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    Default How do you know you Triton's shocks are shot?

    So my Triton is a bit of a los gat when not loaded. That coupled with the prior knowledge of the dodgy imported shocks imparted by the forum members leads me to believe my Triton needs a new set...

    During parking maneuvers even when moving really slow if I step on the brakes there a little bit of a rocking motion something like forward - back - forward. Does anybody else's Triton do the same or do I really need to replace my shocks?

    Its done about 68 000km now.
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    Cobus...

    I'm scared of my Triton with the standard suspension!!!

    Myne is just as bad, but I also still have the original import shocks on my Triton. The vehicle went for it's 100k km service today....

    I'm thinking Koni... Just waiting to hear from NerdBakkie....
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    Ek lees 'n paar mal per dag die updates op die suspension threat...

    Sal maar 'n plan moet maak - die bakkie sweef soos 'n skip!
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    Hey guy's i have a Pajero and not sure if my shocks are gone too as when braking the front shakes alot,thought it was balancing but just put two new tyres on and did the balancing.Has anyone heard of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berta View Post
    Hey guy's i have a Pajero and not sure if my shocks are gone too as when braking the front shakes alot,thought it was balancing but just put two new tyres on and did the balancing.Has anyone heard of this.
    ja, you may get a vibration or shaking when braking if your brake discs are warped.
    warn shocks have tale tail sighns like the vehicle fish tailing all over the road or the wheels hopping up and down when going over pumps or even poorly worn tyres or extremely noisy tires from uneven wear

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    posting my shocks/coils update on the other thread for the sake of continuity

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    So I had my shocks tested on a machine this morning and according to the oke doing the test they were completely shot.

    I replaced them with monroe gas shocks - R3.3k including wheel allignment.

    So far I'm quite pleased

    I haven't put them through their paces yet, but that irretating floating feeling is gone! Yay! The body movements now seem more controlled.

    I'll update this threat again once I've had a chance to test them properly.

    I got a qoute for OME as well but the R7.7k price seemed a bit too steep considering the monroe's go for R3k.

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    Testing a shock while still part of the suspension is a waste of time all the places will tell you they are finished ,expecialy on heavy duty suspensions like 4X4 .You idealy need to remove the shock to test it. Many years ago I had a Monza CLI 16v I had the shocks changed at about 80k for Gabriel Gass rider, the ride was terrible so went to a diffent place to have the new shocks "tested" they are shott was the salesman response! The shocks were fine but not the correct ones for the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12richardk View Post
    Testing a shock while still part of the suspension is a waste of time all the places will tell you they are finished ,expecialy on heavy duty suspensions like 4X4 .You idealy need to remove the shock to test it. Many years ago I had a Monza CLI 16v I had the shocks changed at about 80k for Gabriel Gass rider, the ride was terrible so went to a diffent place to have the new shocks "tested" they are shott was the salesman response! The shocks were fine but not the correct ones for the car.
    Yes their machine tests the reaction of the whole suspension system to the inputs they give. I knew my shocks was shot before the test. I did the test just for the sake of doing the test!

    Anyway the proof is in the pudding and the pudding is tasting mightly fine at the moment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.8TDI View Post
    I replaced them with monroe gas shocks - R3.3k including wheel allignment.
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    (not that i am questioning you)... but i was told (by numerous people) that Monroe were not making shocks for the Triton

    I was searching in October and November and even the Monroe rep's indicated that they did not manufacture them.

    Obviously they have just released them? Where did you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdBakkie View Post
    (not that i am questioning you)... but i was told (by numerous people) that Monroe were not making shocks for the Triton

    I was searching in October and November and even the Monroe rep's indicated that they did not manufacture them.

    Obviously they have just released them? Where did you get them?
    I went to Hi-Q Centurion first. They did the shock "test". The salesmen told me sorry no aftermarket shocks for the Triton - only at the dealers .

    Just around the corner I popped into supa quick. Just asked for replacement shocks for the Triton. The salesmen phone someone and told me he can get monroes but only the fronts - I'll have to wait till next year for the rears. I wanted to do all four at the same time so left with the idea that I can wait till January... Qoute R3240 including wheel alignment.

    I drove to Menlyn just to cast my net a bit wider.

    Stopped at Exhaust & Tyre City Garsfontein Road. Asked for a quote; the guy told me they did two Tritons in the last week and its a 4 hr job. He can get all four shocks in 2 hours. I handed over the keys and picked the Triton up 4 hrs later - 4 new shocks and somme new front brake pads as well! Very happy with their service!

    Maybe they are new!? Even my ABS sensor cable is fitted properly!
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    Pics of the shocks fitted
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    The only people that can test the shock for you are the manufactures. All the others are a hit and miss.Some times they get it right , and sometimes they dont.
    I had my shocks replaced by a member here in Stikland at 10am. At 2pm i went to another member to have some body armour fitted and was told my shocks are shot. I had the boxes still lying on the front seat. So there you go......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.8TDI View Post
    Even my ABS sensor cable is fitted properly!
    ha ha ha
    *&%@*%[email protected] Obviously i'm not gonna live this down huh?... Damn, should have posted in a new thread and hoped that everyone would forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdBakkie View Post
    ha ha ha
    *&%@*%[email protected] Obviously i'm not gonna live this down huh?... Damn, should have posted in a new thread and hoped that everyone would forget.


    Well had it not been for your experience I would probably not have paid too much attention to it.
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    Hope you get good service out of your new shocks, glad that so far they are meeting your expectations.

    What I do notice in the front is that there is no option to adjust the height. This could also be one of the reasons for the excellent price?

    On the TJM gold series, one can fit collars to adjust the height. You do hoever pay for this feature though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.8TDI View Post
    I went to Hi-Q Centurion first. They did the shock "test". The salesmen told me sorry no aftermarket shocks for the Triton - only at the dealers .

    Just around the corner I popped into supa quick. Just asked for replacement shocks for the Triton. The salesmen phone someone and told me he can get monroes but only the fronts - I'll have to wait till next year for the rears. I wanted to do all four at the same time so left with the idea that I can wait till January... Qoute R3240 including wheel alignment.

    I drove to Menlyn just to cast my net a bit wider.

    Stopped at Exhaust & Tyre City Garsfontein Road. Asked for a quote; the guy told me they did two Tritons in the last week and its a 4 hr job. He can get all four shocks in 2 hours. I handed over the keys and picked the Triton up 4 hrs later - 4 new shocks and somme new front brake pads as well! Very happy with their service!

    Maybe they are new!? Even my ABS sensor cable is fitted properly!
    Serious Cobus, no jokes I was also told that Monroe did not manufacture shocks for the Tritons.

    So those are Monroes that you had fitted? They are so nicely yellow How much did you pay for them? I'm going there very very soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico.Swart View Post
    Serious Cobus, no jokes I was also told that Monroe did not manufacture shocks for the Tritons.

    So those are Monroes that you had fitted? They are so nicely yellow How much did you pay for them? I'm going there very very soon.
    R3k and R300 for alignment!

    Yep the colour is a bonus!
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    Exhaust & Tyre City Tel no: 012 348 8384.

    Speak to Justin van Biljon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus2.8TDI View Post
    Exhaust & Tyre City Tel no: 012 348 8384.

    Speak to Justin van Biljon.
    Thanx I'll be there early in the next year!!! This is great news.
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