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Just after some advice please

I'm looking at getting a 2" Complete Lift Kit for my 2012 GU Y61 Nissan Patrol. I know there is a lot of brands out there and I have my eye on the Tough Dog kit, but when I mentioned this to my mechanic he said to go with Dobinsons as they're made in Australia and are heaps better. So now I'm confused and honestly don't know what to get now

This link is the Tough Dog lift kit I was looking at, is it any good?
https://www.bigrig4x4.com.au/collect...nt=25438590275

This is all I can find on the Dobinsons Brand
Dobinsons 4WD Suspension Kits | Dobinsons Suspension & Accessories

Would like some opinions of people who actually have/had either of this brand please
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I haven't owned any tough dog products but have only really heard bad things about them. My previous suspension set-up had Dobinsons springs and I loved them. I've now got a 2" lift with king springs and koni shocks also a very good option. If you're willing to buy the parts separately and not in a kit it opens up a lot more options
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Absolutely, John is a friend of mine and the forum, he is once again supporting our July Show and Shine at Caboolture, he will give the OP nothing but the best advice and the right prices, thoroughly recommend calling him for a chat about your options, he also sends gear around Australia, what he doesn't know about suspensions is not worth knowing..
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get dobinson or efs coils, and fox shocks
985-24-074 rear, and 985-24-075 front... part number from fox shocks
absolutely fantastic
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I bought Pro Comp lift kit from 4WheelOnline. Found out it's the same thing our mechanic has been using.
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I just fitted uprated ironman springs and shocks all round on my Y61 wagon. It equated to about a 2" lift.

Im no expert so i trusted the advice of an experienced engineer who races 4x4's and winch trucks introduced to me through a mate. He sold a few brands and reccomended these for me. As im running a winch bar these are slightly firmer than stock. Constant load.

I think the important thing is that you be realistic about how you use the vehicle. What you want it to do and how you want it to drive and how much weight it will be carrying on a normal day.
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To Everyone that has replied, Thank You so much
You have given me a lot to think about and more research to be done, I don't do extreme off roading, but am planning on Travelling the top end of Australia next year with a camper trailer. Also day trips to Fraser Island, Rainbow beach etc so don't think I need a heavy duty lift?
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