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okay i am sure this has been hashed to death on the 80s section but i am just too lazy to do a search.
i am sticking a little 2" lift on my HDJ81 today and i just want to ask, what do you boys in Oz (or anyone here in canada / us think of the ride and handling? first hand experience would be nice but secand is fine as well.
i want to end up with stable and low with good articulation. i have a set of 35s i will be sticking on it.

any advice or suggestions or experiences welcome...
 

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thanks for the link,
not much at all on the 80 series 2-3" lift and results though.
 
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Hi Wayne,

I installed the OME lift on mine. I got 2.5 inches on the front and 4 on the rear.

You have to raise the LSPV about .25 inch though or you will blow through pads like crazy.

I ran 33's on mine and loved it. Articulation was great and was a great ride. Don;t get the heavy duty unless there will be a big load in the truck all the time. The med duty had a rougher ride, but when moderately loaded (even with just 5 passengers) it was a great ride.

I didnt put the castor correction kit on - got lazy I guess. You can notice it though and I would probably put it on if I did it again. I suggest putting it on if you put 35's on it for sure.

Have fun! The complete spring and shock swap should only take you a couple of hours.

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I have driven a truck with it, simply it works better on and off road. Not near the body roll with a firmer ride, makes it a little more nimble.

In parking lots speed bumps are not noticeable at all.

If you go heavey springs all the way around you must be planning a fair bit of heavey bolt on items otherwise in stock fashion the medium springs work best IMO.

Rob
 

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med duty rear but was talked into the heavy for the front, are you boys saying, since i alreay have the factory winch up front, that i shoudl have gone witht he med up front?
it is good to hear i will be happy with this in terms of roadability.
cheers and thanks for the feed back...
 
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"They" say that you need heavy duty if you have an ARB bullbar and a winch. Just a winch I doubt it - but you go the heavy so let us know what you think.

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wayner

you won't fit 35's on an 80 w/o rubbing if you just go w/ the 2.5" lift...been there, tried that. At minimum you need the J springs and L shocks. I wouldnt run anything bigger than 33's if all you want to do is shocks & springs....going to 35's open's up a whole can o worms....higher lift = steering issues that are expensive to properly correct (panhards, ext control arms, driveshaft vibration etc).

Venture over to the 80 list....bet you'll hear the same:grinpimp:

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nah, i looked at it today and i have 33s on it now with no lift so i might just return the kit and stay stock, i like the elec adj shocks anyway...

there goes my MIBS syndromn down the drain...
cheers and thanks for the input guys...
 

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