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    jip. Many ground clearance numbers are based on the diff clearance but that is not the main concern when offroading.

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    I actually agree more with the number under the diff. The guys that are driving roads with high "middle mannetjies" will know how that diff can get caught up.

    All that helps for that, is bigger tyres or portal axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Ground clearance isn't the be all and end all. Also consider the approach, departure and break over angles. It is of no use if you have 200mm ground clearance, but the vehicle is as long as an uhm ...Hilux, or has the long overhang of an Isuzu (hiding from the expected rocks)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oradba69 View Post
    310mm = Disco (I think).
    My D3 with 32" tyres and lift was 350

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bolshoi View Post
    My own measuring system. I can fit a size 11 Boot under mine! Whats my prize?

    Ah please, I can squirm my whole body from back to front under my Paj

    Can I have some milk please Snow white.

    My diff 220 mm, my boep 219 mm and a lot of flex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    WJ has SFA front and rear. Go to the Jeep section and have a look at the sticky regarding lifts and tyre sizes
    Will do, never realized it was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarnojvv View Post
    Crap: 180mm
    OK: 200mm
    Decent: 220mm
    Ek dink dit is bietjie laag. My vrou se Nissan Grand Livina, aka "Die Lykswa", het stock standard 210mm onder pens. Die kar doen elke dag ten minste 45km baie slegte grondpad. So toe lig ek hom so bietjie. Na 6 maande en 6 afgeskryfde highway bande, toe vervang ek maar die bande ook na bakkie bande. Nou perfek.

    255mm onder pens.
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    Maar my vrou sÍ my comments hier tel nie, want ek wil alles lift, sy is bevrees as ek kon, sou ek haar ook n lift kit gee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Ek dink dit is bietjie laag. My vrou se Nissan Grand Livina, aka "Die Lykswa", het stock standard 210mm onder pens. Die kar doen elke dag ten minste 45km baie slegte grondpad. So toe lig ek hom so bietjie. Na 6 maande en 6 afgeskryfde highway bande, toe vervang ek maar die bande ook na bakkie bande. Nou perfek.

    255mm onder pens.
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    Maar my vrou sÍ my comments hier tel nie, want ek wil alles lift, sy is bevrees as ek kon, sou ek haar ook n lift kit gee...
    Nee as jy vir haar n lift kit gee sal jou kinders nie onder jou bakkie pas nie
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    Ground Clearance is good for those serious 4x4's however one more factor is the "Soft Spots" in the undercarriage. many off-roaders who are looking for a capable offroad vehicle for 10% of their driving may be impressed by high standard clearance, but I find that some have exhaust pipes, electronics etc as the lowest point just waiting to be torn apart at the first hurdle.

    Look at the new Duster. 210mm clearance, however the transverse exhaust at the back is just waiting to be taken out!

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    I have also been toying with this idea for a while now

    I have a T6 that has 255/70/16 tyres on as standard. This then works out to about 178.5mm of rubber below the rim

    Now I have two options available that is reasonably priced.

    1. 245/75/16 tyre that will be 183.75mm of rubber

    2. 235/85/16 tyre that will be 199.75mm of rubber

    Although this vehicle runs mostly on tarr roads, it will still help with the ground clearance lift. The question I do have, is how much additional body roll the higher tyres will create, and the smaller grip surface on the floor, especially the 235/85/16 tyres. I know that the Defenders mostly used them, and it would be kind if someone could give their honest opinion on them

    Is it worth the risk, because these new vehicles could easily run at high speeds, and what then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Ah please, I can squirm my whole body from back to front under my Paj

    Can I have some milk please Snow white.

    My diff 220 mm, my boep 219 mm and a lot of flex
    What? YOUR diff is only 220mm off the ground? And your boep hangs lower than YOUR diff? And there is a lot of flex in YOUR diff (or is that you boep?)? You need something to stiffen that flex, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagoneer69 View Post
    Ground Clearance is good for those serious 4x4's however one more factor is the "Soft Spots" in the undercarriage. many off-roaders who are looking for a capable offroad vehicle for 10% of their driving may be impressed by high standard clearance, but I find that some have exhaust pipes, electronics etc as the lowest point just waiting to be torn apart at the first hurdle.

    Look at the new Duster. 210mm clearance, however the transverse exhaust at the back is just waiting to be taken out!
    Not really. A much bigger problem is the breakover angle. Plus the towbar prevents the exhaust from being taken out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JurgenH View Post
    I object to this exclusion! The Ranger is just as long...
    So do I mine is even longer ......O did I forget to mention my Navara
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    Quote Originally Posted by johannissan View Post
    So do I mine is even longer ......O did I forget to mention my Navara
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    I have not measured my Harbodies clearance but the first time I changed the oil was the first time my 129kg body could fit under a car or bakkie without having to jack it all the way up....and it had some space to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N00B View Post
    Ground clearance :
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarnojvv View Post
    Crap: 180mm
    OK: 200mm
    Decent: 220mm
    Then my 251 mm under the diff and 383 mm under the chassis is very decent
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    Quote Originally Posted by johannissan View Post
    Then my 251 mm under the diff and 383 mm under the chassis is very decent
    Andries hulle se lift kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Andries hulle se lift kit?
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    Merc ML with off road package & air suspension. A 5l paint tin with about 5-6 cm of clearance. Not too bad for a Sandton shopping trolley!
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