X200 Suspension

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X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:28 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know how I can make my X200 a better more comfortable ride. I am very pleased with it generally, but is seems so bumpy on NSW country roads. I would like to make it a smoother ride.
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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:28 am

I guess what I was hoping for here, is that someone who has more knowledge of 4w than me and who has already been down this path would be able to enlighten me on where I might start with this project. I realise that I could visit shock absorber specialists etc, but it is always easier if you are a bit for-warned. So if anyone can help me I will be grateful for any advice.

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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby Smokeyr67 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm

I don't own an x, so I can't help you, but I'd be searching the forum for threads about the X240 suspension, I assume that it's the same as the X200


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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:06 pm

Hi Smokeyr67,

Thank you

Kind regards
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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby Robbo » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:59 pm

an idea might be is buy a set of adjustable RA rodeo front schocks, Rancho and Toughdog make adjustables

not too sure on what the rear is off the top of my head but you could try asking RAW suspention what the rear was and buy and adjustable in that too.

thats what i plan on doing soon, with adjustables you can turn a dial in 9 stages on each shock to figure out how you want the ride to be from super soft to rock hard.
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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:56 am

Robbo,

Thats brilliant.

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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:04 am

Robbo,

Are these adjustable shockers difficult to fit.

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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby Robbo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:38 pm

nope just like any other shock. just 2 nuts per shock. if you know how to use a tool it should only take 3-10 mins per shock
probs the most easy mod to do to suspension, also to get more front end travel get your torsion bars wound up 30-40 mm. paired with adjustable shocks it should be a dream drive when the shocks are set right.
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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby bubbles666 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:56 pm

Thanks to every one who offered advice. I am grateful.

The end result of this venture is that no one seems to know what I can replace the original shocks with. One guy suggested that I take off one of the shocks and let him look at it and he might be able to suggest a replacement.

There seems to be stuff available for the X240/V200 etc. But the X200 is still a mystery to most people. This will teach me not to buy a new model.

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Re: X200 Suspension

Postby Robbo » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:39 pm

the X200 suspention is the same as the X240
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