Pedders Suspension Advice

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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby tiny101 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:14 pm

hi there i"ve just put on my car a 2inch lift springs only now i"am looking at getting some Shock Absorbers but i don"t know what to go for gas or foam cell can anyone please tell me the deference between them
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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby NickJ » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:52 am

Don't want to sound silly but one uses foam inside and the other uses gas.

I have Pedders foam on the back of mine and they are firm but heaps better than the worn out old OEM shocks.

Not a bad shock the Pedders.

Here's some better info..

Large bore shock absorbers like Pedders Gas-charged Trak Ryder shock absorbers feature a large 35mm bore, heavy-duty twin-tube construction and heavy duty mountings, Trak Ryder gas shocks keep heavy 4WD lift kit suspension systems under control and maintain a comfortable ride and precise handling.

For harsh and unrelenting conditions, Foam Cell Trak Ryder shock absorbers are the ideal choice. The foam cell technology virtually prevents shock fade (the mixture of oil and air inside a shock that dramatically reduces their performance). Foam Cell Trak Ryder shocks have a huge 41mm bore that further minimises fade and also allows more precise valve settings for unrivalled performance without compromising comfort. Pedders Foam Cell Trak Ryder shocks make for a great enhancment to any 4WD suspension lift kit.


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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby Duke » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:17 pm

Go for the gas shocks unless you carry a permanent heavy load in the back of your car.
I have foam cells in the rear, and have LPG, rear wheel carrier, drawers and fridge slide permanently in the car and still believe the foam cells are too firm/harsh for the car. If I was to do it again, I'd go for gas shocks with air bags to assist when loaded up.

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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby Jarh73 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:58 pm

I don't know for a fact 100% but the Pedders fronts struts for the Pathfinder are very likely KYB units.

I can't say too much but Pedders do source some of there products from KYB especially for the Japanese vehicles.

I'm lead to beleive that they do have them made to their own specifications in terms of dampening rates, compression and rebound.

Something to keep in mind if you are shopping around on price alone.

Otherwise i have nothing bad to say about pedders having had them on various 70's model holdens and on my 1997 honda integra.

I went with KYB for my pathfinder simple because they were great value for money and i could install them myself.

And i wasn't looking to raise the suspension.

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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby carl79 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:47 pm

I have had KYB shocks fitted to my car for just over 2 years with a 2inch lift and they have been great.
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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby prdreilly » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:52 pm

My biggest conssern is knocking sound (very very loud) when wheels “run out of road” and they drop in a hole as wheel down travel is reduced to only 50-60mm. Is it normal? How to increase down travel?


Yes, I have noticed this too, just going over a speed bump too fast can cause an almight thump in the front end as you run out of travel. I imagine it is a function of the lift, just means that the amount of downward travel is limited and so it is not hard to find the limit. Just have to remember to drive slower over big humps!

Downward travel can't really be increased, as that would require the drive shafts to be able to operate on a greater angle than designed.

Reagarding the Gas versus Foam rear shocks mentioned in earlier posts, I probably agree the Foam is a bit stiff, but with the weight of the LPG tank, I'd probably go with the foam again, but without that extra weight, then definately, the gas shocks.
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Re: Pedders Suspension Advice

Postby NickJ » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:40 pm

Kenny

I just completed my Pedders setup with some new struts (Pedders only do gas front struts) and I also got +40mm front springs. The ride is firm, but I rn my tyres at 40-42psi on the road so not much different. It certainly handles much better now, just hope the front tyre wear (scolloping) stops now.

The struts are $552 and the springs are $230 supply only.


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