Body lift on RA Rodeo

Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 10:08
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Hi All,

I've got a pretty new Rodeo and it has been suggested to give it a 2" lift to help with clearance.

I'm not after spending thousands on the thing as I will never be entering the Tuff Truck challenge with it, but am after some advise.

Will I have to replace the current shocks and/or springs?

What sort of bucks am I looking at?

Any suggestions of a reputable place in northern Sydney?

Any ideas if this causes problems with warranty?

Thanks very much.

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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11:21

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11:21
Actually I think that should have been a SUSPENSION lift, not a body lift.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 12:59

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 12:59
Gday Smocky

1. Depending on how much travel your shocks have left in them after the lift (Meaning will the shocks top out on full suspension travel). A suspension place will be able to tell you this before the lift.

2. Don’t know the rodeo suspension set up; be prepared to spend at least $1000 installed without shocks

3. Do not live in Sydney but try people like Lovell’s, ARB or TJM.

4. Check with Holden about the warranty thing.

As you say you are not entering the tuff truck challenge and unless you are doing heavy off road driving heavy duty shocks are not a requirement, so if the standard shocks are big enough stay with them and save some money then put some bigger ones on when you’ve got a bit of spear cash.

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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 20:52

Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 20:52
G'day smocky,
had my ra for a few months now and just sorting this same isue at the moment.

front, 7 turns on torsion bar gave me 35mm with plenty of travel left and no alignment problems. off road with 265/75/16 tyres another 15 mm all up 50mm lift.

rear, leaf springs even after 2 years, best you can get is tough dog 45mm increase.
put some on went for medium ride and it is a good ride. went to fraser island with full load and lost about 25 mm. they have settled a bit already now got about 35 mm unloaded increase from original but remember original drops 20 mm in 6 months.

no shocker or ride problems and as i have some more big trips planned have ordered polairs for the rear to hold the 45 mm increase and will most prob. crank another 10 mm in front.

tough dog springs were $750 fitted polair about $400

my dealer said ok for suspension, tyres up to you.

regards peter
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Reply By: hilux bert - Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 14:47

Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 14:47
gday smocky. Mannell motors in thornleigh is probably the most reputable 4x4 suspension etc specialist in nthn syd. they should be able to help and if they can't they'll find something or someone who can.
enjoy the dirt
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