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AVO Shocks & Stock Height Springs: A good combo?

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14 Mar 2023 21:40 #248052 by Darthblaker7474
So I'm in the new market for some new suspension components, as my Jimny rides considerably lower than all the others that I've seen, most likely because the springs are so worn (and I'm also not into that #StanceLife). I've got no idea how old the socks are, but I suspect they're well over due to be changed. My passengers are constantly moaning about the ride comfort too.

Anyway, I like the look of the AVO ones , as they are adjustable. However I'm not looking to increase my ride height (yet) so I'm thinking of the OEM springs. 

I'm just wondering if this is a good combo? And will replacing the shocks improve the ride quality? (I'm very aware of the drawbacks of having two solid axles mind you )

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14 Mar 2023 22:02 #248053 by gv42
I have AVO shocks on my jimny, very smooth, and a good range of adjustment, I run 2 inch + springs ( jimnybits) if anything it improves the ride, massive upgrade from the OEM equipment

Jimny 2003, and 2013
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15 Mar 2023 04:21 #248054 by Lambert
Stock height and adjustable dampers is exactly what I will be doing when mine get too tired.

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15 Mar 2023 10:44 - 15 Mar 2023 10:45 #248055 by LesNewell
I'm running AVO shocks on my Jimny, though they aren't the Jimnybits ones. I find them OK but I prefer the GAZ shocks I use on some of my other cars (Jimnybits black raptor premium are GAZ shocks). I don't think Jimnybits do them in standard length though.
Either way they should be a definite improvement over standard. You do need to spend a bit of time experimenting with settings to get the best results.
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15 Mar 2023 17:59 #248061 by sniper
AVO dampers are great kit, I run them with Eibach +30mm springs and they are a very good match... My car handles like a go-kart and is a scream on twisty B roads.

On standard springs, they should still be a significant improvement. 

Be wary of tired original springs, they recommend change at 50k, very very rarely done.

My advice would be to change to fresh springs if you can afford it, even at standard height. Also, have a look at the Eibach springs, they handle better than new standard springs and don't need any other modifications, if that's what concerns you.

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19 Mar 2023 16:24 #248102 by Darthblaker7474
Thank you for all your suggestions! I feel much more confident to get this as my set up now. 

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07 Jun 2023 19:46 #249456 by Darthblaker7474
Changed my shock absorbers on the rear for some cheapo ones as the OSR one was squeaking

OH. MY. DAYS. what a difference! it's like angels are carrying me over bumps now 

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11 Jun 2023 12:56 #249498 by Rabid Rhino
Cheapo. I like them.
What brand & where did you get them from ?
Part numbers ?

Looking for a nice clean and straight LHD Jimny..... Not any more.
Got one that seems to have been magnatized and driven through the "Big Jimny Bits" parts stores too quickly so it missed a few items.
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18 Jun 2023 18:19 #249547 by Darthblaker7474
So the one I found in my mates Jimny was a Japanparts one, part № MM-80022. The one I got from eBay was literally the cheapest, I can't recall the brand but it was in a black and yellow box.

They'll do for now until the my budget allows for new shocks and springs on all 4 corners.

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