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    FWTK good suspension joint for car

    Hi people.
    can anyone recommend a good suspension joint south of the river?
    jsut replaced rear tyres on VZ ute because. one is badly screwed on the inside while the other is not too bad so something going on there.
    thanks

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    [QUOTE=forunna;3379233]Hi people.
    can anyone recommend a good suspension joint south of the river?
    jsut replaced rear tyres on VZ ute because. one is badly screwed on the inside while the other is not too bad so something going on there.
    thanks[/QUOTE Phildo

    Would have thought they'd be solid rear axles though.
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    [QUOTE=Crobbo;3379238]
    Quote Originally Posted by forunna View Post
    Hi people.
    can anyone recommend a good suspension joint south of the river?
    jsut replaced rear tyres on VZ ute because. one is badly screwed on the inside while the other is not too bad so something going on there.
    thanks[/QUOTE Phildo

    Would have thought they'd be solid rear axles though.
    nup. IRS

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    Car suspension has rubber bushes. Rubber wears out and perishes over time and with use. With worn rubber bushes (ie control arm bushes), the metal arms (ie control arms) move around a bit and cause camber wear (ie wear on one side of the tyre).
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    VZ ute has independent rear suspension. Commodores are known for rear tyre camber wear.

    Aside from Pedders branches, there are various specialised suspension workshops.

    Wilkinson Suspension (Bayswater)
    WA Suspensions (Osborne Park)
    Malaga Suspension
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    Commodore vs Falcon ute

    Commodore has independent rear suspension, which is more comfortable and has better handling. Holden pitched that ute at the recreational market.

    The Ford Falcon ute has the boring old-fashioned leaf-spring back end. Not as good for handling and cornering as independent rear suspension, but a leaf-spring back end can carry much more weight. Hence, the Falcon ute was aimed for the commercial market because of the carrying capacity.

    The Commodore ute body is also all one piece, whereas the Falcon ute has a separate cabin and tray. This means that the tub tray can be removed and replaced with a flat aluminium tray (eg courier use, where the sides drop down and you can put a pallet on the back with a forklift).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    VZ ute has independent rear suspension. Commodores are known for rear tyre camber wear.

    Aside from Pedders branches, there are various specialised suspension workshops.

    Wilkinson Suspension (Bayswater)
    WA Suspensions (Osborne Park)
    Malaga Suspension
    thanks Phildo. hoping to stay south but may have to go up to WA suspensions.

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    Do the Holden diffs still need that factory 'super oil additive' to stop plate clatter?

    Commodes have a kit to sort out the camber issue on the rears.....as do old model falcons to compensate for the ridiculous geometry used on the front suspensions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    If you haven't done so recently, replace the diff oil. No-one thinks to do the diff oil. I use Penrite Pro Gear 80-140.
    Good idea. I havent done that. thanks
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    I had a Superpro adjustable Camber kit installed by WA Suspensions in my VZ ute. No more inner tyre issues since
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    Another vote for WA suspensions, make the trip.

    Note that I could be seen as biased as they are a customer of mine, however, they earn't my recommendation long before they became a customer with all the good work they did on my 1986 Mits sigma show car.
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    +1 WA Suspension.
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    OK. seems I have my answer then. I will make the effort to get up to WA suspensions.
    thanks people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Cat View Post
    Another vote for WA suspensions, make the trip.
    +2 For WAS Years ago when I had my F100's they were the only ones that could get the wheel alignment correct and made my 1st one (a SWB 4WD) handle much better
    They also were the only one that was interested in chasing up an Eibach spring for when I got the 900RR shock rebuilt for my BB
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    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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