Coil spacers

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:07
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Hi Guys,
I recently got a 2" lift on my GQ SWB suspension, and was dissapointed with the lift in the tail (30mm). Is there any issues introduced by adding 15 or 30mm spacers to get 33in tyres in there?
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:50

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:50
I have got 5inch lift with 30mm spacers all round and the 33's still scrape on full reach....GQ lwb....
But i would go for it....As i abviously have...
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:51

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 13:51
obviously
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:41

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:41
The reason you didnt get the correct lift in the rear , is due to getting the wrong springs , you obviously had a rear weight overhang , for eg: gas tank or long range tank or rear draws ec ec ec , you need to change them for 2" HD's to rectify this problem , if you keep the springs you have , they will sag alot quicker than they should and the ass will drop after you load it for a trip .

Also i would make sure you fit crossmember spacers , or your drive shaft angle will be wrong and viabration will start
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:55

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 17:55
same as eric looks like the wrong coils.
if they tell you different go else where.
earlier this week lifted a gq on gas with about 1 tonne in the back perfect.
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Reply By: psi15 - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:05

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:05
gday mav i have recently lifted my swb gq 2 inchs and a 2inch body lift. fitted 33inch muddies on 16inch rohs and dont have any problems at all the factory flares
can stay on as well as the flaps.

33s definatly dont fit with only 2 inchs of lift they hit the guards at half articulation.

the extra 2 inchs of body lift the cops wont notice the defect on a gq patrol.
and its not worth the $4673 dollars to get it passed with permits.

HAPPY 4b ing
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:35

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:35
its worth getting a engineers report , there not that expensive , if you use the correct bolts ect , they usually pass 1st time . You may get away fromthe cops , But if you have a accident , you wont get paid out for either car , also you run the risk of been charged with endagerment . But if you have a spare 5 years , its not a problem
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:49

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 21:49
Did you mention this to the shop that did the lift? What did they say??

Take it back and tell them you are not happy with the result, see if they will go with 3inch lift, and heavier ones in the @$$ end. 3inch Series 2000 springs will fit 33's.

Mine rub on the chassis with the 6in lift, and the Toyota Offset rims and 33 MTR's or the 34 JT2's.. :(

I wouldnt go the spacers... but thats me.

You can fit Q78 swampers with a 3inch lift, 1in body, and minor trim of guards... Dave T's dad on Outerlimits runs them on his with this config.

My engineers for my 6inch lift, bodylift, and 33's cost me $300.00.. for peace of mind, worth it. Then again you can go the whole 4in lift for $1400 :D www.bigballsoffroad.com

If you go a body lift, use the correct High tensile bolts and stuff, and do it properly, you will get engineered as eric says first time. Theres a few hours work in it about 3-4 tops, theres instructions on my site, but the server is down at the moment.. :( www.gqpatrol.com

YMMV...
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Reply By: Pauly - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:27

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 22:27
G'day bigmav i have the same problem but i have the heaviest spring the manufacture has got and the rear still sags, i was thinking of getting a different brand spring for the back to compensate the weight but then im also thinking of just getting poly air bags for the rear so then if i load up for a trip i can pump the bags up and lift the rear up. I would not recommend anything over 2inch lift for the shorties but it all depends on what your going to be doing.
Happy Trails

cheers paul
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