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Date Registered: 03-2007
Location: Sydney
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Is it just me or has someone else thought to themselves that the $400 cost for spacers is extremely overpriced for something that can be built from a few bits of scrap.
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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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Is it just me or has someone else thought to themselves that the $400 cost for spacers is extremely overpriced for something that can be built from a few bits of scrap.



 A bit harsh there mate. If you are prepared to risk not only you your family lives, but other road users by user 'a few bits of scrap', to make this spacer, go for it. If you get the chance to see one of these spacers, you will take your 'bits of scrap' comment back. They are engineered to the highest of standards and the workmanship is amazing. Considering that a failure of one of these spacers at high speed would probably result in catastrophic consequences, I would be prepared to pay the $400 for peace of mind. Yeah I have seen cheaper DIY and 'back yard' jobs, but why bother reinventing the wheel. These guys have already made a top ENGINEERED product.

 No I don't have these in my exy, I ended up going for the Pedders spring lift. But only because I needed a heavier spring rating and not just a lift.

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Date Registered: 07-2005
Location: central coast nsw
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sorry if this has been covered, 30 pages is to many!

is there much body roll with the spring lift?
does if feel washy through corners?

a mate of mine has a lifted hilux and if feels horible, i wouldnt want the x to feel like this!

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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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Matt,
 The higher springs actually have a firmer compression rate, which equates to a more controlled ride. Heavy breaking no longer results in those massive nose dives. As for cornering, I think my exy sits flatter then the rental I currently have. Not sure if this is attributed to the strut bar, but I can't push stock rental as much as my exy around tight corners. On long constant corners, I find that the rental tends to 'wallow' through it and needs constant correction of the steering wheel, whereas mine sits flat. Hops this helps.

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Brett,

A LOT of the firmer cornering is attributed to the strut bar indeed. I still remember the way Nath swerved into a side street when I alerted him on the UHF that he was about to miss the turn-off. I was amazed to see such a sharp turn being performed in a 4WD.

So I guess that the spring lift alone would not give you that type of firmer cornering but it should definitely improve with heavy breaking.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Hi all
Though I would give you guys an update. It's been 4 months that I have had the lifted springs (40mm) and the spacers (50mm) on the x-trail. Over the weekend I did strip them down, inspected then repacked. For those who where skeptic, good news no abnormal wear.
I have been giving it heaps, from getting airborne & driving it like I stole it from Australia post.

The reason for the strip down is I have been doing a lot of water crossings and it was parked in a bit of water for an hour or two.

But all was good


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BW,
 Just a couple of questions mate, how angled are your front cv's with the 90mm lift, what tyres you running and any pics. Sounds like it sits very high. emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2005
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I'd love to see some pics too emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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BillieWally wrote:

The reason for the strip down is I have been doing a lot of water crossings and it was parked in a bit of water for an hour or two.




How deep was the water for you to be worried enough to strip them down? emoticon

Also looking forward to photos! 90mm lift must make it look like it's on steroids, and probably put some of the other real 4WD to shame!


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HI guys,
I will be able to get you some photos in a few weeks, as back to work for 2 weeks tomorrow.
I have now Goodyear wranglers, 215/75 R15 tyres. Which I'm happy with wear wise. I did go through a set of A/T's Dueler's within 5000km, and that included rotating then around 2000km.

As I have said in previous posts. The angle of the CV when the vehicle is at rest, is slightly different to a vehicle that has only got spacers. But when driving the vehicle hard, it still has the same suspension travel. (Limited by the shocky and bump stops) Yes it may ride 12 or so % higher, but still within the travel limit of the shocky and bump stop.

Water deepth? well the wheel bearings where under water



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