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Suspension springs

PostPosted by Rambler » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:03 pm

As per title , I know I've asked similar before...

The 4.3 with the spare wheel on the back !
Does that have the same springs as my 4.3 ?
Only...I just had a thought , I've a friend who has a 58 reg one and his ride is smooth compared to mine.

Could that year suspension springs be fitted to mine ?
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by Davrav » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:15 pm

Does he have those knobbly tyre like yours Rambs?
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by Rambler » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:30 pm

Davrav wrote:Does he have those knobbly tyre like yours Rambs?


Gawd , keep forgetting they affect the ride quality.
Tbh, on decent roads it's absolutely fine.
But on country lanes , or badly repaired parts of roads.... :(
It's almost back breaking in places.

Never mind :Y
I may , just may get them changed before long and put the BFG'S into storage for the summer.
Get myself some summer tyres. Save wearing the BFG'S out as the compound is very soft.
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:01 pm

Putting those tyres on was always going to ruin the ride of a Rav4, there is a lot more to the ride quality than the springs. The age mileage of the springs plus the shocks the tyres the pressures the load put on them fuel weight and so on. But it will be the daft tyres.
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:09 pm

Rambler wrote:
Davrav wrote:Does he have those knobbly tyre like yours Rambs?


Gawd , keep forgetting they affect the ride quality.
Tbh, on decent roads it's absolutely fine.
But on country lanes , or badly repaired parts of roads.... :(
It's almost back breaking in places.

Never mind :Y
I may , just may get them changed before long and put the BFG'S into storage for the summer.
Get myself some summer tyres. Save wearing the BFG'S out as the compound is very soft.


Borrow his car for an afternoon and swap the wheels over ;)

Yup, get yourself some cheap wheels and slap the BFGs on those for winter or on an off-road trip, and get some nice SUV style tyres on the good alloys for summer use :s_thumbsup
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by Rambler » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:23 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:Putting those tyres on was always going to ruin the ride of a Rav4, there is a lot more to the ride quality than the springs. The age mileage of the springs plus the shocks the tyres the pressures the load put on them fuel weight and so on. But it will be the daft tyres.


I hear ya Charlie , I wanted these tyres on the old Rav but they didn't make the right size. But they did for this model.
But I still love the look :s_cool

As we can all guess , I won't be buying them again as ride quality comes first after this experience :s_blush



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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by Big Kev » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:52 am

Tyre WALL stiffness will totally offset the soft compound rubber you report on, Jamie, with the compound bearing very little relevance except to temperature. As has been suggested, and if they are soft compound, they will harden up in winter a wee bit so will make excellent winter tyres.
Disagree with Charlie.....they are not "daft" tyres.......they are BONKERS on a 4.3........lol........ :driving
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by anchorman » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:31 pm

With the same tyres on each version, yours would feel slightly softer. They made some tweaks to the suspension for the post 2009 models.
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 pm

anchorman wrote:With the same tyres on each version, yours would feel slightly softer. They made some tweaks to the suspension for the post 2009 models.


I think all cars feel just that bit different anyway. Someone else's car though a similar or identical model will feel different for a host of different reasons .
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Re: Suspension springs

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:04 pm

CharlieFarlie wrote:
anchorman wrote:With the same tyres on each version, yours would feel slightly softer. They made some tweaks to the suspension for the post 2009 models.


I think all cars feel just that bit different anyway. Someone else's car though a similar or identical model will feel different for a host of different reasons .


I've always said if you want to know how a car really feels drive it down the routes you use every day. Test routes can be very smooth for some reason.
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