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#1 Posted : Sunday, 19 November 2023 4:52:58 PM(UTC)
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Hi all

Looking for some advise.Started rebuild of HZ Premier wagon and will upgrade suspension.I would love to hear your thoughts on what suspension I should do.

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#2 Posted : Sunday, 19 November 2023 5:16:32 PM(UTC)
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HZ’s drive well standard. So don’t lower it, if you do no more than 25mm. Good set of hydraulic shocks.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, 19 November 2023 5:48:33 PM(UTC)
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Thanks HK

Not going to lower.If I got a suspension package what would you suggest.Pretend money is no issue!
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#4 Posted : Sunday, 19 November 2023 6:56:14 PM(UTC)
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I’d just get new quality bushes (rubber), quality springs (I think Peddars and Lovells are still OK) and Monroe oil shocks. Or get original shocks rebuilt. Use factory sway bars with new rubbers.

Before you do that check the chassis isn’t cracked around the lower control arms rear mount welds and also where the top mount that holds the upper control arms and top shock mount welds to the rails. They often crack but are made worse by a combination of hard bushes, stiff shocks, lowered springs and low profile tyres. If it’s cracked pull it out and get it repaired properly, and fix any rust around the body mount holes at the same time.

Buy US made Moog ball joints for it, I have the part numbers here somewhere. Worth the extra $.
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Thanks HK.Appreciate the advice
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#6 Posted : Monday, 20 November 2023 9:01:12 AM(UTC)
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Do you know anywhere where I can get a suspension kit with all parts

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No, not something I would ever do. I’d buy all the bits I need.
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Originally Posted by: Maca37 Go to Quoted Post
Do you know anywhere where I can get a suspension kit with all parts


I would go selected individual parts but if you are after a 'kit', a decent one-
try one of the better suspension places - FULCRUM suspensions or
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