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    Dear all, i ve pajero 1990, i wish to upgrade its suspension with coil-spring suspension i guess, in order to get smooth drive... kindly let me know tht whether this can be done without any alterations or what.... waiting ur replies... do comment plz...

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    u would get a better response in this section
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    Sorry, can only help you with one part. It can be done, that I'm pretty sure of. I do understand there is some modification involved, but again not entirely sure of how much.

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    Thumbs up It is do able

    You can easily do it ..very little modification required.

    these picture will further clearify you.pajero suspension -384809

    pajero suspension -384810

    i hope this will help you.
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    thnx joinami for posting such a clear pic ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patroler View Post
    thnx joinami for posting such a clear pic ..
    Its my pleasure, you are welcome any time !
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    leaf sprungs are better then the coil ones,. dont go for the alteration.. not good..

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhannk View Post
    leaf sprungs are better then the coil ones,. dont go for the alteration.. not good..
    Sir I totally disagree. There is a purpose to both. If you want to lug around load, perhaps leafs will be better suited. However, even now, there are many applications for 4x4s that will allow you to build your coil sprung suspension to leaf sprung load carrying capabilities. As for a rule of thumb, coils are better at everything else. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Sir I totally disagree. There is a purpose to both. If you want to lug around load, perhaps leafs will be better suited. However, even now, there are many applications for 4x4s that will allow you to build your coil sprung suspension to leaf sprung load carrying capabilities. As for a rule of thumb, coils are better at everything else. Period.

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    100% agreed with the great Rao Hamid

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    well said rao

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    Actually leaf springs get a lot more bashing than they actually deserve, but thats OK cause they can take the beating. Its usually the shackles and the bushings that are the weak links and bad leaf springs setups along with desi pattas are the usual culprits....

    The leaf sprung Pajero should be a smooth ride if everything is properly maintained, never as good as a leaf sprung Jeep but still worth the money. I believe I have even seen some 2nd gens (even SWBs) with leafs at the back....

    I would actually oppose a conversion as its probably not worth the hassle and expense. A proper leaf spring clean up, new bushings and upgraded shocks would be the more rational route.....
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    To the OP of the thread, here are the questions you should be asking yourself:

    1- Can it be done? Yes it can.
    2- Is it very complex? Not as complex as you think it may be.
    3- Has it been done successfully before? Many, many times.
    4- Is there any draw back of this conversion? None at all.
    5- Who should carry out the conversion? No one in Karachi, Lahore or Pindi/Islamabad should attempt this. The best people to do it are the people who work on body changes in Quetta and Peshawar. Anyone else and I guarantee you they will mess it up. These guys, the guys who do the body changes, have done these conversions many many times. Its a walk in the park for them.
    6- Should you do it? Absolutely, you will love your Gen 1 after its new rear end. While you are at it, do a rear disc brake conversion too. Please remember, none of this is as complicated as it is in the Toyotas. No pun intended, but seriously, it is not rocket science. Remember to put on some heavier springs in the rear, don't put up the genuine Pajero coils as they are too soft. Better to go for 5 door Intercooler coils at the back. Thank us all later. Now run along to Quetta!

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    Great and optimistic description by rao sb and joinami. I own pajero 87 LWB . Improving the ride quality for rear passengers has been a question. My observations are:

    1- in pajero manual, it shows 4 leaf springs in a picture. Mine has five (most I’ve seen have). So reducing number of leaf springs should improve the ride
    2- material used in making leaf springs matter a lot-strenght and flexibility etc. (I am not a tech person but that’s what I gathered for talking to experts). wagoneer jeep has leaf springs but very comfortable ride. How to get a proper material leaf spring is a question.
    3- Can the rear seats of pajero be changed to ones with the shock- as in the front seats? Should make life easy for passengers at back.
    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-compajero suspension... - P@ rao
    About swaping the suspension system, whats the expected cost. And is that reliable enough. After all going to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><st1:City><st1:place>quetta</st1:place></st1:City> for repairs will be difficult.
    Regards

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