Frontera suspension lift

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:05
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G'day all,
lots of people have different opinions regarding winding up the torsion bars on 4wd's.

What I'm interested is experience of people who have wound up the front of their STANDARD fronteras - mine is a 2001 V6SE and I want to lift it a little bit.

Who has wound theirs up, how far, and to what affect. I want to know if I'll brake something or loose too much droop if I do it.

My old man tells me he wound up the front of his old rodeo and used it for years with no problem.

I want to know if I should invest in a set of RockCrawlers or something for the front if I do this.

Next the rear - what are my options and roughly what cost. I'm not so stressed about the rear, but obviously a little lift here would be good with that bloody low fuel tank. I doubt I'll go to oversize rubber as cost etc probably isn't worth it for the amount of off road it will do - plus as it does roughly 70% on road tyre wear of decent off road rubber will be too high and cost way too much. So will probably stay with standard tyre sizes but shift to coopers or bf goodridges.

cheers and thanks for your help

stu
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Reply By: Member - rengatt (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:49

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 10:49
Hi Stu,

the following posts all relate to suspension on Fronteras
Post ID 4986
Post ID 19096
Post ID 13023

check them out as they may assist

cheers,

rengatt
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 14:05

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 14:05
Stui,
You will loose surspension down travel and in some areas you may have a wheel hanging in mid airwith loss of traction from the front axel but I have only had this happen twice and was still able to get past that spot in the track.
You will also notice it is a lot fimer in the front end. Apart from that no worries.
Vince
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Reply By: Richard & Leonie - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 21:57

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 21:57
We had ours wound up 50mm when we fitted Series 2000 suspension. We have covered over 40,000ks which includes a trip to the Cape. I am an old fart so I do not go like a bull at the gate so we have not pounded the car. No problems to date. The front end is stiffer and on big bumps it can bottom out, or reverse to that.

Front tyre wear can be a problem and I think a trip to an alignment specialist may be in order. I use Cooper ST for normal running and Cooper HT for the bush.

I have to carry a stool for me poor old Mum to get in and out of the car!
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