Koni 82s or 88s to update my old 82s with 260,000Ks on them - Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum
Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum, Photos, Directory

 


Go Back   Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum > General Technical Discussions > Suspension and Steering

Patrol4x4.com is the premier Nissan Patrol Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-12-2016, 10:24 AM
Phildo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Victoria
Posts: 175
Thanks: 169
Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Garage
Default Koni 82s or 88s to update my old 82s with 260,000Ks on them

My current Koni 82's ('03 GU 2" Kings spring lift and Firestone Coil Rite rear airbags) have just clocked over 260,000kms all across Oz on my GQ then GU over the last 15 years - with one rebuild in 2004.

They now require a rebuild but I'm considering new ones instead.

We used to pull a 1T OR camper trailer but now have a 2.5-3t OR van when we get out back.

Have usual Bull Bar, winch, full length roof rack and usually only an Engel in the back when we travel.

Most of our time is spent in inner Melboring in stop start traffic in suburbs with zillions of speed humps. OR travel will be on anything from the bitumen to travelling the Gibb, Tanami etc again.

I've read that the 88's are better for corrugations but that they may feel more floaty around town.

Comments please?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 17-12-2016, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Darwin,NT
Posts: 1,977
Thanks: 147
Thanked 133 Times in 86 Posts
Default

You'll probably find that with the type of driving you do,everything, that whatever you end up getting will disappoint in some respect for one or more applications.
__________________
2.8GU,2in lift,Snorkel,Donator Chip, 285maxxst's, 3inch scottsrod exhaust.

"I bought a welder because of tigerz" anon
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to razor2000 For This Useful Post:
Phildo (17-12-2016)
  #3  
Old 17-12-2016, 11:01 AM
GeoffA's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Western Melbourne
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 94
Thanked 181 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
I've read that the 88's are better for corrugations but that they may feel more floaty around town.
That's it, in a nut shell.

I went from 82's to 88's a few years ago.
I much prefer the 88's, but I've found the fronts are too floaty on the highway at full soft. Half-way on the adjustment suits me much better.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GeoffA For This Useful Post:
Phildo (17-12-2016)
  #4  
Old 17-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tamworth NSW
Posts: 139
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Default

I tow a 3 ton van I like the 82's
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to doc_jonez For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #5  
Old 17-12-2016, 03:43 PM
RickGQ's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Somewhere in Spacetime
Posts: 296
Thanks: 72
Thanked 72 Times in 51 Posts
Default

For me, the 88's seem a bit floaty on the highway and too harsh on corrugations. I'm no expert but perhaps there's too much difference between the low and high speed valving.
The 88's look tougher than the 82's if that counts for anything.
I reckon if you've been happy with the 82's then save your $$$ and get 82's again.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RickGQ For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #6  
Old 17-12-2016, 05:39 PM
GeoffA's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Western Melbourne
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 94
Thanked 181 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickGQ View Post
......
The 88's look tougher than the 82's if that counts for anything.
......
???

They look exactly the same.....
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GeoffA For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #7  
Old 17-12-2016, 05:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Victa
Posts: 297
Thanks: 106
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

A heavy duty sway bar at the rear may help wih the floaty feeling
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to unko84 For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #8  
Old 17-12-2016, 06:25 PM
RickGQ's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Somewhere in Spacetime
Posts: 296
Thanks: 72
Thanked 72 Times in 51 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoffA View Post
???

They look exactly the same.....
The 88's are larger diameter.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RickGQ For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #9  
Old 17-12-2016, 11:22 PM
GeoffA's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Western Melbourne
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 94
Thanked 181 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickGQ View Post
The 88's are larger diameter.
No, they are not.
82's and 88's are the same diameter, but 90's are bigger.....
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GeoffA For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #10  
Old 18-12-2016, 08:37 AM
RickGQ's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Somewhere in Spacetime
Posts: 296
Thanks: 72
Thanked 72 Times in 51 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoffA View Post
No, they are not.
82's and 88's are the same diameter, but 90's are bigger.....
Ah ok... I've got 88's and have seen Konis which are very much skinnier.
Would those ones be the Koni 30 gas?
I've been under the impression that the 82s were a lot smaller than the 88s while actually they're the same size. Thanks for pointing this out and apologies for causing confusion!

Last edited by RickGQ; 18-12-2016 at 10:12 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RickGQ For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #11  
Old 19-12-2016, 01:03 AM
Leethal's Avatar
built not bought
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Perth NOR
Posts: 9,469
Thanks: 1,667
Thanked 4,744 Times in 2,601 Posts
Garage
Default

I had a set of 88s for some years and was extremely happy with them. I've never had 82s so can't offer a qualified comment on the difference in regards to ride, but as my car is particularly heavy I started mine on about half way along adjustment scale and that seemed very good.

They tolerate corrugations very well and did some significant trips before replacing them, in fact the fronts are still going great in a mate's car.

I'd happily recommend them to any patrol owner
__________________
.


Every dog has his day.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Leethal For This Useful Post:
Phildo (19-12-2016)
  #12  
Old 20-12-2016, 06:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Posts: 247
Thanks: 115
Thanked 50 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Had 82s in our old GQ and now have 88s in Mum and Dads GU, the 88s are a much softer compression shock.

If you have 82s and are happy with them send them down to Top Performance and get them to rebuild them for you, we had the 82s in the GQ for 18 years and they didnt even need a rebuild, the springs were shot, but the shocks were fine.
__________________
1999 GU TD42
- 3" Legendex Exhaust - Micks HID Upgrade
- 33s AT Daily - Uneek 4x4 Bullbar
- 34s Simexs Weekends - Domaintor Winch
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 21-12-2016, 01:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Gympie
Posts: 1,315
Thanks: 97
Thanked 322 Times in 251 Posts
Default

If you did want some 82's I've got a set that have only done about 6000k's. Might be cheaper than a rebuild at say $400.
__________________
Rugby league: 13 guys 1 little ball.
Motorbike road racing: 1 guy 2 big balls.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 27-12-2016, 06:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,403
Thanks: 379
Thanked 180 Times in 150 Posts
Default

I recently firmed up my 88's and the ride is a lot better on road. Way too soft on the lowest setting.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On







Subscribe in NewsGator Online


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.