extractors and 1"lift

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:25
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Hi all just a quick question as anyone put extractors and a 1" lift on a 1994 4.2 gq efi.if so how much did it cost and is it worth it ? and is it alot of work???? Voxson ill talk to Josie about the lift etc
thanks regards uppy
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Reply By: simon - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:15

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:15
i would not waste my time and money with a 1" lift.
would go 2" as minimum
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:08

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:08
thanks simon im going 2"
regards uppy
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:28

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:28
uppy.... My springs are 2" and i was asking $50.....the lot.....
I would'nt bother with extractors....
The whole job would take 4 hours at the most but you will need a pair of spring compressors.......
The front is 3/4's of the work and the rear is easy peasy.......___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:12

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:12
Hi Voxson.What would be the total cost to instore the 2" lift and what do i need apart from spring compressors.As i still need to talk the wife into it
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:05

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:05
you dont need a spring compressor, undo the sway bar and shockies put the chassis on stands and lower diff to the ground and simply pull old springs out and fit new ones, the front springs are marked right and left for the camber of the road so watch for that. Col
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 22:37

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 22:37
Truckster has made a good offer of the rear springs.........As Colin said you may not need the compressors but they are not a bad security blanket.... The compressors cost about $20 and the springs are looking cheaper all the time...___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Reply By: RenoRXGQ - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:51

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:51
I've got the same vehicle with 2inch lift and extractors. Would not bother with the extractors unless the manifold is busted which was my case(well the flange where it joins with the main pipe....
agree with above statement re suspension. why waste your time/money with 1" lift....
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:19

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:19
Thanks RenoRXGQ im going for a 2" lift and im dropping the idea of extactors until something breaks .What year is your RX ,i love them what problems have you had. Ive replace fuel pump at 130,000 kms and also the brake cylinder.and Ive had problems with the a/c.also the inside lights dont go.Apart from that a great truck
regards uppy
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Reply By: SupaMav - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 14:37

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 14:37
I had a 4-inch lift and changed back to a 2-inch lift (swb) and am much happier with the 2-inch. I'd consider that a minimum. I've also got the 'stractors, but only because the exhaust manifold was cracked. To be honest, I couldn't tell the difference in performance . . . even with a free flowing exhaust.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:21

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:21
Thanks SupaMav will go 2"
regards uppy
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 16:42
I also had extractors and wouldnt bother wasting the coin...

As others have said, dont bother with 1 inch lift not worth the $..

Then again if your suspension is stock and shagged, replacing with STOCK suspension height will give you more than 1inch lift due to sag...
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:24

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:24
Hi Truckster will go 2"and forget the extracters until something breaks.Do you have any idea how much it costs to do a 2" lift
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:48

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:48
Where are you located??

I have some 2inch rear springs you can HAVE.. They are King Springs and a bloke was chucking them out, I said I'll take em incase someone wants them.

Im in Melbourne.
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Reply By: RenoRXGQ - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 13:56

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 13:56
uppy,
sorry long time to reply have been out of town. I have a 94 Rx dual fuel 190K on the clock.
No major faults to date:
front drivers side wheel bearing totally buggered
passenger side rear axle seal fixed three times

truck has developed a clunking noise from the front somewhere which I suspect is the body mounts or front trailing arm bushes going on discussions on this forum.
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Reply By: Mick - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 18:53

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 18:53
Ive got some extractors if you really want them, but to make them go better, youll have to replace the hole exhaust with a larger pipe system.
$150 bucks and their yours, call me on 02 9620 1208 for details,
Ask for Mick.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 00:44

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 00:44
Oi Mick,

you got a radiator shroud for GQ, complete??

I need the lower, ridding the body lift, and mate in Penrith needs the whole thing apart from lower section.
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