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Could someone give me some insight on the use of coilover, bypass, or any other modification for a 460 swb suspension. I've done many searches and only seem to find oem bilstein shocks.
 

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i run bilstein oem no problem. are you looking for more travel/articualtion?
you could also go with some bilstein 7100's and get them valved the way you want.
 

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I appreciate the help. I'm more interested in finding out what size diameter, length compressed & uncompressed shock would fit in the original space. And if any competitive shocks have been used by others.
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I believe Harald runs Black Diamond shocks in one of his G's.

http://www.4x4abc.com/vehicles/280GE.html

Chuque's site says that G-Zilla's got Rancho 9000's in the back and Black Diamond's in the front.

http://www.clubgwagen.com/extreme/index.htm
 

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aggragated - 2/19/2005 12:14 AM

Could someone give me some insight on the use of coilover, bypass, or any other modification for a 460 swb suspension. I've done many searches and only seem to find oem bilstein shocks.
Try a search on this forum - you will find loads of info concerning the suspension of a 460 SWB...
 

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looking for longer travel? if you wanted longer travel shocks and get them valved however you want for rebound and compression, you could call shane at bilstein(california). give him these part numbers,b46-0504 & b46-0514, he could set you up with longer travel. as for other shocks? other than old man emu, all the guys i wheel with have tried different shock/spring combos, and now currently run else bilstein 7100 or old man emu. old man emu, mainly due to the fact that they make direct lift spring/shock comdos for land rovers.
as for coilovers, you would more than likely need to make new mounts, so the shock would be perpindicular to the axle.
 

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After searching deeper I found what I was looking for.
Some company has designed a spring seat adapter to be used in conjuction with a coilover shock. A cnc milled plate which can be bolted or welded on to the top and bottom seat positions. Using a coilover would allow the use of two different coils together softer on the bottom for bumps and stiffer at the top for jumps .The stiffer top coil adds the height and acts as the bump stop. This will increase the flexiblity and improve all around performance on and off road. Having a mechanical engineer in the family, who runs a machine shop will hopefully help in my efforts .
Thanxs for the earlier feedback
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JUMPING?

several people here have bent their axle tube jumping... you need to jump your truck?... but i do understand the advantage of having a progressive system for preventing harsh bottom out... a system designed to do that might have prevented axle tubes bending.
 

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The right suspension and wheels combo are the key to saving a axle, that and some preventative maintainence when it comes to the tie rods, bushings, and joints. I don't plan on seriously abusing my G but, "all work and no play can make a G a dull toy".
 

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I don't consider it abuse when you use something for which it was intended for. And I never owned a vehicle which ever needed as little improving upon as the G. "This ain't no trophy wife and I ain't wear'in no beard"
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