FollowupID: 760187 Submitted:
Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 18:30
Ross M posted:
About the lift.
A lot of people talk about lifts but most don't mention the starting point and 80mm lift might be only 35 mm more than what they had.
A Dmax is supposed to have 80mm between the axle and the bump rubber as std.
However, when you buy one, the clearance at the back axle is about 60mm so 20 less than the alledged 80mm.
When you carry anything or put a van on the towball the clearance diminished more to about 25-30mm if you are lucky.
If you hit a bump at this level then there is suddenness and it isn't good for the axle or the chassis or occupants.
So an 80 mm lift might be well within the legal allowable, just depends where the penalty marker is at the beginning of the race.
A further note.
Many people want a particular tow bar height and while it is important the ride height of the suspension
parts is critical to handling and component life.
Nearly all modern 3lt vehicles don't have much travel left when towing and this bad. Whitout much travel the chassis, wheel bearings and caravan chassis are all at risk of damage.