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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Good to know about the greenlaning and insurance!

Interesting regarding the 50mm lift, I still can't deice between that and the 35mm, don't want too much body roll in the corners.

Does anyone know where I can get a petty hefty black bull bar for the front. I saw a full metal bar that went across the bonnet and lights in Mexico on an X-Trail but can't find one online anywhere!


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:27 pm 
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cant help with bullbars.
the longer springs are more likely to give you more roll as they will probably have more movement in them over standard springs with a lift kit on top. will ask if they do the lift kit for the t31when I next contact them.
if you want to improve handling and body roll change your shock absorbers for adjustable shocks as they and the anti roll bars control body roll. I changed my knackerd standard shocks for Koni adjustables. My xt now corners almost flat! the only time I get some roll is if I realy turn hard and thats on their softest setting, with a turn of the adjuster knobs you can set them to exactly how you want them. see post "Koni adjustable shocks" in performance modifications or let me know if you want any more detailed info.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:08 pm 
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andyaventura wrote:
Good to know about the greenlaning and insurance!

Interesting regarding the 50mm lift, I still can't deice between that and the 35mm, don't want too much body roll in the corners.

Does anyone know where I can get a petty hefty black bull bar for the front. I saw a full metal bar that went across the bonnet and lights in Mexico on an X-Trail but can't find one online anywhere!


How hefty do you want?
http://www.ecb.com.au/barjo/product.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:15 pm 
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Il be making some skid plates if ther is enough interest in them i will make to order so il let everyone know my progress but i am makeing them for the t30 tho not the t31


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:52 am 
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How hefty do you want?
http://www.ecb.com.au/barjo/product.htm[/quote]

A bit like that, but without the gay boat attached to the bottom!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:13 pm 
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u can get a snorkel from a spanish website but they about £300 NOT WORTH THE MONEY il knock something up when i get round to it, ive got two week off work soon so will be making a skid plate then so will post some pictures wen i get it done. they 50mm lifts will be great and u just need to get it 4wheel aligned after n they will be fine, and sone 2.5mm spacers can be fitted without putting stress on the studs so wider tyres are an option, weather u tell ur insurance or not is up to you personly i wont bother.


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Thanks for this. Yeh so much trouble finding a snorkel, I ran into a huge bit of flooded road the other day with 4 hat hatchbacks drowned in the middle, but I didn't dare take the X-Trail through without a snorkel with breather pipe extensions in it from the gearbox, diff etc! How many breather pipes are there and how can they be extended?

I think, like you say bigairjam, I shall raise it either by 50mm or 35mm, get the wheels re-aligned and then space the wheels out so put some wide tyres on and give it a wider stance overall. I probs won't bother either, they know about the engine re-map though!

Look forward to seeing some pictures of the skid plates!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:31 pm 
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i recon i could also make some extension pipes for the breathers quite easily shouldent be too difficult but the snorkels arnt worth it if u lift the car you will have more wading depth any way.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Here you go Big Air try this link

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Pedders-Suspension-Europe

They stock springs for the T31 but i've just bought those.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:57 pm 
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Here you go Big Air try this link

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Pedders-Suspension-Europe

They stock springs for the T31 but i've just bought those.


Do you need a lift kit with these or do these and the springs alone lift the X-T. Just learning about these. Thanks, Eric.

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