nissan patrol zd30 lift kits

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:02
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hi guys, this ones probably been done to death, but im looking at lifting my 2000 gu. so many on the market, and im also unsure of negative side effects. Id like to hear from anyone thats been down this road
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Reply By: cookie1 - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:17

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:17
Hi Kiwi,

I have had 5 x Patrols but 1 x 2003 & 1 x 2009 both had Old Man Emu 2" lifts installed by ARB Elizabeth and I have been really pleased with the resaults on both. So pleased that I have had the same put on to my new 200 series cruiser.

Cheers

Colin
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Follow Up By: kiwi patrol - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:26

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:26
Thanks colin, your not the first to happy with old man emu! Just out of curiosity, after 5 patrols, what made you go to the dark side!?
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:53

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:53
Unfortunately, very poor Nissan service attitude, bought 2 brand new Patrols from the same dealer, had it serviced by them religiously and then after doing 29,000km on the last one and having to replace a clutch told I don't know how to drive a manual.

I have been told by a few qualified people that the Dual Mass flywheels allow the clutch to slip hence the issue, when it comes time, replace yours with a solid mass and stay away from the CRD as they gulp fuel like no tomorrow 23L / 100km.

Landcruiser 200 GX 18L/100km and getting better - even with an automatic box, I am truly sold, overtaking is no longer a "slingshot" affair with the raw power giving me the confidence to overtake.

Cheers

Colin
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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:51

Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 at 20:51
I don't own a patrol and never have however been a mechanic for 25 years working on 4wd as the majority including my own workshop.
Firstly pick your budget then pick your suspension.
For the live axle vehicle I would put koni shocks and king springs as the premium option.
On a mid budget option I used to use EFS. Never had a problem and value for money.
No matter what brand you buy there will be some that hate it and some that love it. For the ones that state they hate it you need to read into it weather they have given a reason for it. I have ARB shocks in my 80 series as they were in it when I bought it and I left it as there was nothing wrong with them. I find them to be a little to harsh for my liking. I have EFS springs and they are great.
The best shocks I have ever owned were bilsteins and lovel springs in a prado. The best handling, smoothest and comfortable ride I have ever had however expensive.
My 2 bobs worth.
Scott
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