3" lift on a mq

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 10:38
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This is one for the suspension gurus, looking at doing a 3"suspension lift on a swb mq.
Questions
1: Is this legal in NSW or will I have to get a engineers certificate.
2: Am planning on doing it myself so is just a mater of extendidng brake lines, diff breathers and undoing the steering to allow the lift or is it more indepth.
3. will it put much strain on tail shaft and unis going this high.
4. Am i better off going for a 2" suspension and 2" body lift

I have some experience changing out leafs and shockies and I can handle the tools when required.
Any advice is muchly appreciated

Dixie
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:52

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:52
1) Check with RTA - if so, Engineers YES.
2) Will the steering extend that much?
3) there will always be more strain on anything with more angles
4) Yes.

www.outerlimits4x4.com Check with Dave mkpatrolguy hes runnin 36s now with 2/2 lift.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:12

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:12
Dixie,

Answers
1: As far as I know it is legal in NSW
2: Brake lines Should not have to be extended but if they do you might have a bit of trouble getting them. Check out Brake and Clutch outlets for what is available
Diff breathers should not be hard to replace with longer hose.
The steering should not have to be touched.
3: A good chance of this happening. Packers between the springs and the spring seat will roll the diff and re-align the tail shaft.
4: A 2" lift would be better. A 2" body lift will require a engineers report.

Just a word of warning, the front bushes on the MQ are a real pig to get out and replace. I have sometimes had to use the gas axe to get the steel bush out, allow plenty of time. Replace all the "U" bolts, you will have to get longer ones.

A 3" lift will make the vehicle very top heavy and very hard to drive. A 2" lift with a taller tyre, 32" or 33" might be the go.

Wayne
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Reply By: guy (sydney) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:47

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:47
how come your not at work?
Wait till i tell your boss!!!!!!
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