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Old 26-12-2014, 10:03 AM
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Chucked mine in the other day. Really smooth shocks, very happy at the moment. If the last then I'm on a winner, and as others have said - they are massive.
Was worried about going away from the Koni 88's as they have been so good but these are just as comfortable.
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How would these rate against the new OME sports.
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Cant compare to OME but they are feeling like a much better ride than EFS. Heading out to kenilworth today to do a little more " testing "
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Putting them on mine soon!
I've had the std Ironman Foam Cells for the last 2 years and they are going great but only done about 15,000km on them. Have given them a hard time too, the dirt roads/tracks around here are as rough as guts.

As for reviews the Pro's are said to be valved very differently than the std foam cells but give a great ride. I know of a couple who run them in their comp trucks (Patrols) and they love em! Fat Big bore, big shaft, huge capacity.
Ironman say the Pro's have the best quality of everything in them (seals, valving, shims, oil, 3mm thick tubes etc etc) and are rebuildable and adjustable. Up to 8" lift lengths too for Patrols and Cruisers.
Well priced too from around $220 each

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When you mention adjustable, are you able to purchase different shim stacks for these? They are not externally adjustable are they? Sounds like they are fairly comfortable with stock valving anyway, but would be good to have the option to try different valving if required.
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Cant compare to OME but they are feeling like a much better ride than EFS. Heading out to kenilworth today to do a little more " testing "

How'd the testing go out kenilworth? Are they a comfortable ride?
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Replacement shims will be available in a month
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so how are they running everyone? still happy? is a hard choice between the serious sized buggers and mono's
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so how are they running everyone? still happy? is a hard choice between the serious sized buggers and mono's
Had them since the day of release and still love them... Been up the beach multiple times and to many 4wd parks, handle wonderfully.. 15,000 kms in so far

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Just got back from a 3 week 5300km trip taking in the high country fully loaded and they have been unreal. Couldn't recommend them highly enough at this stage.
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hey TysGu, they have been great, purchased 250-400kg set up as i have rear draws and plans for winch bar...possibly rear bar. They handled the bitumen really well and flexed up great as soon as i hit the tracks.... very early days but very happy so far.
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Has anyone given them a good workout over heavy corrugations for long periods of time?
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You guys arent making the decision any easier. As above, anyone done 12hrs straight on heavy corrugation? We've done 12 on the tough dogs and they were managable but you had to DRIVE the whole 12hrs.
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You guys arent making the decision any easier. As above, anyone done 12hrs straight on heavy corrugation? We've done 12 on the tough dogs and they were managable but you had to DRIVE the whole 12hrs.
Tough dog 45mm adjustables ?
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Nah mate. Just the standard tough dogs. I could feel the fade but had to drive through it because of deadlines.
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When you mention adjustable, are you able to purchase different shim stacks for these? They are not externally adjustable are they? Sounds like they are fairly comfortable with stock valving anyway, but would be good to have the option to try different valving if required.
Sorry, height adjustable on selected makes and models ie: dual cab front struts etc. Not adjustable on Patrols and cruisers etc
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Has anyone given them a good workout over heavy corrugations for long periods of time?
I did during testing mate - across the Fink Race Track and the Simpson desert. We drove 3x Ironman 4x4 vehicles kitted out with Foam Cell Pro across the desert along with the GU which had the standard Foam Cell shocks as did the Hilux.

The GU was by far the most comfortable ride - though it was helped by getting to ride shotgun with Penny Wells :P . But in all seriousness this was due to it and the Prado 150 being the only vehicles with rear coils, and being coils on the front as well, it beat out the Prado.

The GU did manage to verge on 115 degrees centigrade at one point and that's where you'll start to feel some fade from the shocks. BUT if it had been running the Foam Cell Pros I have all confidences that it would have been 30 degrees cooler (based off the GVM upgraded 79 series dual cab's temperatures) and wouldn't have been near fading.

On the trip we were driving 16 hours a day, often across corrugations, and at other times like through the fink and the simpson itself over whoops. We did 7 solid days of driving, leaving from Melbourne and driving up and doing the Simpson and Fink from the West heading East.

External temps during the trip were around the mid 40s across the days and not a lot cooler overnight.

Now saying that, I'm of course going to be bias, but it does give you an idea of the testing they endured. I'd have all confidence that you'd be able to drive extended hours on corrugations without fade.

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Has anyone given them a good workout over heavy corrugations for long periods of time?
Had mine in 4 mths now. Did most of the SA/Vic Border Track a couple of weeks ago which has heaps of woopty do's. Normally would have to go slower but was able to maintain a faster speed with the Pro valving and bigger bore etc etc.
Cant comment on long haul corrugations yet but what Matt from Ironman has said should give you a good indication
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I finally chose a set of these last week. Ordered from Zordo after he kindly took me for a run in his cruiser, and I picked them up the next day.
Gave them a good test run over the weekend through the bush between Dayboro and Woodford and so far so good. My patrol has never riden and handled as comfortable as it is now. I compared and tested a lot of the more expensive options and these were the pick of them all for my set up, and also a lot cheaper.
I definitely recommend Zordo for great service and advice.
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Still happy with these? Think i might order some 6 inch of these from zordo tomorrow for the rear.
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