body lift

Submitted: Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 20:46
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Hi guys , me again , has anyone lifted a 80 series with a 4 " lift , I am getting a reading of 845 mm on the rear ,I thought I should have at least 860 mm . With my 2 " lift I was getting 810 mm ,

My previous front reading was 770 mm & now is 840 , this seams ok , but the car look like it still needs the extra 25 mm in the rear ,

If anyone can shed some light I would appreciate it,

The springs I fitted on sunday dropped down to 825 mm this morning , now with this set its up 10 mm so total 835.

My gas talnk is full and so is the fuel tank , I cant see it dropping 25 mm just beacause of that !

By the way the springs a king springs

thanks in advance Craigs hut 2003
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 22:55

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 22:55
How big is your tank? If its a 150ltr thats around 150kgs, it makes a difference. But shouldnt be 25mm.

Could be the wrong springs for your car, but the probem you have is that you will end up with the old Sandman Van look that lots of 80s have when you are MT if you go longer springs.

Or is it the front springs are too hard, designed for more weight. If they were the front end would sit up higher.

You cant do a body lift of one end, you will bleep the body work.
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Reply By: Tony - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 07:34

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 07:34
You could try a spacer under the rear springs to bring it back level but my guess it will still drop with weight in the back, maybe go Polly Air as well.

The final thing is to go back to where you got the springs and get them to re-match for the weight you carry.
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Reply By: Member - Kim and Paul - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:19

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:19
Eric, did you do your measurements from the bottom of the wheel arch to the centre of the wheel or to the ground? I have a 4" lift on my 80 series but I have 35" tyres, so if it was to the ground it may be different. If you you can tell me where you measured from I will have a look when I get home tonight and will let you know.

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 19:03

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 19:03
the meassurments are taken from the bottom of the" rim ",to the bottom of the wheel arch ( gxl flairs ) this is done so it dosnt matter what size tyre you have , you will always get the same reading .

I went back today to the place of purchase and was give two 30 mm spacers for the top of the spring ,
I now have a reading of 855 mm on the rear . So I am a happy camper

before spacers were fitted , these are the measurments taken from the front and rear of the side step and ground

front 525 rear 525

now f 525 ( same ) rear is 545 a 20 mm diffrence to allow for full loads , Craigs hut 2003
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Reply By: The Moose - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 13:34

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 13:34
Hi Eric
Those springs - are they the progressive variety? If so you may well find that the full load of fuel will make them drop quite a bit. They are designed that way - initially soft then become stiffer as weight is added. I recall having some on my previous cruiser and whilst they were very comfy for around town when empty they certainly felt any weight and made the rear drop. However if the springs are linear then there must be another reason. PS mine were not a 4" lift but I assume the degree of lift would not affect that characteristic of soft when empty.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 19:11

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 19:11
thanks for all the help guys , problem is solved , as aboveCraigs hut 2003
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