • g-richg-rich Posting Freak
    edited March 2015
    I just picked up a set from Supercheap. Have served me well many times
    [MENTION=709]Tornado_ALIVE[/MENTION] any idea what brand they are?

    Snaps, unfortunately his shed is on the other side of the country
  • g-richg-rich Posting Freak
    edited March 2015
    [MENTION=709]Tornado_ALIVE[/MENTION] They fit alright on the Dobinsons? I have a set that look similar to the pic that just wont go around the diameter of the coil.
  • Tornado_ALIVETornado_ALIVE Forum Addict
    edited March 2015
    They did the job 3 times on Dobinsons. :D
  • kronickronic Member
    edited July 2015
    Hey Mark can you send me info on your suspension with prices and lifts and what not :)? Also I don't mind about that legal thing :P

    I want the biggest lift you can offer as I don't do 4x4 tracks only do beach runs so I'm not fussed about the CV's
  • Hajduk79Hajduk79 Senior Member
    edited July 2015
    Is this normal ? Bottom rear leaf
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  • SteevoSteevo Super Moderator
    edited July 2015
    [MENTION=1348]Hajduk79[/MENTION],

    I think it is normal as you have the HD aka normal suspension.

    I vaguely recall reading where someone posted that the lower 1 or 2 leafs/leaves don't get engaged until there is a fair amount of weight on the back end.

    If I'm wrong it won't take long to find out. ;)

    Cheers

    Steve
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