Regulars know, gotta 2001 Dak club cab 4x4.
Well, something like 200+ miles of the most washboardy roads in
existence (Australian Outback) have done the death knell to my shocks.
So, lookin' for new ones. Got at least another year here, so need
something tough, but that's suitable for paved road miles as well.
Never had ta buy shocks before, so any eddication is gratefully accepted.
Hubby was reading the other day that auto manufacturers send their 4x4s
here to test their ruggedness against these roads. Don't doubt it at
all. Some tricky driving. Deep ripples in "bull dust" (which is
really, really fine dirt) makes life interesting. Gotta do 35-40mph to
even out the bumps some (Mythbusters nonwithstanding), but at that speed
the backend does quite a bit of sliding if I don't get the path exactly
Could see from previous tracks that even the more usual 4x4s (Toyota
Landcruisers) have the same problems :)
Anyway, despite the roads, had a good weekend, at the end of dirt road
"shortcut" was a Deluxe Spa Room for me and my SO.
... any advice on good shocks for my truck, to withstand a certain
amount of abuse but still give a good road ride (yea, cake + eat), thanks!