Go Back   4x4 Community Forum > All about vehicles > Vehicle & Technical Chat - General > Toyota


Toyota Lead the way!


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28-08-11, 06:29 PM
WayneMan WayneMan is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gauteng
Age: 41
Posts: 287
Default KZ-TE Suspension Upgrade

Hi Guys

Im pretty new to all this and Im trying to understand how the suspension on my vehicle works and what are the best options available in terms of upgrades.

I've always maintained that the standard wheels on my KZ-TE look a bit small.
I would like to beef up and improve the suspension and ground clearance, but Im not entirely sure where to start. What are my options ?
Bigger tyres, new springs / shocks, body life kits etc etc

Please could you help and give pro's / con's for the various options.

Much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old 28-08-11, 06:39 PM
Liaan's Avatar
Liaan Liaan is offline
Member (ex ToyotaMan)
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lichtenburg
Age: 34
Posts: 1,008

Hi Wayne


The normal tyre size for the KZ is 245/75 R15(or 30 9.5 R15)
You can fit 265/70or75(not exactly sure) R15 (or 31 10.5 R15 without modifications if I'm correct.

This will definetly increase your vehicles height. +- 20mm

This is the first mod I'll do on a 4x4.

If you still need more clearance you can the fit OME, IRonman, TJM, Mikem ETc Etc suspension. This will give you an additional 50mm clearance.

20mm and 50 mm doesn't sound like much but will make a huge difference.
Your vehicle would also be a little heavier on fuel.

Good luck!


Almal kry die voorreg om onnosel te wees, net jammer party maak misbruik daarvan

Reply With Quote
Old 28-08-11, 08:54 PM
djtzar's Avatar
djtzar djtzar is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Centurion
Age: 40
Posts: 71

I'm no expert but I have the SRX , basically the same bakkie

I have the 31 BFG's AT on , upped the torsion bar a bit (make sure to get this done at a wheel fitment centre don't want to lose an arm) got excellent service from the guys at Tiger Wheel Centurion. When turning sharp the inside did catch on the stabilizer bar as well as the mudflaps , but the guys fixed it. I also removed the stabilizer bar at the front , gives some articulation but then affects the body roll so if you don't like body roll don't do it.

Wait on the suspension upgrade , rather spend a few bucks and get your blade springs re-tensioned I'll be doing this sometime soon (my bakkie se gat hang :P)

If you want ride comfort take a look at Camil suspension , very good and after sales service is great (just search the forum)

Just my 2c


Hilux SRX D/C 4x4 31 BFG's - Die G.W.B
Suzuki GV 2.4 M/T - Goldie
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Current model Fortuner suspension upgrade davidlight Toyota 9 29-02-12 04:28 PM
JK Suspension Upgrade - help / Suggestions JK2008ZA Jeep 19 12-05-11 08:21 PM
Fortuner Suspension Upgrade - Advice Required Defenderman Toyota 8 11-05-11 04:30 PM
Suspension upgrade feedback after an unusual test iangage General (non vehicle/technical) 4x4 Discussions 2 31-10-10 01:44 PM

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Disclaimer and Terms of Service

Imvo Trading Solutions CC t/a 4x4Community.
PO Box 29132, Sunridge Park, Port Elizabeth, 6008, South Africa

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS
Website Design by Online Innovations.