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    Default Re: Np300 suspension lift

    30mm lift met torsion is heel ok sonder issues. Bo 50mm, begin issues gee
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    So probeer 30mm. As jy meer soek, Balljoint spacers
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    Yep you'll need a ball joint spacer on the control arm otherwise the camber goes to hell as well.
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    Upper and lower
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    Love die band
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    Op my ander een, het ek nankang mudstar. Effens beter band, effens growwer, ietwat duurder. Ek vergelyk nou die twee. Dink dalk selfs na die hoer prys, is nankang dalk die beter een
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    This in mine on 265/75/16. (31.65 inch diameter). It just touches the inside of the front mudflap when cornering with some articulation.

    (The trailer is on 31 inch tyres.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    This in mine on 265/75/16. (31.65 inch diameter). It just touches the inside of the front mudflap when cornering with some articulation.

    (The trailer is on 31 inch tyres.)

    Dit heeltemal ander bakkie. Suspensie gewys, nie n enkele selfde part nie.
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    Np300 single cab Bakkie comes standard with 15" rims! Double cab comes standard with 16 inch rims.


    About torsion bars:

    I turned up my Terrano's torsion bars by 50mm and ran it like that for 250,000 kms. I raised the rear by the same. It meant I could go from 29" tyres {235/70 x 15) to 31"s (31 x 10.5 x 15}.

    I must add, I also fitted Camil front shocks, they come with a spring around the outside of the shock, which also helps to prevent nose-diving under braking to a large degree.

    It had only one drawback. With the lift, the steering rods ran at an acute angle and that in turn meant that with the poor quality of the local tie-rod ends, these only lasted about 20 to 30,000km. BEFREESANI (David) once went thorough a set of local tierod ends on one trip from Jhb to the Cape.....

    Teknorot ones lasted longer, but still not good.

    Eventually some guys remade thicker rods, and modified the steering arms and rods to use Patrol tie rod ends. These Patrol tie rods ends were heated up and had their ends bent upwards by about 15 degrees to make the angle they operate at much less acute angles. That helped a lot....never replaced tierod ends after that.

    The Terrano had basically the same front suspension as the Hardbody and the later Np300. The front suspension parts were all interchangeable.

    The drag links also suffered because of the poor local tierod ends, although it was not affected by the raising of the suspension. These had to be replaced at least every 100,000km. Autozone sold these at the best prices, about 10% of the genuine Nissan price and about 50% of the Midas price.
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    Thanks everyone for the input. Really appreciate it.

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    I can't comment on the NP300 specifically - but my 3.2D DC was bought with about a 50mm or so lift by means of:
    - extended shackles rear
    - torsion bars turned up quite a lot

    I have since had the leaf springs done (Saayman's in Bellville)
    Turned down the front on torsion bars
    replaced ball joints (what a mission) because they were obviously shot (and i have this voice saying it was due to the excessive increase in height using the mechanism described)

    It is lower than when i purchased the vehicle - it is about 30mm higher than standard spec.

    Finally, the changes has made a substantial difference to the drive comfort and the handling :P
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    My old D21 I turned the front up by +-30mm.

    Longer shackles at the back.

    Didn't have any suspension problems.
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    These are the mods we made. Sorry, I see now it was Massey Ferguson Tie Rod ends, not Patrol

    I personally never di the Drag Link mod described here on my vehicle. I supplied an engineering works the pictures, the stuffed drag link and asked them to do it. Every three months or so I would pop in, and he said he would get to it when not so busy. After about two years I just gave up.
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