Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world





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    Default Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    Hi all

    Its time to replace springs and shocks on my D1 300tdi.

    I have read the posts on Terrafirmas on the forum. Mostly very old posts and some new. I still cannot come to a reasonable conclusion.

    Many had them fail on them, but many had Safariís fail on them. Some refuses to get OMEM shocks again, others donít like Iron man too much, others are happy with each one of these mentioned.

    I cannot afford the big brands, but I also donít want to be penny wise pound foolish. True the saying ďgoedkoop koop is duur koop.Ē
    Terrafirmas are great price. Are they so bad, with so many comebacks, short lifespan or are they great for the price and will perform as good as many of the more expensive suspensions?

    I have seen reveiws on youtube where the Old man emos canít outperform them.

    I will do a lot of town driving but when I do a trip I want to have peace of mind. Trips will not be rocks and heavy 4x4 mountain climbing etc. It will be the sandy roads of Bots, Kalahari, Caprivi and hopefully Angola. So corrugated roads as well. Will the terrafirmas disappoint? Will they not be enough? Should I go more expensive?

    another question. How are the Terrafirma coil springs? Are they good quality?

    Watching your advice.
    Thank you all

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    Default Re: Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    I had very good service, ride, load carrying capacity from a set of terrafirma 50mm raised springs and shocs on a D1.

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    Default Re: Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    Monroe shocks are OEM plus some OEM coils are still pretty good.

    Maybe look for a heavier duty option.

    My Defender is on OEM but heavy duty and I'm very happy.
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    Default Re: Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    If you get Terrafirma, make sure they are mounted correctly. There is an explanatory pdf. on the Terrafirma website specific to vehicle type. Follow the proper instructions and you should be fine.
    Last edited by QuintinC; 2020/01/12 at 07:44 PM.

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    Thank you all. Will checkout your advice. Appreciate your comments.

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    I thought OEM shocks were BOGE.

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    Default Re: Terrafirma shocks and springs vs the world

    On the Defender it is, I might be wrong on Discoveries.
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