AnswerID: 483282 Submitted: Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 15:30
Member - Rob K (VIC)
Hi Michael t5,
I also have a LC100 manual diesel and have upgraded the suspension
to cater for the different trips we undertake either with or without the off-road CT. I've got heavy duty coils which came as part of the 2" lift kit (constant 400kg load rating in the back) and added airbags inside the coils for the extra weight the CT adds to the back when towing. The cruiser is always ready to go with the complete works, hence the 400kg constant rating springs. When I want to take the CT on a trip we just pump up the airbags to level the vehicle and we're set to go.
If you don't have all the usual accessories on the basic rig (ie. bullbar, winch, rear wheel carrier bar, roof rack etc. + trip supplies) then maybe an upgrade the OME suspension
with some airbags will meet your requirements. However, if your rig is like mine (always loaded) I'd recommend a suspension
upgrade and airbags, but maybe only use the 200kg constant rating springs in the back - the 400kg springs give a harsher ride but maintain better clearance. Your suspension
specialist can advise you more on an appropriate set-up. My biggest problem when we go on a trip with the CT is the vehicle's GVM - something you should be aware of when you load the truck up for a trip with the van!
Good luck with your query.
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