Coromal Magnum modifications

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007 at 22:02
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Can anyone tell me what the difference if any is in the suspension of the older Coromal Magnums, say around 1999 vintage between on and offroad.

Tossing up whether to buy an on road version and mod it a little but not sure how the independant suspension was set up on those.

Please don't respond telling me to just buy the offroad version as I would if (A) I could find one at all and (B) find one in our price range.

I work in steel fabrication so strengthening and modifying is not a problem just I'm not sure how much more work it would be over a van with normal beam axle suspension. Haven't seen under a Coromal to see the stub axle set up etc and how they are mounted.

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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 00:00

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 00:00
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Follow Up By: tdf - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 07:52

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 07:52
the off road suspension is A arms on each side giving independant operation each side,nothing like the std set up you describe would take complete re engineering to accomplish plus the chassis in off road version is approx 50 % larger in cross section...
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Reply By: fester2au - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 20:11

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 20:11
Sorry tdf slight misdirection in my wording. The beam axle set up I was referrring was the generic standard suspension of most other makes.

I am under the impression that all Coromals are independantly suspended and that is what I want to confirm and whether there are any real differences in the set up of their offroad suspension to their onroad suspension ( other than wheel sizes and botl patterns etc).

Strengthening the A frame and main body to a similar standard as the standard offroad model is also not that difficult as long as the onroad model is cheap enough to buy in the first place.
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Reply By: Member - Mal B - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 20:57

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2007 at 20:57
i have a coromal magnum no ender c f t 410-2 standard model for about 2 years and have been looking to raise my suspension about 100 m, the off model has a heaver chassis draw bar and suspension but my info is the standard model suspension would be ok for off rd with care but lacks height if you contact DAIRO at [dario caravan repairs 0882774388 ]they are in s/a he fits this suspension to most of his units, he quoted me $800.00 to remove build a sub frame and refit [one day] as i live near geelong vic will be looking to do may be later this year [after many phone calls and nett searchs he looks my best bet] hope this helps if you need more info send your phone no and i will give you a call mal b
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Follow Up By: fester2au - Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 21:47

Thursday, Apr 19, 2007 at 21:47
Thanks Mal that's pretty mcuh waht I wanted to know. Just that the layout was the same. The strengthening and raising issue I can deal with. Just haven't ever looked under a Coromal on or offroad.

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