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G'Day all,

I have spoken to Offroad Boss in Queensland Australia and sent a whole heap of photos of the front struts and rear shocks. Also sent through a few photos of the good work that has been achieved on this site in lifting the Sporty's. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> They are pretty confident at this stage from the photos that they can do something to help us out. They were also very surprised about the travel that can be achieved. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

Fingers crossed we may have adjustable dampening longer front struts and rear shocks without the problem dust cover for the rear.

I will keep you all updated as I am going to be the guinea pig on this. I need to replace the suspension on my sporty and the front struts are passed there use by date as well.

Cheers, Chris


Hi all,

finally an update on the adjusable Coil over struts from OFF ROAD BOSS. The news at the moment is not that good. Here is what I recieved off Rob from OFF ROAD BOSS.

Hi Chris, well we may have hit a bit of a problem. Sai has machined up the part, but the problem is our shock seats the spring a fair way up the body, which means once its mounted to your forks, there is heaps of lift from the word go. We can't get the spring seat any lower than 95mm above the original position. Looking at the pictures of where it mounts to the lower control arm, there will be a bit of a ratio factor, so we may end up with more lift than this. I assume this is too high, and may cause problems. Let me know what you think. Unfortunately I don't know if we have many options with this one, but we'll see how we go.
Thanks again,
Rob

I spoke to Rob this afternoon and they are looking at another way to attach their Coil over shock to the lower arm. Hopefully they will be able to reduce the overall height to a usable one. With the part they have machined up it will lift the assembly over 4 inches pushing the assembly past the useable cycle and height they we have to use.

I will update you again when I here more. hopefully it will be more positive.


97 Sporty, snorkel, K&N filter,chipped, ext forks, 40mm Dob Springs, KYB struts, 35mm Jeep TJ Springs, RAV 4 OME shocks, Kaiser Locker 5.38 R&P's, 1&3/8 body lift, 245/75 R16 D674's Sports steering wheel, bullbar, extractors & 2 1/4 exhaust engineered.