Need lift due to longrange tank...

Submitted: Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 14:28
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I need advice on OME 864s for an 80 series. I installed a 170L tank in the rear some time ago and I think I've got 862s or 3s.

Ive noticed with earlier questions on this site that other 80s owners put 864s in and it stops the sag when full.
The one major concern is that with 270L of fuel, 100L of water plus another 100kgs of gear will it remain 'not' sagged. I was hoping with a suspension upgrade with 864s the vehicle could be fully loaded and hopefully have a bit more clearance between the tank and the ground as an added bonus.

Over the last few years I've bottomed out a few times resulting in a large dent in the tank.

If anyone has similar payloads with 864s or higher please let me know. As I live in the country it's bloody hard trying to get an ARB salesperson a description over the phone and I think that someone who's gone through my predicament would have more experience anyway.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 15:40

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 15:40
Chris Try here.

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Reply By: Coops - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 17:13

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 17:13
I have 190 Litre tank at rear and fitted King Springs (864's) along with Polyair springs (bags) and haven't had an issue at all. My tanks are usually always full as are my drawers so the weight is right up there too.
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Reply By: pappas - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 21:20

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 21:20
Polyairs would be the way to go. There designed for just that, towing or heavy loads, no need to replace springs, about $300-$400 i think.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:53

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 22:53
Chris, Have same set up on 80 series, with out the water, and have had lovells H/D standard height fitted. Very little sag with full fuel, drawers, and boarding school requirements for daughter - enough said!

Put Polyairs on 12 months ago, and to be honest, haven't noticed a big difference. Didn't use them over 15 psi. One's buggered now anyway. Live south of Winton, so our roads aren't that great, but haven't marked the tank yet!

The old 80's cool site mentioned changing to 864's, but don't remember the results. Hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Chris - Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 23:13

Monday, Feb 24, 2003 at 23:13
Thanks, I found some bits on 80s cool and most reports of the 864s are favourable. Unfortunately I've read a few stories about the poly bags having blowouts especially with very heavy loads in difficult to extreme terrain. I'd prefer to add the extra hard springs and carry a heavy fuel load all the time. I don't drive it much except for going away so comfort shouldn't be an issue.
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