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Unread 2nd March 2018, 06:49 PM
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Looks good! Welcome to the "higher car" club :-)
Thanks Kevin , im so happy to be up here lol
car feels amazing with the lift kit, no adverse reactions to installing the lift at all

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nice looks . just need repaint rims or put better ones and proper tires now.
i want just ask one thing about front spacers camber and caster offsets. like how much they are off. i was reading in other place that its like 0,65-0,7cm more inside. is that about correct ?and it goes to side too not just up. wonder how much to side and how much up from original bolts it goes
Thanks mate, my friend wants to paint my rims black which i will go with eventually lol, and as for new tires ill use the ones i just bought for a bit (still brand new lol) then look at getting a second set of 15" rims and put MT tires on them for sure

next for me is the front shocks and springs, which should lift the car a little in the front end

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Unread 2nd March 2018, 07:02 PM
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A few pics from our day out yesterday prospecting for peridot and Olivine in Mortlake Quarry













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Some of our finds

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So how much ground clearance now you have after lift?
Car should be harder too with new springs so how it feels ?
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Ill have to measure it to check for sure but i think SF foz is 200mm or 210mm clearance stock, all springs i replace are stock hight, and ive added a 2" lift in the front and 2.5" lift in the rear
so i should be around 250-260mm in the front and 263.5-273.5mm in the rear
car is not harder as i replaced my rear shocks ( and will replace my fronts the same) with standard hight king springs, matched with KYB shocks.
if i get any more lift it will eventually be from bigger tires.

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Unread 12th March 2018, 05:12 AM
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So in about 3 weeks time I’ve organized a family trip to the Grampians with 2 family members, myself plus the dog coming along. Originally we thought of taking 2 Cars as we will be prospecting and camping while we are there and need to bring quite a bit of stuff but chances are which ever second car we bring will sustain some damage getting to the camp site as they are normal cars..... not even half my foz’s clearance....
So I looked at getting a cheap trailer for my Foz and the Tow ball and Tongue attachment so I can tow....but I was worried a lot about the drag on my little 2L engine with ....let’s face it..... very limited power to say the least lol
So I told a mate about it and he came through lol
He had a family member who he knew had a trailer that had they owned since new....and they even paid to have it shipped over to Australia when they moved here some years ago.... they weren’t using it any more and it’s perfect for what I want/need lol

A lot of you may think it’s silly

But I’m so happy with it
I got it for $200 delivered from 120ks away and it needs some globes and new tires

Behold.....

The French made Erde 122





This little champion is my first trailer and only weighs in at 75kg lol
A lot of people that own motorbikes and want a trailer choose this one
Can hold a total of 400kgs
So a payload of 325kgs would be max
It’s internal dimensions are very small but perfect for carrying my tent/table/chairs/cooker/tarps/prospecting tools and buckets ect
The internal dimensions are
Length - 1.20m
Width - 0.92m
Depth - 0.35m
It’s a galvanised steel trailer which is why it’s so light
And it uses 8” tyres

So now that I have this trailer I can use my boot space and roof basket plus the mini trailer and I would have more room compared to when I use the back seats for storage when we only need 2 seats, might even be able to leave the subs in for the trip lol.

Tomorrow I’m going to the wreckers straight after night shift to try and get the tow ball and tongue off.

EDIT: i forgot to mention it has a tipping tray
making collecting firewood a walk in the park

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Some examples of ways other people use such a small trailer.







Lol







Interesting to say the least

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Unread 12th March 2018, 06:10 AM
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Yes very interesting small trailer that can do many things.its kinda fits with your forester i think. Haha
So you bought paint for those rims yet? I think my rims looks pretty used and they just look bad from close so i should maybe paint them into something when its get warmer.
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Unread 12th March 2018, 07:28 AM
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Very kool - you'll need to attach mud guards I believe.
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It's a Pokemon trailer!!



Very cute, (I allmost fell off my chair with laughter when I saw yours!)
I think it would fit quite comfortably inside my 7'X4' Mind you, mine wieghs 680KG loaded (I swear it does officer!).
That's with a bloody big camper tent on it though - the camper part alone weighs about 250kg. I'm planning on selling that bit though (another plan of mine is to sitck a hard shell rooftop camper - or build one - on it.)

For $200 I reckon you've got a bargain, well done!
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