Raising a 2000 Frontera SE

Submitted: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 08:51
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Hi All,

I am looking at raising my Frontera at least a 3" lift (50mm plus).
Had a great time up in the Victorian High Country on the weekend doing some 4WD'ing but the standard ground clearance of the Frontera
leaves a lot to be desired. My trips would be less stressful if I wasn't worried about breaking something underneath. Although I have had it some
pretty rugged places and it has managed to get through without too many hassles. Anyway here's the question-

Has anyone fitted Old Man Emu (OME) shocks and springs to their Frontera? I was browsing thorugh my ARB catalogue last night
and these seemed pretty good. I also had a look around the net a while ago and found that the Calmini kit looked pretty impressive. But price could be an issue, especially if getting it send from OS.

Does anyone have any comments on the T2000 series shocks & springs?

And finally, can anyone recommend a place to get this stuff fitted - I'm in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne - so anything out this way would be great!
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Reply By: Savvas - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:13

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:13
Hi Scotty,

Have a look at this website and contact one of the owners ...

http://www.geocities.com/ozzuzu/.

These guys and gals have done some amazing stuff with Fronteras. 3" and 4" lifts are common in this group.

I'm sure they will be able to give you some very good pointers.

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Follow Up By: scottyd - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:22

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:22
Cool,

Thanks Savvas. I'll check it out..
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:37

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:37
You had better be quick as this site is closing down in a week or so.
I have a 2000 Fronteria. I have fitted King springs to rear and Tough Dog shocks. If you have a look at the King Springs web site in Qld, they will tell you where the nearese outlet is in your area.
This mod has lifted the rear about 3 inch and I may be rong, but I think the max you can get out of the front is about 2 inch which I have done to mine.
I also fitted BFG AT's and this has made a BIG difference to the Off Road preformance of the girl.
Hope this helps
Vince
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Follow Up By: scottyd - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:15

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:15
How have you found the King Springs/Tough Dog combo in terms of handling on and off road?

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Follow Up By: scottyd - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:16

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:16
How have you found the King Springs/Tough Dog combo in terms of handling on and off road?

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Follow Up By: scottyd - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:16

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:16
How have you found the King Springs/Tough Dog combo in terms of handling on and off road?

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Follow Up By: scottyd - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:18

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:18
sorry about the multiple posts, my PC had some issues! Goold ol' Win NT.
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:20

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:20
Hey Scottyd, that stutter of yours is bad!!! Michael
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:13

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:13
Scottyd
Off road a dream.
On road without a load a bit harsh.
My wife drives it as her car every day, I only drive with a load on so I don't have a prob with it (LOL)
The extra hard springs in the rear are great when towing the off road camper.
Any other info, only too happy to supply
Vince
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:36

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:36
Do a search on ball joint flips. I have posted a little and others also. But I do caution you not to go too high. 3" is pushing it as you will start to break cv's and bend tierods as I did. Everything is a compromise.....

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:01

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:01
i did a quick search on another forum

http://forums.overlander.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=10398&highlight=ball+joint

of if lazy click here

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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 13:52

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 13:52
Ok..... put a house brick in front of each wheel,, drive onto the bricks,,,,,that should raise it about 3"............. sorry i'm no help!!!! LOL Michael
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Follow Up By: tdcockers - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:04

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:04
of all the suggestions, i like this one the best. its the only one that i could do myself :)
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:20

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:20
it's cheap!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:32

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:32
Just stand in front of the wheels when taking photo's of the vehicle, it will show the lift and hide the bricks.....
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