Adjusting hilux/prado suspension

Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 10:55
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Does anyone know if the front of the Prado standard suspenion has any adjustments for height etc I have a new hilux which is similar to the Prado and have to wait a few weeks for aftermarket suspenion and what to know if I can adjust the standard suspension untill the aftermarket ones arrive.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:51

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:51
Hi Hound
I think the quick answer is no. There is no adjustment in the suspension as the front end is the prado strut and coil set up and the rear has leaf springs. As set up is same as the prado and the leaves aren't much different, it shoud be long till there is something on the market

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Crazie
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Reply By: Griddo - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 13:20

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 13:20
Hound

Would it be possible after you take a few measurements before and after. Took the companies new one out yesterday and will be spending a bit of time in the workshop this afternoon straightening out the sump guard and working out if it can be strengthend.

Did a couple of measurements between two new hilux with and without winch bars. The one with the winch is 20mm lower on the bottom of the bar

Would be greatly appreciated
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Follow Up By: hound - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 14:03
See what I can do. Your problem will be your using the standard suspension with more weight in the front. A change of suspenion is whats needed. Also the standard tyres are too small.

I'm running 31-10.5 at the moment, but they rub due to the large offset rims. I will change to navara offset rims and see what that does. Hopefully when I change the suspension I will be able to up tyre size.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:37

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 17:37
Hi.
If after market springs are not on tghe shevles yet and you need to lift you truck why not get a spring maker to coil up a set for you.
In NZ springs from a spring maker are a little cheaperthan the after market products. the spring maker can set the springs to suit your needs as an individual thing, the wire is usually hot wound which, I think results in a more durable product
Ray
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:52

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:52
No they are not adjustable but certainly for the Prado there is an aftermarket adjustable suspension available. If you let me know how to contact you I can put you in touch with the right people.
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Reply By: time waster - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 08:32

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 08:32
hound i have just measured from the cement to top of wheel arch and measures 832mm, i have the factory steel bar also a 9000 warn,the winch hangs a long way in front of the wheels which would increase the spring load.i would be intersted to know what the hight was before bar/winch
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Reply By: time waster - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 08:34

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 08:34
also what are you changing on the suspension leaf and springs what height are you going and is it expensive? thanks
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Reply By: desray - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11:50

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11:50
Hound The standard suspension is not adjutsable . I have a Prado with Bilstein front shocks.They have an adjustable spring seat ( up / down ) so you can lift or lower the front.Check with Bilstein they may do shocks for the new Hilux.
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