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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:37 am 
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There's the added issue that a lot of people (myself included) can't afford to run multiple vehicles, and the vehicle they have is used for mostly normal road based running. The off-road stuff being an occasional thing. Therefore the changing of a few standard bits on their vehicle is the cheaper option.
I've found that just fitting the Peddars lift kit , the black steel skid plate and a decent set of M&S tires makes all the difference without breaking the bank or trashing my X-T.
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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:17 pm 
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ndrk wrote:
Here is my lift after 3 months with Pedders kit. Tires are 235/65 R17
Ground clearance from lowest point is about 25cm

Some powerslide fun...
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Good fun! But doesn't the Electronic Stability Control cut in and spoil it? When we had some snow a couple of years ago and I could boot it turning into our road. it would start to go sideways and then the ESC would intervene.


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:29 am 
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Mods: Pedders lift, 235/65R17 tires, RH ZW 1 split wheels, ECU reflash, Major audio upgrade....
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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Ndrk was your Xy lifted when you did the run on the video ? it does not look it, either way it did well and so did the driver to keep up with the non stock XJs. I know I have driven and owned both off road.

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:28 am 
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I cant remember if it was lifted

right now it looks like this...

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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:11 pm 
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By increasing your hight as you've said will change the centre of gravity on the XT making it more likely to turn over, also it will make your insurance void and any tyres wider than 215 will rub on the front inner wheel arch causing it to make a hole in it and cut into tyre wall.



I have 225/60/17 on my 2005 Xtrail and it doesn't rub or catch at all


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:30 am 
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Got the same on my 2011. No issues


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 Post subject: Re: what can be done to upgrade the off road performance
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:10 pm 
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ndrk wrote:
Here is my lift after 3 months with Pedders kit. Tires are 235/65 R17
Ground clearance from lowest point is about 25cm

Some powerslide fun...
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If you are still around on the forum it would be nice to see this pic...link is broken :-(

Have been looking around at tyre sizes and interested to kniw if you had the 235/65 on before the lift and if so did it rub?


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