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    Has anyone here had to replace the shocks on a Pathfinder?
    (Without going overboard and fitting new coils / full suspension etc...)

    Where can I source a good set of aftermarket shocks without breaking the bank?

    I towed the boat on 2 occasions over the Easter break and also had the same experience with our small Venter, the ride feels like riding the swells at Vidal....
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    Unfortunately not - went straight to Iron Man.

    Apart from the lift and off-road advantage of the Iron Man, it tows a lot better, and does not have the typical sagging at the back of original shocks.

    I might be wrong here, but I don't think that the price difference between replacement shocks and full Iron Man is that much.
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    I fitted Rancho 9000XL on my Navara. You can set the stiffness of the shocks by turning a little knob. It has 9 different settings. And it is not a gimmick, it really works.

    I think the shocks set me back about R6500, including fitment and alignment. This was November/December last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar View Post
    I fitted Rancho 9000XL on my Navara. You can set the stiffness of the shocks by turning a little knob. It has 9 different settings. And it is not a gimmick, it really works.

    I think the shocks set me back about R6500, including fitment and alignment. This was November/December last year.
    Problem is that the Navara and Pathfinder uses different shocks. Yes, the front suspensions is different too.

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    I fitted air bags inside the rear coils. It cost me R3500. I tow a heavy explorer caravan. These airbags allow me to tow without sag at the rear.
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    Already fitted the airbags... makes a big difference.

    Here is the response from Ironman:

    Good morning Jurgen

    Thank you for your enquiry!

    Unfortunately we have discontinued our Nissan Pathfinder suspension kits and individual parts.

    Kind regards

    Lee-Anne Lee
    Sales Representative
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    Hi All,

    I'm sure the Pathfinder uses the same front shock as the Navara and we keep stock of Navara shocks, as well as a 2" up shock with a raised spring seat
    But the rear shock will not be the same.

    Jurgen10, I would like to have a look at your vehicle

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    Look, if you just want shocks and nothing else, why not try Koni? I was very impressed with them (had them on the Jeep) No fancy gimmicks, just good quality shocks. It wont stiff up the rear suspension (coils will)

    Koni was only a couple of 100 rands (2 or 3 hundred) more expensive than the el-cheapos anyway.

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    So far I got a quote for Koni's and Bilstein's... still waiting for feedback from another supplier.

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    i think i still have my shocks when i replaced with OME will scratch for them if you are interested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfjob View Post
    i think i still have my shocks when i replaced with OME will scratch for them if you are interested?

    Thank you for the offer , I'll send you a PM to discuss further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navigator View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm sure the Pathfinder uses the same front shock as the Navara and we keep stock of Navara shocks, as well as a 2" up shock with a raised spring seat
    But the rear shock will not be the same.

    Jurgen10, I would like to have a look at your vehicle
    I thought so too, until I wanted to order. Was told by supplier they are not the same.

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    Gabriel safari hads a range available. High pressure gas. Front is adjustable with a clip to 60mm. Rear is not adjustable.

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    Will check if i have the part numbers. Fitted them last year

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    Gs56260 front. Gs46010 rear if i remember correctly. Around 4000 for the 4

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    Fortunately / Unfortunately Murphy gas intervened and forced me to buy a new battery so the shocks will have to wait for another month .

    The quotes I got so far :

    Rear shocks:
    Bilstein @ R1500 per shock
    Monroe Gas Magnums @ R2000 each - Fitted
    Koni @ R1200 each

    Front:
    Bilstein @ R2050 per shock
    Koni @ R1150 each

    Have not yet found a supplier for the Gabriel's.
    My local Midas claims that they do not sell or stock the part numbers.
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    Check the Gabriel website. If think they list the agents there.

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    Ordered and paid for a set of Bilstein's for the rear end this morning at 8:20AM , got delivered before 11:00 AM...

    Very good service from Imcomex, thank you Gavin & Ted.

    Will be fitting them over the weekend...
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    Replaced the old (still original nissan ) shocks with the bilsteins.

    The old shocks where done...finished...klaar... I was able to compress them with one hand... so the new bilsteins made quite a difference.

    Especially when towing.

    A word of advice... remove the wheels if you are going to try and DIY.
    There is just too litle space underneath the pathy, no space to get levarage.

    The full independant suspension does not make for a quick swop as you would be able to do with solid axles... now for the front end.
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