Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 02:01 pm, by: David Ormsby(Phoenix)
I stuck in four new TEMS struts about 5,000km ago. It improved the ride and handling - previously had diagnostics 'trackday' setting on permanently. Perceptible difference when hitting the PWR button, have tried track day setting and was bearable but think the springs are bit of mismatch with dampers that firm (running standard springs).
I got them here for about NZ$145 incl GST and postage ($120ea + GST of 12.5%). Not sure if you'll get much of an arbitrage benefit sourcing them through NZ but with the NZDAUD at 80c and some predicting 59c it may be a goer?
Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 05:49 pm, by: Jason Munro(Jason_munro)
thanks for the info and tip. i will look into it.
i think the new struts will make heaps of difference to my ride, as i am fairly certain that at least one of them is completely stuffed, and the other is not far behind. the funny thing is that it does not bounce all about the place. there is just noisy rattling on bumpy roads.
the noise is really disconcerting, and annoying. hopefully it will be sorted in the newt two weeks or so.
Phil Gibson Goo Roo WA '91 UZZ31 track bunky, '94 blk/blk UZZ31
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 04:52 pm, by: Jason Munro(Jason_munro)
finally an update.
Turns out the problem was not the struts. Appears as though the suspension place I went to left out the Spacer rings that go on the front of the lca mounts !
This allows the lca to move fore and aft about 10mm ! I have ordered the spacers from toyota and will be having them Fitted this weekend. I am currently in Brisbane on holidays, so I can't really go back to the place that stuffed it up.
I won't be returning to that place anyway. They are a big chain franchise operation that is supposed to know what they are doing. Can't believe they stuffed it up this bad.
I'll post an update once it's all fixed properly. I just hope my new bushes are not rooted because of not having the spacer in place. (both sides were completely missing)