GU suspension lift

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
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This is the 2nd time we've ripped the rear lights out could i have the pros and cons on lifting the patrol 2" besides the obvious mods what other areas need to be addressed ,cheers.
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Reply By: Sambo - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
As for cons to a 2" lift I cant think of any as it is a rather simple task. Pro's are better clearance, load carrying, wheel travel/articulation if you get longer shocks. As for other areas to be addressed with a 2" lift there aren't any as your brakelines, diff breathers should already be long enough to handle that lift it is only when you start lifting 4" or more that other areas need addressing. Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
You would be talking about ripping them out of the rear bar??
Your not the lone ranger there, Im on the patrol list, 500+ members, and regularly when someone is out playin they pop out!

They just leave them out now, or have fitted other rear bars such as the Kaymar etc and have fitted the Arab Spec lights to the rear of the car so you have full lights.
Arab spec lights are available from www.offroad.au.com

The suspension lift wont help 100%, as they pop/jar out more than bash out...

Roly has a 6in lift and his popped out regularly :(

Depending where you live, TJM 3inch lift kit (XGS shocks, series 2000 springs) is a good thing, fitted by Alan at Outback accessories in Seaford Vic in the GQ before I went to the 6in Bigballs kit fitted by Total 4wd Center Epping Vic..

Another option is Body lift, but getting engineers on a GU with Airbags and a body lift is hard to find... :(
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
Truckster,What is the Patrol list? I have had my tail lights fall apart on my GU and Nissan told me I am the only one to complain.( I know they were telling porkys to me.)I would like to have contact with someone who has had a victory over them. Ray
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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 27, 2002 at 00:00
ray, here ya go.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD
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Reply By: ray91 - Monday, Oct 28, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Oct 28, 2002 at 01:00
The Arab spec lights are illegal in aus ,the lights cannot be clearly seen because of the rear mounted spare wheel. ADR rules.They can be used with the bumper lights, but then there is no point in changing.
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Reply By: damien - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:00
Ray, i've heard that reason before & it has always baffled me.

How is it then, that the tailights on my Jackaroo are in full operation & my spare wheel is mounted in the same position as the Patrol's?

I have seen other 4by's around (with rear mounted spare) where the taillights are operational !!
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Damo,

It may be because the Patrol has such a large wide tyre, that the indicators wont meet the ADR's. I think the spec required over here is that the indicator can be seen from a 45 degree angle on the opposite side of the vehicle. So a spare 245/70/16 may very well meet this requirement, though a 265/75/16 may restrict this field of vision.

Interestingly though the current Discovery runs them in the rear bumper, and as far as I know the new about to be released facelift actually runs them in the normal light cluster. There is always an exception hey!

Regards
Slunnie
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