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    Hi.

    I currently have Camil shocks installed on my Ranger in both the front and back. I am starting to experience a profound nose dive when braking.

    So what I am saying is that I am in the market for replacement shocks.
    The sad thing is that I have only done about 40k km on this set....

    What other options do exist in the Camil's price range?
    And if I go with another brand at a "standard" retailer do I have to get the torsion bars adjusted as they were turned when the Camils got fitted?

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    If Im not mistaken the camils can be serviced as in regassed and oiled?

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    Problem with Camil's are they adjustable. As far as I know you will have to replace coils aswell.
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    Just had a look and 99% sure your going to replace coils if you go a different route. Camil's or lots of $$$.
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    So you are saying because the Camils have a coil over shock design I will have to get replacement shocks and coils separately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baaswimpie View Post
    So you are saying because the Camils have a coil over shock design I will have to get replacement shocks and coils separately?
    Oh wait, you still have torsion bars? If you can refit them or if they still fitted you might be okay but not sure.

    On the T6 the Camil coil looks different than any other manufacturer. You cant fit any other shock with a Camil coil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barend D View Post
    Oh wait, you still have torsion bars? If you can refit them or if they still fitted you might be okay but not sure.

    On the T6 the Camil coil looks different than any other manufacturer. You cant fit any other shock with a Camil coil.
    I still have the torsion bars installed.
    So I only require the shocks?
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    Yes, they will most likely chuck the Camil coils if you opt for another brand.
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    Contact Camil first. They might replace them as they didn't last very long. They in your part of town aswell
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    I believe Gabriel's HDP shocks are also now available for the T6. Price wise that is another option to consider.
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    You will not be happy with "ordinary" shocks up front.
    The coil over from Camil is still the only and the cheapest option to stiffen up the front and to prevent nose dive.
    I suggest you let the Camils being checked by Piet Weideman, his service has always been superb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVM View Post
    I believe Gabriel's HDP shocks are also now available for the T6. Price wise that is another option to consider.

    I am due to replace shocks on my T6 2.2 Supercab now after 165k. I could not get any aftermarket "standard" shocks. I contacted Gabriel directly asking about the Safari's. They replied that it is not available yet. OEM is going to cost me just over R5k.

    Where did you hear about the HDP shocks?

    Thanks.

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    Daniek

    Sorry, I think I misunderstood the information i got, it appears that it is the Gabriel Safari's thats becoming available for the T6. According to the rep the part numbers for the Gabriel Safaris are G56290, G56291, G56276 and G56277 depending on the model you have. Apparently it is due for release from week 47, which is around the corner i think.

    I have not checked this with one of the outlets so let us know if you find out more.
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    I could not find out anything more. Ford will fit OEM with my service tomorrow

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    Contact Camil in Pretoria ...they replaced mine when they failed after 40k ...due to incorrect fitment. They now have over150k with a lot of heavy off-roading and still going strong. There is no way they should fail after 40k. Anyway nosediving is caused by suspension NOT shocks. You will prob find your torsion bars just need adjustment but it's worthwhile taking the vehicle to Camil to check on them and advise you

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    I had the vehicle checked by "Oom Piet" and team.
    He said there wasn't anything wrong.

    What else than shocks could be causing a "loose on the road" feeling?

    I am really inclined to fit another set even with them saying the shocks are fine.

    Thanks.
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    You can go back to the OEM setup - only shocks and torsion bars in front. But this will increase the nosedive.

    If I were you, I'd look for replacement torsion bars (something in the line of Ironman or Old man emu, procomp or calmini)

    This will work wonders if used together with the camil coil over shocks.

    But perhaps before you replace the torsion bars why not take it to someone that knows how to reset the torsions for you. (yes one can adjust torsion bars) My guess is that it was tampered with in the past (maybe when the camils was installed and now the setting is all haywire...

    Check first by measuring the body height at each front wheel. Measure form the bottom of the rim to the top of the wheel arch at the left hand side and the right hand side. Compare the measurements to each other. A difference will indicate that your ranger is higher at one side than the other. A smallish difference (less than 2.5cm) should not be worried about but if its in the region of 4 or 5 cm, you desperately need to have the torsions adjusted. Dont crank it up too much thinking you are gaining ground clearance as you will lose downward articulation of the front wheels.

    Torsions need to be under constant strain and my guess is that one is taking less strain than the other one - hence the nosedive.

    Hope this makes sense...
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    The height from the bottom of the rims to the wheel arch are still the same as what is was when I fitted the camils.

    I am in no mood to spend a huge amount amount of money on the aftermarket kit.

    What do you guys consider as a good alternative brand readily available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baaswimpie View Post
    The height from the bottom of the rims to the wheel arch are still the same as what is was when I fitted the camils.

    I am in no mood to spend a huge amount amount of money on the aftermarket kit.

    What do you guys consider as a good alternative brand readily available?
    People on here will think I'm being paid to say it as it's the brand I always recommend for everything.

    IronMan. Value for money and awesome after sale service. I love all their products and will support them as much I can.
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    I'm really enjoying my tough dog adjustables. Just did the shocks and left the rest standard. It takes less than a minute to adjust all four and the difference from a 1 off road setting and say a 5 that I use for everyday driving is huge.
    Any aftermarket shock is going to cost more than the OE which is probably a Monroe or Gabriel. Two of my originals failed at 25000km on My 3.2 4x4.

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