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 Post subject: Re: Suffolk X-T
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Model: 2.2 dCi Sport
Year/Plate: Sept 05
Colour: Zinc
Mods: Dog Guard, LED Side and Interior Lights - New Turbo, New Intercooler, New Fuel Transport Pump, New Clutch and Flywheel, 4 New Brake Calipers, New Sump Pan, New ARB Bushes, New Drop Links - Tells you all you need to know about the X-Trail
Cheers matey :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Model: 2.2 Dci Columbia
Year/Plate: 56
Colour: Zinc
Mods: dual electrics tow bar, front/rear wind deflectors,bonnet & Headlamp guards,OSRAM nightbreakers,LED side, puddle & interior lights,K&N filter,steel skid plate,Pedders lift kit, TT Hybrid Turbo,12v relay kit,110ah Leisure battery,300w inverter.
Springs fitted. I didnt need the camber bolts that Pedders supplied. They were a slightly different size to the holes so I took it into the garage after i'd finished the fitting and had the camber and tracking checked. Both were spot on :thumbs:

The front has gone from 645mm (bottom of rim to wheel arch) to 715mm and the rear from 655mm to 725mm.
So a good 70mm clearance gain all round. :thumbs:

So far i've not noticed any difference in ride or handling but ive only done a few local journeys.
All in all i'm very pleased. :biggrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Suffolk X-T
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Mods: Dog Guard, LED Side and Interior Lights - New Turbo, New Intercooler, New Fuel Transport Pump, New Clutch and Flywheel, 4 New Brake Calipers, New Sump Pan, New ARB Bushes, New Drop Links - Tells you all you need to know about the X-Trail
I wasn't expecting an extra 70mm :shock: that is quite a gain in ride height, Rusty :thumbs:

The Xy should be able to cope with most things you throw at it now :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Model: 2.2 Dci Columbia
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Colour: Zinc
Mods: dual electrics tow bar, front/rear wind deflectors,bonnet & Headlamp guards,OSRAM nightbreakers,LED side, puddle & interior lights,K&N filter,steel skid plate,Pedders lift kit, TT Hybrid Turbo,12v relay kit,110ah Leisure battery,300w inverter.
I wasn't expecting it either but then as the vehicle was still on its original springs there would have been a certain amount of height loss over the years anyway. No spring retains its original tension and height for 7 years. So even if i'd replaced them with standard springs i would probably have got a small gain in ground clearance.

As i said though im very pleased with the outcome. Looking at the joints etc underneath i recon i could probably get another 30-40mm before i'd need to start changing anything else. So there's plenty of room to play. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:53 pm 
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Thats great :thumbs: 70mm.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:39 pm 
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I need to replace 3 broken springs and have been looking at the makes available on ebay. I have a 2001 2.2 Di which seems to be hard to match. Had a look at Pedders who are selling raised springs for £50 each. Is it possible to do a straight swap or do I need the whole kit at £500.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:50 pm 
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Mods: dual electrics tow bar, front/rear wind deflectors,bonnet & Headlamp guards,OSRAM nightbreakers,LED side, puddle & interior lights,K&N filter,steel skid plate,Pedders lift kit, TT Hybrid Turbo,12v relay kit,110ah Leisure battery,300w inverter.
I'd give them a ring to make sure but I had the springs on first for about 3 months before i could afford the shocks to go with them. You don't need to replace the shocks. The springs will give you the extra height . The shocks are purely for damping purposes. Make sure you chose the right springs as they do standard sized replacements as well as those with extra clearance.

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Little update for you all. Just received my turbo technics hybrid turbo via courier today. I will be fitting this in the new year. Now i need to save up for a welded intercooler. No hurry though as my crimped on isnt leaking :thumbs:

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