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Thread: New +2" Shocks from Terrafirma

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_gary View Post
    I'm seriously looking at the TF adjustable ones. I wish I could find a local supplier at the right sort of price. I can get them from a couple of UK stores for around $450 for the set delivered. Buying locally the best I have found is around $750
    Have you tried British Offroad on the Sunshine Coast? Be interested to see what they quote.
    I'm considering Tough Dogs myself but haven't priced them yet.

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    DiscoMick

    I'll give them a call tomorrow.
    Gary

    1996 p38a HSE
    2" lift, Gen3 bags, adjustable Off Road Boss shocks, adjustable panhard rod, adjustable sway bar disconnects, EAS bypass, Ashcroft ATB F&R, 255/55/18 Toyo Proxes ST for road & 265/75/16 Maxxis Big Horns for off road :)

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    Kiethy I've found the same thing with the 144/145s - mine is 2.5 tonne exactly and they're still too firm.

    I'm pretty sure I'll go the boss adjustables, but a friend who has a delica (similar weight to a p38) has had the tough dog adjustable for a few years and they are fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benji View Post
    Kiethy I've found the same thing with the 144/145s - mine is 2.5 tonne exactly and they're still too firm.

    I'm pretty sure I'll go the boss adjustables, but a friend who has a delica (similar weight to a p38) has had the tough dog adjustable for a few years and they are fantastic.

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    Yes, they're the Tough Dogs I'm attracted to, but it will have to wait until next year when I have done some other things and saved some money.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers.

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    I did not know about the new terrafirma's so thanks for that!

    Currently my range is stripped down to the bones and I am considering going the extra mile by lifting the body from the chassis and replace all the air lines and small stuff like that while I'm at it. I also want to look into the lift part since I already have the arnott gen III's installed. Just waiting for someone on this forum to get that HRA kit out

    Back on the topic of terrafirma's, apart from them beeing firm, how do they handle currogations? I've read around that the KONI RAID's are the best one van get for the defender, but alas not for the P38. How do they stack up? I might consider the TF adjustables of they are tough enough.

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    Pascal

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    They are on order! I finished up ordering from Lifestyle 4x4 here in Perth who are a sponsor of Team W4 Land Rover club. After explaining that the shocks were available for arond $450 for the set delivered to home, Steve took on board the challenge and rang his supplier. I'm not sure what was said but the price dropped close enough to the UK price that I ordered them.
    Delivery should be later this week so maybe even get them fitted them over the weekend . Once fitted I will of course provide an update.
    Gary

    1996 p38a HSE
    2" lift, Gen3 bags, adjustable Off Road Boss shocks, adjustable panhard rod, adjustable sway bar disconnects, EAS bypass, Ashcroft ATB F&R, 255/55/18 Toyo Proxes ST for road & 265/75/16 Maxxis Big Horns for off road :)

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    I just went over to a local 4x4 shop, the largest dutch importer of all-makes, and the list price for these shocks are 82 euros a piece. I'm pretty sure I can get a deal on them if I buy more.

    So, here's hoping the HRA lift kit will be shipping soon! Anyone have them fitted yet?

    -P

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    OK first impressions. They look good, large dial to adjust settings (as opposed to the small knurled dial on the Off Road Bosses). First road test - keep in mind I do have a 2" lift and all testing is done at highway height.
    Setting 1. Very soft. But absorbs bumps beautifully.
    Setting 2. I think this will be my preferred off road setting. Absorbs bumps but still allows quite a lot of roll in corners so not so good for the open road.
    Setting 3. Firm but still supple enough to absorb the Australian bumps and small potholes in the local roads. I will be using this for my day to day driving.
    Setting 4. Maybe I'm just getting old but this was just too hard to be practical on our roads. On the autobahns through Germany or up and down the M1 it would be ideal but here for me just a bit too firm. On the plus side though cornering is much flatter and direct. Not quite the feeling of bump stops but still too firm for my old bones.
    So in summary after 30 minutes of testing I like them. In fairness though the old shocks were stuffed after 6 years of usage.
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    Gary

    1996 p38a HSE
    2" lift, Gen3 bags, adjustable Off Road Boss shocks, adjustable panhard rod, adjustable sway bar disconnects, EAS bypass, Ashcroft ATB F&R, 255/55/18 Toyo Proxes ST for road & 265/75/16 Maxxis Big Horns for off road :)

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    I have also ordered and begun to install the new Terrafirma's. I am running into a bit of a problem when mounting them though.

    As can be seen in the picture Gary provided there are 2 rubber grommets that are held in place by 4 rings, one each side. The nu that is supplied is hand tight on the shock (it's underneath the black cap in the picture) from the factory. However, there is not free space between the parts and the nut just holds on a couple of turns on the thread. When I mount them with the 2 centre metal rings in place there is no way I can get the nut on the thread.

    Now, afaik the "cups" the shocks fit into are supposed to just hold the rubber grommet and the metal rings is not needed, or is it?

    How am I supposed to mount these things? and how much force should be used to tighten the nut since the rubber will deform quite happily

    Thanks!

    -P

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    I've just fitted a set of these and they do look the business, I also couldn't work out how to get all the rubbers and washers to fit, I just ended up leaving off the inside washer, you can just about get the nut to start then, seems to work fine.

    I had the older terrafirma +2 shocks, they have a much longer thread to allow fitting off all the washers, side by side there is obviously no way it will all fit on the new ones.
    P38 Range Rover , the best car in the world, when it's working

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