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Replacement front struts

Postby Retired John » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:29 pm

What is the average Km people get from the front struts please ?
and also the springs ?
I am not happy with the bash and crash of ours and have been told to replace the struts springs also the bearing on top and the mounts to be sure ?
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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby dumper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am

When I did mine I got everything from Ford and built complete units so everything was new mine had done 105000 mls and was not to bad but as a camper you tend to be on the limit for weight I uprated mine to 470 spec to be boss of the job if I was not building it as a camper and running it as a van I would have left it as it was
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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby Retired John » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:59 am

We have done 250,00km so no doubt time
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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby dumper » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:52 pm

I'd also think some of your roads will be a bit rough out there from what I've seen on outback truckers makes some of the tracks I go down on car rally's a motorway in comparison
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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby Retired John » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:37 pm

dumper wrote:I'd also think some of your roads will be a bit rough out there from what I've seen on outback truckers makes some of the tracks I go down on car rally's a motorway in comparison

Sometimes to see the best bits IMHO you need to tackle some dirt :lol: this was on the Great Central Road between Laverton and Ayres Rock a 1500km dirt doddle with a kazillion corrugations

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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby dumper » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:31 am

Looking at them roads the roo bar on the front is a necessary bit of kit
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Re: Replacement front struts

Postby Retired John » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:49 am

dumper wrote:Looking at them roads the roo bar on the front is a necessary bit of kit

And the HF radio mounted on the bar :D
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