holden colorado 2010 body lift

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dose any body know the spec of bolts i will need for a body lift for a holden colorado 2010 i have the poly just need the bolts but don't want to start pulling them out till i have the replacments
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Reply By: Bludge - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:05

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:05
I suspect that your body lift would be in conjunction with a suspension lift and larger tyres. I would have thought that this comination would need a Certifying Engineer, that Engineer would be able to give you that information.
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Follow Up By: Bludge - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:30

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:30
whoops..... 'combination' not comination

Non certification up to 75mm is based on a combination of tyres, suspension and body lift.

Most people will do a 40-50mm suspension lift and one tyre size up 31" to 33" a total of 50mm giving the extra 25mm ride height. This makes registration easy as well as insurance.

Over 75mm requires engineering and up to 150mm may require a lane change test to be completed.

This is the whole NCOP PDF, you will need LS7
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Reply By: 20colorado10 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:38

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 13:38
ah ok so if i include the 33' tyres into the the equation then i will probably be over the legal specs without engineering.
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Follow Up By: Bludge - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 17:12

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 17:12
What did you want to achieve with the body lift?

A body lift will not give you any extra ground clearance.

A suspension lift will push the chassis up and away from the ground by that amount, normally 2 inches.
One size up on tyre size will lift the axel by at least 25mm.

Body lifts were/are normally done to allow for super large tyres, to prevent them hitting the body.
But putting super large tyre on they need to be spaced away from the body as well (wheel offset) so that on flex the tyres don't rub the inside of the wheel arch.
Offset wheels cause wheel bearing problems as well as requiring wheel arch flares so they don't protude past the body.

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Follow Up By: 20colorado10 - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:18

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:18
that is what i am trying to achieve i have the tyres and yes am just trying to solve the rubbing problem so i just needed the bolt sizes but it seems like it is going to cause more problems then solutions so will settle for a smaller tyre. thanks for the feed back guys helped me not rush into something i hadn't researched enough!
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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 14:33

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 14:33
Bolts will be grade 8.8.
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 14:45

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 14:45
Besides the bolts being longer, have you considered the fan shroud issue, the steering shaft hitting the turbo exhaust scroll issue and a few other vital organs as well?

Do you have a bull bar?
If so, you will then have a big gap between bar and bodywork and front guards.Has that also been factored into the changes?
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Follow Up By: 20colorado10 - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 15:08

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 15:08
i hadn't considered that it sounded a bit to easy when i got told about it so it would probably end up costing just as much as a suspension lift would cost
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:34

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 at 18:34
Do research and don't immediately adopt what is said by mates or who ever told you about it.
Decide first what YOU want and why you want it then some perhaps do mods which are appropriate to suit you.
What suits others isn't necessarily what you want, maybe what they want you to have.
Every modification creates it's own set of problems which must be fully understood before ever doing the actual modification.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:52

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 at 21:52
In the not so distant past a body lift was a relativly simple and easy to do modification....in some states it di not require engineering.

But under VSB14......Now pretty well all states are aligned with VSB14.....the body lift has got quite a lot harder......the ardulous requirements make it more or less undoable for most of us.....most definitely requires engineering...and from memory it requires the whole lane change testing thing.

Before you go any further, you would be wise to check with an engineer before you go any further.

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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 04:17

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 04:17
There is a bit of work involved in a body lift as stated that's why if you get someone to fit it, it costs a fair amount and there are so many things to consider. Usually most suspension kits will raise you vehicle 40-45mm so their not stressing parts. Unless someone like Snake racing have a 3" suspension lift kit for your vehicle which replaces your upper control arms etc etc I know they do kits for Navara's .so they can fit larger tyres without doing a body lift.
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