I have finish successfully the brakes and as I have mentioned before I noticed one of the front OME shocks are broken. The other would be still OK. I have ordered a set of Pedders, another Australian Manufactor of suspension systems. I have ordered the TrakRyder foam cell shocks which have a bigger bore of 40mm and also looking massive compares to the Old Man Emu.
The state of the rear OME’s also not the best, still usable but I believe to change all of them out is the best solution
It proved to be very difficult to remove the old shock from the right side. Access is limited and I could not get any tools on to loosen the nut. After a couple of hours I have given up and got the grinder out. It took only 5 minutes to get the OME off. I should have done this on the first place.
Anyway job is done. New shocks installed.
After a test drive I have noticed the new Pedders TrakRyder are much firmer than my old OME shocks N133 & 101. I tested the Land cruiser only on tarmac and empty. I guess fully laden will be a much nicer ride. Even Pedders claim the TrakRyder better for heavy laden vehicles and for harsh and unrelenting conditions.
I hope the shock perform as they claim to be and I can’t wait to try them off road and fully laden.