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 Post subject: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:16 pm 
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Hi Guys
Can some one tell me what is the standard ride height for a EB wagon :?:
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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:32 pm 
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from my understanding it all depends on what options were picked. towbar, lpg... ect

 

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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:20 pm 
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If it is anything like mine was when I got it, then

REALLY REALLY HIGH!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:48 am 
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Hi Benj
Have you had any problems with the diff from the height that your wagon is now?
vibrations or noise
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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:36 am 
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This was mine (ED) before lowering:

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And now with Lows in the front and 2" blocks in the back:

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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:41 am 
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Actually, no.

Unlike the the sedan, which rotates the diff through the suspension travel, the wagon diff mounted on Leaf Springs maintains a much better pinion angle when lowered.

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So at this ride height, and even lower with four adults, two large dogs, picnic gear, a full tank of LPG and a full tank of petrol, there is NO pinion rumble. The only issue would be on a large bump, the rubber bump stop above the diff centre would get a workout. But I have not yet experienced any crashing and banging etc. Mind you, I do have the Load Helper Springs, which stiffen the rear up with any sort of load in, which helps.

I have 2.5" blocks in the rear, and S/Lows in the front.

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 Post subject: Re: EB station wagon ride height
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:18 pm 
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If the pinion angle is wrong, i think you can put in ' wedges ' from ( i think the later model 1 tonner utes ) to rock the diff into a different angle. Maybe a diff guy could clarify.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:58 pm 
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ill get some photos up tonight or tomorrow. but ive just fitted kingsprings all around to my ed wagon and i have no problems

 

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