Suspension Question...

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Suspension Question...

Post by mmac78 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:21 am

Hi guys,

I have a 2003 Jimny, recently changed all four tyres for an off-road variety. Now I've noticed more than ever that the suspension has become noticeably harder.

Do you have any recommendations as to a set of springs/shocks I could invest in to soak up some of the bumps :)

many thanks.
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by ScottieJ » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:23 am

What pressure are you running in the tyres? tyre pressure can play a huge roll in comfort with a light 4x4 and people often run their tyres with too much pressure.
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by mmac78 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:36 pm

tyre pressure was set by the tyre people a few weeks ago. I'll actually check later. I do remember it being very hard even on normal road tyres too funnily enough, people kept saying 'your suspension is fubarred' in nicer terms lol.
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by zook123 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:23 pm

My Jimny lacks comfort, when I had the tyres balanced they stuck nearly 40psi in the tyres, aired them down to around 20-25 depending on where I am and it's nicer now! haha
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by mmac78 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:45 pm

ok chaps, thanks for the feedback. I'll give it a go... I know it sounds a stupid question, but i'll give that a go later :)
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by zook123 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:13 pm

Nothing is a stupid question! :)
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by andyrew » Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:23 pm

my misses gave two people a lift last week and both said that
They think her suspension is broken on her jimny as its very bouncy and harsh.

I said its fine, just tell them that suzukis are crap.
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by 1066 Boy » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Recommended is 23 front, 26 rear. :salute:
Mine is normally unloaded and i fine 23 all round works well. :thumbup:
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by dan_2k_uk » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:40 pm

Bear in mind tyre pressures will vary by tyre type and size too. I find 18psi works well on the road for me on 33s.
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Re: Suspension Question...

Post by mmac78 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:44 pm

Thanks again for all the input. I checked the tyres tonight, they are 205/70 R15 and they had 41 PSi all around.... so swiftly dropped that down to 26 all around & the ride became a little bit more softer. Haven't checked the tyre pressures since I had the tyres fitted at my local tyre fitters so presumed they were correctly inflated.
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