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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#7088 of 11966 Trooper Specific = Jackaroo Specific
Feb 14, 2003 (6:04 am)
The OME shocks and progrssive coils are from Australia and are sold as Jackaroo Trooper specific. I have a set and I am very happy with them. OME is a huge improvement over stock from 1995 Trooper-S.
I suspect that over the years Isuzu USA has tried different degrees of suspension stiffness. Particularily I suspect that they saw the sales numbers for the mushy soft suspensioned Ford Explorer and tried to make a mushy soft luxery Trooper, softer suspension is a bad idea for Troopers in my mind, just like Joe Isuzu trying to say Isuzu SUVs are "So Sexy!". Troopers need a stiffer suspension for handling and tighter control which are safety issues. So, your improvement from new shocks and springs and higher performance tires will vary.
Good tires are just as important as shocks and springs for a good handling suspension and a comfortable ride. Poor quality tires introduce jiggly motion the kind that gives motion sickness.
Feb 14, 2003 (7:59 am)
And after that Consumer Reports driven debacle, they probably softened the suspension more than necessary to deter reasonably aggressive driving...
Feb 14, 2003 (8:05 am)
That would totally ROCK! And NOT GM BUILT!!!!
LONG LIVE THE TROOPA!!!!!
Feb 14, 2003 (8:11 am)
That would be cool. I guess it can't get too big or it would bump heads with the Ascendor.
The only catch is a fuel crisis would hurt Isuzu badly.
#7093 of 11966 Fuel Crisis
Feb 14, 2003 (8:19 am)
Will just about be over by the time that gets here I think.
Feb 14, 2003 (8:40 am)
It would be nice to see Isuzu resurrect the Trooper name. Hopefully, the Thailand-built vehicle will be worthy of the Trooper name.
Sure, gas prices have shot up and I'd much rather pay $1.00 a gallon than $1.75, but I don't know that I'd call it a fuel 'crisis.' We Americans still have it pretty good compared to the rest of the world.
How much worse could Isuzu be hurt by a fuel crisis? They're already doing pretty horribly (speaking in terms of SALES, not vehicle quality or owner satisfaction) in the USA as it is!
Feb 14, 2003 (8:50 am)
I was thinking the Isuzu Koh Samui had a nice ring to it
#7096 of 11966 re: new trooper
Feb 14, 2003 (9:45 am)
By 2007 I might be ready for an upgrade, well maybe I will wait until 2009 and keep mine for 10 years.
#7097 of 11966 Re: "fuel crisis"
Feb 14, 2003 (10:19 am)
I don't know why but I'm very sensitive to that topic. Maybe it's because the oil companies (especially Exxon) are suddenly coming out with reports of the highest profits in years while there is NO shortage of fuel whatsoever... The heating oil supplies might have been affected by the Venezuelan strike but high gas prices are all due to price speculation and mainly to the collaborated effort by the oil companies to keep them artificially high. Even though the Saudis have filled in the production gap, the rest of the Americans agree that they should be paying more because of the "war" and the "crisis"... This whole situation makes some people very rich and it ain't the American consumer...