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Post by waxed on Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:31 pm

hi i have a hijet pickup 1.3 after i purchased the van i realised it was sitting lop sided and presumed one of the front coils had broken as one shock was more compressed than the other so i purchased two new shocks from ebay.

I have installed them and it does now sit straight but its too low at the front which looks cool but is uncomfortable to drive as the seat is tilted and handling is a bit odd. after looking at the only shock i have thats the right hight i can tell its much more heavy duty than the new ones and also the shock i thought was broken just wasn't a heavy duty shock and thats why it was lop sided in the first place.

soooo i have searched google, ebay and forums for heavy duty hijet shocks with no luck so what is going on why is my van sitting too low at the front, do heavy duty shocks exist.

i hope someone can help me

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:43 pm

Do you have a link to the shocks you purchased? And maybe a pic of your van so we can see how low it is.
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Post by waxed on Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:55 pm

thanks for your quick reply Smile im new here and apparently i cant post links yet so if you search (Daihatsu HIJET - PIAGGIO PORTER 1.3 L - Front Coil Spring) there is only one result..

ps i meant coil spring i used the existing shocks!

i will take i pic of van tomorrow..


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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:03 pm

Im new here too to be honest so i don't know a great deal about these yet unfortunatley. I was just wondering if the van and pickup springs were different but that listing says it fits both so i guess not.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Please tell me more about the Hijet,

Is it a pickup, a tipper, a bigdeck or even a Maxi? 4x4 or 2wd

Can you post any pictures of the old springs, shockers, ride height etc?

Someone might have sold you some front shockers that are not correct.

I am sure we can get to the bottom of this.
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Post by waxed on Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:30 pm

hi i was hoping you would chime in Smile ive read alot of your posts on here.. its a hijet pickup 1.3 efi although the plate under the seat says piagio porter same dif i presumed! i will post some pics tomorrow! the springs i purchased are on ebay and if you search (Daihatsu HIJET - PIAGGIO PORTER 1.3 L - Front Coil Spring) there is only one result - it says on the listing it fits my pickup and i also rang them with my details to check before placing the order, i have spoken to them about it and they just said it must have been fitted with heavy duty suspension (cant find mention of heavy duty hijet suspension anywhere) ive been driving it like this for a bit but its really bouncy and uncomfortable and handles odd, although better than when one side was harder than the other as it was when purchased..

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:38 pm

I can show you photos of what the original hardware should look like:-





Measurements are when not loaded.
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