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 Post subject: fg xr6
Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Hi all ,i am thinking of buying a xr6 style side ute for work , my question is ,I will have to lug around about 300- 400 kg of equipment all the time , is this to heavy & should i get the suspension upgraded , apparently ford wont do it unless u have cab chasi.also where is best place to get this work done in Adelaide. thanks
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Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Ride: FG XR6 Ute

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I've an XR6 Ute, they don't take weight too well. I put probably 400kg in the back and struggled with any sort of bump in the road. I had the exhaust scrape over very low speed-humps at 5km/h.
You definitely need the suspension upgrade.

You may be able to special order a styleside box with 1-tonne suspension, though you will be stuck with the 16" wheels.
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Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 pm 
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Could take it to a pedders joint and get the rear suspension beefed up a bit... Or get some polyair air bags to help with the weight...

There is options out there for it... A lot of people do run those polyair's now... and they seem to make all the difference...

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