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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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Finally have everything I need. Now I just need a tonne of spare time to install it all :/

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Ps. That's a stock spring, just placed it there to show the spacer in action.

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Think you should edit the thread to be The Mutant not the monster (it's all good). or maybe the Neverending Story, but that applies to even me as always more wanted.
Where will it ALL END???
Have fun. Looking good.

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Date Registered: 03-2012
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Alright, so mission accomplished.. the spacers are finally in. Gave me quite a lift (need to measure it for the exact gains, but I'm not fussed as it performed quite well in the blue mountains over the weekend). Currently the front of the exy now has a total lift of 3 inches (it's probable I've actually achieved more), next task will be the rear subframe lift to match.

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Was a massive hassle, as the top of the spacers didn't tightly fit the existing mount at the top, but my old man and I banged heads a few times and came up with a solution. Quite happy with the result if I do say so myself emoticon

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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has this changed the angles of your cv's much? would be good to see a side on photo too emoticon

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Date Registered: 03-2012
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I'd assume so max; since my resting vehicle(and diff) height is now a bit higher, subsequently the cv's would be reaching down to the wheels a little more too. It got a serious testing in the blue mountains around Mt Walker straight after it was installed and coped quite well, so short of any general increase in wear, I doubt I'll have any issues. Doesn't feel massively different to drive or anything, but there's a noticeable difference when cornering at speed as the COG is now higher and probably also a little towards the rear until I get around to lifting that too emoticon You can see by the gap between the top of the tyre and the wheel flare that the front now sits visibly higher than the rear (it was the complete opposite before I installed the spacers)

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Date Registered: 03-2012
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So some idiot that calls himself a mate gave me a call Sunday arvo "for a quick hand" about 5kms from home. He'd just bought a gq patrol and diffed it out on the way home... so I head out and from the road he guides me in to where his car is.. 2.5hrs of self-recovery later (my mistake for trusting a sh!t guide) and I get to his car. 5mins later I've successfully snatched out a gq patrol with at least a 6" lift and 35's.. in my hearty Nissan Xtrail emoticon

Unfortunately there was nobody there to video the actual snatch and it was pitch blackby the time we got to his car anyway. But here's what I did manage to get emoticon


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After I pulled the stupid sod out.

And the funniest video to ever exist!
http://youtu.be/XQ9huRF_Kuw

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Date Registered: 05-2005
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That's cool ride indeed Ian.
I like your concept for modifications, good luck and keep going. emoticon

anyway, I think you have an inner clearance issue from your pics, because of you have big tyres installed on it.

How do you solve that ploblem?
Did you complete to solve it with only liftted up the SUSPENSION?

** sorry for my broken english. emoticon


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quote:

xtraildream wrote:

That's cool ride indeed Ian.
I like your concept for modifications, good luck and keep going. emoticon

anyway, I think you have an inner clearance issue from your pics, because of you have big tyres installed on it.

How do you solve that ploblem?
Did you complete to solve it with only liftted up the SUSPENSION?

** sorry for my broken english. emoticon



Your English is fine, mate, all good. I don't have any clearance issues at all anymore, havent for quite a long time now. I've cut all the interfering bumpers, flares and wheel arches back, so nothing touches the tyres except the ground they're in contact with emoticon ps. Your ride was quite an inspiration for mine, although the parts on yours are quite difficult to get over here so I had to get creative!

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I don't have any clearance issues at all anymore, havent for quite a long time now. I've cut all the interfering bumpers, flares and wheel arches back, so nothing touches the tyres except the ground they're in contact with



Hi Ian,
I'm so sorry...
I missed on checking your posts!!

You've already posted about my asking in the past, haven't you?

It was tough and great jobs, wasn't it? emoticon

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Date Registered: 03-2012
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I managed to pick up a used gme tx3200 for less than $60 all up and I've had the parts for a while. Had an unexpected day off yesterday so finally got around to installing it. Getting through the firewall was a pain, but feels good to have done another modification myself emoticon cheers to ToddyH for the tips on wiring. I added an accessible mini-blade fuse into the wiring for convenience/curbing the paranoia.

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The fuse wiring is held up by a clip when it's not needed, so nothing can snag on it.

Some may have already noticed, by I installed the antenna and cable a few weeks ago.
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