Our 95 Series Prado 747743 has returned to Arnhem Land on your Bilstein / Kings Springs combination.
On the long trip back on the bitumen the handling was much less ‘slushy’ that the original standard suspension, the cornering was more direct and the speed humps were no longer head bumping affairs.
The swerves to avoid Kangaroos, cattle and wild cats were much more controlled this continued for the 4,500 kms (5 days) until the unsealed section of 740 kms was reached.
The unsealed Central Arnhem Road was in the worst condition we had seen it in 11 years, with no maintenance and heavy trucks using it at speed the damage, bulldust and corrugations were unbelievable.
There was no bottoming out at the new raised height on either end of the vehicle, on the way we met a new Range Rover that had done 3 end for end flips as they lost control and went bush, the occupants were OK but very shaken. By maintaining various sensible speeds from 35 – 67 kph it took us 12 hours to cover the track. The new suspension was much better on the sudden washouts and never left us with a jarring letdown.
I doubt the standard suspension would have got us home by the way it was bottoming out on the smoother outbound journey.
My Wife and I would like to thank your team for the Professional Expertise shown to us at all times and the excellent results.
Regards Dennis and Helen Scott