Coil spacers

Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:46
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Thinking about fitting some 30 to 40 mm coil spacers to the Pootrol (2002)....can this be done with the poly air bags fitted ?
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:55

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 22:55
Shouldn't be a problem at all. I have 5" Lovells springs (sits about 4" higher than standard; but I've got a lot of extra weight at the back) and I have Polyairs too.
I'm assuming you're keeping the OE springs?
I've thought about adding the spacers too.......AFAIK 30mm are the biggest you can buy?
Cheers
Roachie
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:08

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:08
What is the reason for it?
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Follow Up By: govo - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:10

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:10
cheap and quick lift...don't really want to fork out for a complete lift kit...thought this way would be easier to do
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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:54

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:54
New light/medium duty rear coils with approx 40mm lift should not cost you anymore than $150.00
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:55

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:55
Sorry, that should read $250.00
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:51

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:51
I agree. Coil spacers are a bodge job.
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Reply By: Redeye - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 06:53

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 06:53
I put 30mm spacers on my GU a couple of months ago. Give me a lift and I noted the vehicle was quiter with less road noise through the suspension. The original spacers were almost non existant.

Good value at $100 self installed.

Redeye
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Reply By: P.G. (Tas) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 07:24

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 07:24
Hey guys, don't forget to fit longer shocks with those spacers, nasty feeling hearing the shocks pulling apart or bottoming out.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - andrew B (WA) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 07:35

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 07:35
Was thinking about fitting these to mine. I figured the origional suspension will have sagged the 30 odd mm, so longer coils wouldn't be required. I could be a little misguided though

Andrew
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Follow Up By: muzzimbidgie - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:47

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:47
PG. The GU already comes with long travel shocks. You would need to lift it a fair bit more than 50mm to get to the limit of the standard socks.
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Follow Up By: P.G. (Tas) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:06

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:06
G'day Muzz, I put King springs under my GU III (nominal 50mm) and found that with one side of the sway bar disconnected the shocks were at full extension. I replaced them with the appropriate Koni's and found another 2 inches of travel with no shock bottoming.

Cheers

Peter
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Follow Up By: muzzimbidgie - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:26

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:26
AH YES.....once you lift em AND disconnect the sway bar, well what can I say. That's a whole different ball game.

The original post said 30 to 40mm lift.
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Reply By: Member - Charlie S (VIC) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 15:26

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 15:26
You may need to look at extending the "bump stop" to ensure the spring doesn't bind.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: govo - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:04

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:04
now there is something l never thought of.....ty charlie
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