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Unread 11th August 2013, 06:13 PM
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Pls refer to post #1 before posting in here - this is a "definitive" thread not a general chat thread - thanks
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I'm now looking at a heavier camper trailer to tow with a heavier ball weight.

Stock, my vehicle has been OK.

My brother, who trained as a motor mechanic, put somewhat heavier Dobinson springs on his Foz and was disappointed at the result when he added his CT.

So reading around, partic. Collyn Rivers' book on CTs, it seems there may be a basic physics problem here.

Ie. the added weight is behind the springs so just lifts up the front end, as the rear wheels just work as a fulcrum, and the heavier the springs the more that is likely to happen.

Sorry Kevin if this is not a contribution to what's 'definitive'. I'll repost elsewhere if you wish.
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Unread 20th August 2013, 04:40 PM
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Good point and worth considering when lifting; thanks Ern
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1. Pricing of kit, both including installation labour and without.

More than most will be prepared to pay
Fully out sourced for a custom solution
I think price not unreasonable for what was done

2. How long you have had the kit installed for (Km and time frame)

1 Week
300 km (so far) - car has 205,000 km
SG5 (May MY2005)

3. Type of lift, be that Spring, Strut or Body lift including combinations.

Longer King Springs +30mm (The ones they keep in stock)

Subtle Solutions Strut top lift blocks

Sumo parts rear trailing arm 50mm Stainless Steel blocks
One of them had a bolt hole out by about 0.5 mm
This then induced more effort for the installer during install

Some other plates/blocks custom made to get front suspension
components operating correctly with the longer structs and lifted body
I do need to go crawling around before I can note them all.

Koni adjustable sport shocks (in OEM struts) required custom aluminium
sleeves/blocks machined and pressed and welded in to get insert to sit
close to neutral with longer spring.

4. Did it allow for larger/better tyres to be fitted and any adverse/complimentary effects it has had on the vehicle

Yes will allow bigger tyres (intend to retain stock size)

5. Supplier of the kit (E.g - BYB, Scorpion, home fabricated,etc) and the service (how they operated, do they post/is it install only etc) or if you installed it yourself

Various (as above) with a suspension expert doing the fitting
and custom parts with a subcontractor for fabrication where
required.

6. And how it is holding up, what sort of punishment it has had, trips completed, etc.

Yet to find out. Fraser Island for xmas will be first full trip.
Some Toolangi state forest trails this weekend will help
loosen/settle install before a check up and follow up alignment

Heights on Each wheel changed as follows:
From wheel center to bottom edge of wheel arch:

Right Rear 390mm to 470mm (had a collapsed SLS)
Left Rear 410mm to 470mm

Right Front 430mm to 480mm
Left Front 440mm to 480mm
no idea why Left Front was a little higher to begin
yes I double/tripled checked the measure)

before and after measured with 1/2 tank of fuel (spare wheel in wheel well)
Before with 205,000 km, After with about 200 km after fitting.

The drive is ...
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Unread 28th May 2015, 04:49 PM
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kit cost….
used XT struts..free
1" king springs front and rear…$480ish
3" strut spacers…home made

the lift has been installed for a little over a year with 10K on it
(no CV issues)

the lift allowed for a much bigger tire 235/75/15 Mud Claw….(with the combination of Bassett DOT racing wheels with a 3" backspacing)

it has been put through some moderate to heavy trail conditions…
(the bumpers and winch are very new additions and have not yet been tested)
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Sound like a pretty awesome setup. Some photos would be good.
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My car is a MY07 XT

Front:
  • KYB Excel G Struts
  • Standard Spring
  • 50mm Scorpion Strut lift.
Rear:
  • KYB Excel G Struts
  • Dobinsons Standard Springs (+10mm, 190lbs/inch)
  • 40mm Subaxtreme Strut lift.
  • 50mm Trailing arm spacer - homemade
  • Whiteline camber bolts


I believe this is the perfect setup because it:
  • Maintains factory wheel alignment specs
  • Maintains factory ride comfort
  • Retains articulation and suspension droop
  • CV angles are not ridiculous. Outside ridges in the CV Boots aren’t rubbing when compressed.
  • Allows for 100kg on the towball and some boot luggage without dragging the bum.
  • Makes the vehicle sit in nice visual proportion with the 215/70r16 BF Goodrich AT tires.
If using all new parts this setup would cost about $1600 + labour.
I picked up discounted/used parts and installed them myself so kept the cost under $1000

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I didn't now this thread existed lol.

1. Pricing of kit, both including installation labour and without.
I own the business lol, but it retails for $1090

2. How long you have had the kit installed for (Km and time frame)
About 3 years now, about 30,000km

3. Type of lift, be that Spring, Strut or Body lift including combinations.
Combination, t's what I call the 3.5" Monster Lift Kit:
Raised springs,
2" strut top spacers,
3" trailing arm spacers
1" body spacers
SG rear struts

4. Did it allow for larger/better tyres to be fitted and any adverse/complimentary effects it has had on the vehicle
Yes, I run 28" Kumho muddies with no rubbing.
No adverse effects, in fact it handles the best of any car I've owned! Due to the camber & caster offset & HD raised springs

5. Supplier of the kit (E.g - BYB, Scorpion, home fabricated,etc) and the service (how they operated, do they post/is it install only etc) or if you installed it yourself
SubieLiftOz - www.subieliftoz.com

6. And how it is holding up, what sort of punishment it has had, trips completed, etc.
I've just completed 10,000kms gruelling testing around the outback on tracks like the Gunbarrel & Gary Hwys, Gary Junction Rd, Madigan Line (Simpson Desert), etc. Tested were 2x Monster body lift kits (my SF Foz & a gen 2 Liberty) & a 2" strut lift kit (SG Foz). All performed flawlessly on extremely harsh tracks. Of the other 4 cars, with lift kits from others, 3 had failures. These tracks were extremely difficult with unrelenting, brutal corrugations, washouts, bogs, potholes, termite mounds. You name it, we had it lol.
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