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Old 06-14-2015, 03:35 AM
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Just reading an add in the 4x4 mag advertising full spring strut/ shock replacement from $1045 or u can replace the struts/ shocks with the monotone remote reservoir gear from $1684. Would be interested to know if anyone is running any of this gear.


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Just reading an add in the 4x4 mag advertising full spring strut/ shock replacement from $1045 or u can replace the struts/ shocks with the monotone remote reservoir gear from $1684. Would be interested to know if anyone is running any of this gear.


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No I went for OME as the Dobinsons only offered 40mm lift IIRC.


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Hi Simon, I'm in Perth as well interested to know where you went for the OME lift? Did the lift level the Jeep all or is the rake still evident?
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Hi I went to ARB in Os Park, but over 10 visits I also went to Welshpool a number of times.
The OME lift is meant to preserve the rake, and is 45mm at the front, 50 at the back.
If I had my time again I'd have gone to a suspension shop instead. ARB have been good at covering the extra expenses caused in getting my lift right, but technically they seemed poor. Makes sense since they probably spend most of their time bolting up bullbars, rather than remembering to reconnect a sway bar link. Then not being able to find that fault after multiple re-visits.


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Thanks for the feedback. That's the store I was speaking to the other day so may need to reconsider now. Do you know of any suspension shops that could fit the WK2s? I did a ring around and couldn't find many places thst offered a lift for these Jeeps.
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Re: Dobinson suspension

Yeah not too many choices on offer, the Murchison, OME and Dobinson.

I'm not sure anywhere else fits OME, IIRC they are ARB-owned.

TBH most of my issues came from the fact I had non-stock weight distribution, due to bash plates etc.
If you have a stock vehicle and don't plan to add this stuff later you might be OK.

They say to add your accessories before getting a lift, and I did, but still got trouble.


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Re: Dobinson suspension

I am also in perth looking to get the ome lift kit. Thanks for the heads up. Don't think we get many options for installers other than arb.

Maybe ill go to the wangara arb store instead and hope they don't stuff things up..

What was the pricing fully installed if you don't mind?
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ARB ossy Park quoted me just under $2100 yesterday including wheel alignment. Am keen to see how you go Jesse as we still have a few months till we make a decision.
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Re: Dobinson suspension

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TBH most of my issues came from the fact I had non-stock weight distribution, due to bash plates etc.
Sounds like a line to me Simon. I can't imagine bash plates, a fridge and the other "normal" touring stuff materially affecting suspension performance to the point you'd need to complain.

Obviously the link left off would produce negative effects, but what else was problematic and subsequently attributed to your fit out? List? Rake? Under-dampened or under-sprung? Something else?

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I am also in perth looking to get the ome lift kit. Thanks for the heads up. Don't think we get many options for installers other than arb.



Maybe ill go to the wangara arb store instead and hope they don't stuff things up..



What was the pricing fully installed if you don't mind?

Got them down to $1870


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Re: Dobinson suspension

I thought it would be around $2100 but that's great price at $1870. I wonder if they could do it for even less if two of us booked in at the same time.

I'm not looking to getting it done to early January. But ill go in tomorrow to wangara and get some pricing and ask if they have done any wk2's before.
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Re: Dobinson suspension

Let me know how you go with Wangara tomorrow...I may be able to get the lift done earlier if they can do a package deal; let me know!

Are you looking to get the median or heavy duty springs? I've read others have gone the heavy duty springs to get the lift with skid plates but hopefully the ride isn't too harsh (as Wanderer stated previously).

The front end of our Jeep currently sags quite a bit and all Iíve got there are Chiefís recovery hooks. This could be due to early settling from Wilbinga. I also have the Chief sump protection plate but have not installed. ARB Osborne Park suggested going for the Bullbar front springs which assume a 50kg load which may lift the nose a bit higher.
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