ultimate suspension 2" lift

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 18:19
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i am picking up a new gu nissan wagon monday and am looking at putting a 2" lift using ultimate springs and a 42mm foam cell shock also supplied be them. The wagon has a 160lt rear tank there will also be the following things permanently in the vehicle-dual batt, shower unit, steel bar, 64lt fridge, draw system. It will also have the following when we go away on a trip- roof rack and all the camp gear to be self sufficient for up to a week at a time.
Has anyone had this suspension on a similar vehcle and how was it (did it cope with the weight? and how was it with just the every day load in it?)
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:32

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:32
Hi Mattie,

Where are you getting a 160 litre rear tank for a GU Patrol from? Haven't seen anything better than 80 odd litres for the GU rear tank before.

I would love to get a decent size rear tank for the bleep y 32 standard rear, but reckon the ~$800 for effectively 2 1/2 jerries is not worth it, but 160 litres - now you are talking.

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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:40

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:40
I think 160 litres tank would be dragging on the ground!!!!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:52

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 21:52
Ummmm 95 litres for the rear tank is standard on the GU, the 160l job must be a long ranger
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:31

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:31
Hi Bonz,

Standard main tank (under middle row passenger seats) is 95l and rear standard is 32l (for 3.0TD).

Most GU aftermarket tanks, depending on brand, are ~160l replacement main tank and ~80l replacement sub tank. Perhaps Mattie meant he was replacing the main tank, not the rear tank?

Also Micheal, 80 series rear replacement tanks are ~180l, now thats a mouthful! But you do need new rear springs to cope.

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Follow Up By: mattie - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:28

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 13:28
Hi Captain
i assumed the rear tank was the main tank, the tank is from 4wd systems(www.4wdsystems.com) they also have a 80lt aux tank relpacement as well. I rang a chap locally here in S.A. about suspension and ultimate is all he recomends unless you insist on another because of the service they give. If the suspension is not quite right for you he will swap the springs till it is right they also give a 5year warranty if you purchase both the springs and shocks together(the springs are warranty for life). I didn't think it could get much better than that! now you are scaring me.

Thanks for the follow up MATTIE
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Follow Up By: Hilly - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 05:35

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 05:35
K & N engineering in Canning Vale make their own tanks and will show you the product line from start to finish. I'm pretty sure that theirs is around the 160 - 170 litre mark.

No affiliation but they have set up my last 2 vehicles and I've been extremely happy with their advice and service.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:54

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:54
Mattie,

If you are getting the springs from Ultimate Suspension at Minto NSW, just be carefull. Find out who makes there springs, they could be imported from Inda. The springs have a bad habbit of saging even under a light load. Also check if a shock should happen to let go in Alice Springs for example who is there agent there who can replace the shock on the spot.

I have had a little bit to do with them a few years ago and was not impressed with there product or after sales service.

Go for one of the big players with suspension ARB or TJM they both have nation wide back up.

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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 16:00

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 16:00
Hi I lifted my Gu coil cab 50mm with King coils and Koni shocks , it works great I will be getting poli air bags fitted for the extra weight once my long range tank goes in , hope this helps
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