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Spring /Body Lifts..?

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04 Feb 2011 16:49 #10942 by lukeyblunt
Spring /Body Lifts..? was created by lukeyblunt
Just a quick, dumb question.
What's the difference between the two..?
and where would be the best palce to start?
Thanks all!

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04 Feb 2011 17:03 - 04 Feb 2011 17:06 #10943 by biggaz
Replied by biggaz on topic Re: Spring /Body Lifts..?
Spring lift, uses longer springs to give the lift say 2 or 3 inch longer than standard, either longer springs or spacers on top of normal springs to give the effect of longer springs

Body lift, uses spacers to lift actual car body off the chassis by however many inch. Basically detach body from chassis, lift and fit the spacer in the gap.
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04 Feb 2011 17:24 #10946 by panosd
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Better way is using springs. With this way you avoid getting high your cars weight center.

Its better during off-road. More articulation,better off-road and on road response.

Body lift is usually being used after tuning suspension in order to fit bigger tires.

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05 Feb 2011 19:22 #11043 by lukeyblunt
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Super ! Thanks.
So they both similarly increase /improve ground clearance ..?

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05 Feb 2011 19:25 #11045 by lukeyblunt
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I ask, because i noticed the flex in the suspension when just one wheel was on slightly higher ground.

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And i quite liked the outcome !!
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06 Feb 2011 12:40 #11090 by mkay
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is that tyre bald?

you go north, then north some more, then a little north east you see the forest? thats us!

why does mainland uk exclude the highlands? its the same bloody island!

we have 0 traffic officers and 0 speed cameras and our traffic warden is a retired marine not a retired criminal.. makes up for the...

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06 Feb 2011 12:51 #11091 by lukeyblunt
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Nah, it's just very very stock. They're 9 months old.

I need to persuade my folks to let me get a heftier set. but they're scared it'll dangerously reduce road traction.
Any way to convince them otherwise..?

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06 Feb 2011 16:27 #11099 by biggaz
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All terrains should be fine!

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06 Feb 2011 17:07 #11103 by adamjimny
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biggaz wrote: All terrains should be fine!


agreed some insa rangers look good and cheaply priced or general grabbers are used lots on jimnys and seem to perform very very well. id go general grabbers to be honest

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06 Feb 2011 17:11 #11104 by lukeyblunt
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Thanks very much !
www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m26b1635s257p59551
Would these fit..? - stock springs ect (no lift).

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06 Feb 2011 17:13 #11106 by adamjimny
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lukeyblunt wrote: Thanks very much !
www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m26b1635s257p59551
Would these fit..? - stock springs ect (no lift).


yeah they are stock size (as standard) i quite like the look of the rangers and my insa's seem to be hard wearing

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06 Feb 2011 17:16 #11107 by lukeyblunt
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Superb ! Thanks very much :)
I dont suppose you have any pics of yours with chunkier tyres but without the lift..?
I'm curious to see what it looks like.

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