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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:51 pm 
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thats awsome that, thanks. looked all over for them. and its got the dampers as well. cheers


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:36 am 
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Did you manage to make your bash plate? Would be interested to hear how the project went.

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I bought the pedders springs for my T31 last september and have only just got around to fitting them over the weekend.

The results to be honest have been poor. The lift to the rear is 30mm but the front is only 10 yes 10mm.

What a waste of time. I have e-mailed Pedders to see what they have to say about it and will let you know.

I'm hoping i have been sold a faulty set for the front.

I was just wondering how much heavier the diesel T31 is to the Petrol as i'm sure they sell the same spring for both.

If i was to give my unqualified opinion i would say leave well alone.


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:27 pm 
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It's official the Pedders springs are no good for the T31 diesel variant (that's from Pedders).

I've been given a full refund. :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:33 pm 
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use mine for greenlaning, bog standard, with no problems. Wouldn't take it on serious mud pluggin though without some mods. Biggest issue I think is ground clearance, its not quite enough, so the 35mm option sounds good. Having said that mine seems to have some underbody protection (Tekna 2011) and I've not taken it down anything too extreme, so not managed to hit the sump on a rock yet. Worst thing is getting scratches on my nice shiny paintwork, but I had it treated with paint protection first and they polish out. You can buy 3M plastic film to fit onto the panels to help protect the paintwork if you really want to. Its really funny watching the faces of the mud pluggers in their modified Landys as you amble out of a dodgy lane in a car that could have come straight out of the showroom!


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:34 pm 
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OK guys i am resurrecting this post to tell you all that Pedders UK now have a lift kit for the T31 diesel.
My car is getting fitted with the kit on the 4th March and i will post some before and after pics.
A 4x4 mag will be at the Pedders workshop to take a look and do an article so please take note if you are interested.


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Now that the kit is all fitted and working well... :biggrin:

I've just got the go ahead to announce that dinosaurs T31 DCi X-Trail will be featured in May's edition of 4x4 magazine as a 'workshop feature' of how to lift your X-Trail.

Hopefully the X-Trail will get a little more airtime as it's a great all-round off-road vehicle.

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Duane Dibbley, I note 2 reversing lights ? Looks a good idea, but no fog light?

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Also check with your local laws, if your able to lower a car legally, then your probably allowed to raise to a certain point! Thus, wont make your insurance void!

One doesn't need to be in violation of 'local laws' to invalidate vehicle insurance - merely to modify the vehicle outside the specs of what the relevant/particular insurer is prepared to cover.

Ie. Arguing that any mods are 'legal' is irrelevant to the insured status of the modded vehicle.

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Also, you have to be wary because stiffer springs will create the "illusion" of sharper steering, but will actually make it easier to overturn the car. (Not that, for a modest lift) it's likely to be at a significantly greater risk, but it certainly won't make it any better)!

What I do wonder though, is how the Electronic Stability Control reacts to such mods (higher centre of gravity combined with stiffer springs). I must say, I'd feel uneasy about it!


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