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Old 9th October 2013, 12:21   #16
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Jk, its the new model. I'll be visiting them tomorrow and i'll try to get some pics of the goodies if the vehicle is there.
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

n.devdath is right. Red rooster did not have the TD for Tein in T-Fort. The adjustable variant with TEIN is for INR 1.4 lakhs, which was way out of my budget.

I finalized on Bilstein and got it fitted last week. It costs around 70K. Changed to a BMC air filter as well.

The handling is definitely better and so is the ride comfort especially on potholes and speed-breakers. The bumpiness is reduced.
I haven't driven it yet on very high speed yet. Will do that this weekend and give you the feedback.
I have been watching this thread but lately there has not been any updates.

Sankar, Ru153, could you provide some updates on the Tein/Bilstein suspension. Does it really make the Fortuner's ride comfortable?

Would someone riding on a Fortuner with Tein/Bilstein suspension be able to tell/feel the enhanced ride quality (or not complain a bit about the ride quality) ?

Surprisingly I am not able to find detailed feedback, reviews, pictures etc., anywhere on the net on the aftermarket suspensions on Fortuners. Since we have TBHPians here who have installed aftermarket suspension I kindly request for a detailed review. That will help other Toyota Fortuner owners take a decision on the upgrade. Thanks.

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Hi, if possible do update on this. the standard of ride quality is rather unexplainable on a 30Lakh range vehicle for Urban duties. also it apparently lowers the Road clearance by 2.5 cms..is that true ? ( found this at a malasia forum

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Missed a Paranthesis above- My bad

Also see this link where they also mention a 1.5 inch drop in height after the Tiens.
From what I read this is driver adjustable and at its Lowest (and i assume most comfortable position) this will take it down to around 195mm from 220mm which is in captiva category.
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Toyota recommended tyre pressure for the Fortuner is 30 psi for all 4 wheels.[/quote]

Nilanjan, though not on ride quality, i was searching through the site on tyre pressure and I found your post. I have the 2013 AT and have been keeping 30 psi - somehow the tyres feel, for lack a better word, a bit slumped. Am I thinking too much?

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reviving old thread

can anyone share experiences of either - Tein/Bilstein suspension upgrade
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Please toss a bag of sand in your Fortuner, that should fix all the problems
OT: Spending another lac, on an already expensive vehicle is something that I couldn't digest.
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Hi Fellow BHPians. I own a Toyota Fortuner 2010 MT. Have clocked 80k Kms. I upgraded two tyres at 70k to Yokohama. The car mostly runs within Delhi with occasional mountain trips.

I am not very happy with the ride quality of my Car from Day One. It is very bumpy specially for the middle row passengers. Though i love this car to every bit otherwise i don't give much heat to the ride quality. I am now considering putting a new suspension. Any recommendations and estimated cost.
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Any recommendations and estimated cost.
Instead of Bilsteins and TEINs which will set you back by around a lac, try installing OME (Old Man Emu) suspension and springs. They will lift the vehicle by around an inch but improve ride quality pretty significantly.
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Instead of Bilsteins and TEINs which will set you back by around a lac, try installing OME (Old Man Emu) suspension and springs. They will lift the vehicle by around an inch but improve ride quality pretty significantly.
And what should be the cost? Should i get it done from Toyota Workshops or outside? Any reference for this job outside Toyota in Delhi/NCR.
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