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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Dolf » 05 Jan 2012 15:26

Thanks Guys, these answers takes out any concerns that one might have. Although the car has quite low mileage (125 000 Km) one never knows what happened during it's previous life. I therefore agree that the best will be to change coils together with the shocks.

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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Stefan » 05 Jan 2012 15:49

You don't need to upgrade your suspension to fit 285/7R16s
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Tinus lotz » 05 Jan 2012 16:40

Maar dit lyk en werk so mooi!!!!! :rolling:
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Peter Connan » 05 Jan 2012 17:41

Stefan, I guess that is another important point worth pointing out: a good, moderate (up to 4") suspension lift does not allow you to use larger tires than can be fitted with standard suspension.

This is because the suspension can still travel all the way to the bump stops, which have not been moved or modified by the lift kit.

To fit tires that are larger than would fit on a standard vehicle, you need to do one or more of the following:
1) Move the bump stops (which may in turn reduce suspension travel to less than standard, so not normally recommended)
2) Enlarge the wheel arches, or
3) Fit a body lift kit.

Of these, the second option is best, but also most expensive, because it does not compromise the center of gravity any more than is necessary.

But as far as I know, on the Y61 Patrol you can fit up to 35" wheels without having to do any of the above, but with wheels that large performance and fuel consumption will definately be affected.

With the Y60 though, 33" is the limit, and in fact if you fit wide 33"'s you already need to do a few small mods to get them to fit.
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Grootseun » 05 Jan 2012 20:05

Have to agree with Peter , 285/75/16 or 33" fit perfectly in the Y61 wheelarches , had my bakkies 285's on my Y61 over the holidays for a test fit looks good but id only fit them once aive done the suspension also as i doint want to loose any upwards articulation at present by moving the pumpstop to prtoect the body from the bigger wheels even though it doesnt seem as if they will catch anywhere
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Stefan » 06 Jan 2012 12:26

Tinus lotz wrote:Maar dit lyk en werk so mooi!!!!! :rolling:

:thumbup: :thumbup:

On the trails that I've done, I haven't managed to catch my tyres anywhere on the bodywork
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Tinus lotz » 06 Jan 2012 12:33

ek weet dat die break over angle beter is met n bietjie lift en dat groter wielle die diff 25mm of so oplig jy moet onthou my 4.8 is stok behalwe vir die airjackers wat altyd pap ry as ons trails doen en dit is moelik om saam met die Big red van piet te ry want hy is 50mm hoer en sy wiele is groot . maar ek stem saam 33 sal glad nie vang nie !!!! kyk bietjie na wilfret moore se fotos 33 met 3 dium lift dit lyk en werk mooi!
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby ChristoSlang » 06 Jan 2012 17:21

Tinus, ek ook 33's met 3' lift op Chuck, en daai MT's van my vang tog die binnekant van die wheel arch. Ek moet erken dit het nie gebeur voordat ek die sway-bar extension mod gedoen het om die artikulasie weer te herstel soos dit was voor al die ge-"lift"-ery nie.

Dit is nie te erg nie as jy mooi stadig & beheersd ry nie (soos ons diesel ouens maar doen!), maar ek het nogtans my regter-agterwiel se splash guard uitgery by ons Nissan obstacle laasjaar met die AAWDC Fun Day.

Ek skat as jy nie die sway-bar fix doen nie, gaan die bande dalk nie skraap nie? Maar dan betaal jy die prys deur minder artikulasie...
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Re: How much Lift?

Postby Peter Connan » 06 Jan 2012 18:38

Christo, ek het 'n spesmaas as jy (en ek) nouer bande opsit wat nog steeds 33" OD is, sal ons minder sukkel.

Christo Boegman het 285/75R16's (wat ook 33" OD het) op sy GQ, met standaard vering, en hy vang nie, selfs met sy standaard mud flaps.
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