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New Member

Postby mrgee on Fri May 06, 2011 12:13 pm

Hi all
1st of all just like to say what a great site have learnt so much from looking though all your posts.
well i am 42 have 3 kids and a wife still lol
i had a volvo v70 but was drinking fuel for fun so got a swap on a site called swaps lol
so i now have a 2.3td lwb on a 94 plate in green and must say i love it so far lol
bit about me
i repair pc and laptops for a living and have done for the past 10 years so if you ever need any help drop me a line
mods i wish to do to old girl
1 body lift only 1inch
bigger spot lights and maybe a few on a roof light bar
want some big wheels and tires
to upgrade to speakers use to work in a high end car hifi shop when i lived down south so i am going to make up some door speaker pods
last of all looking forward to some off roading as i am now in blackburn if you know of any nice off roads around here please tell lol
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Re: New Member

Postby Rifleman on Fri May 06, 2011 12:22 pm

Hi mate, and welcome to the
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Re: New Member

Postby dave1966 on Fri May 06, 2011 12:24 pm

Hi and :welcome: to the "FOG" nut house bud. Image
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My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

Comments on my (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52971

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Re: New Member

Postby James Bass on Fri May 06, 2011 12:25 pm

Hello and welcome to the asylum! :confused:
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Re: New Member

Postby mrgee on Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 pm

looks like i am right at home here from the replys so far
lol
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Re: New Member

Postby gregster on Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 pm

Wotcha and welcome mate :dance: :dance: :dance:
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click here for the SE Events Index/links Thread...see all the reviews and whats coming up soon!

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Re: New Member

Postby 4x4 bobby on Fri May 06, 2011 12:56 pm

Hello bud and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your truck as much as we do ours. You will get hooked if you start greenlaning and then going to our meets, everyone does. So have fun and enjoy our great family site thats FOG. :wink:

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Re: New Member

Postby RatCav on Fri May 06, 2011 12:57 pm

Howdy Buddy!

Its starts with a 1" lift then you go further and further. Big wheels means bigger lift. 2" lift on the 2.3 is about the easiest you can do. Set of extended shackles for the rear leaf springs will set you back about £50 and a day to fit and adjust the front torsion bars. All the information is here on the forum and more to read on the FOG wiki:

http://www.fronteraowners.co.uk/wiki/in ... /Main_Page
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Re: New Member

Postby mrgee on Fri May 06, 2011 7:01 pm

hi again
thanks for the kind words
shackles i think they are already fitted have had a look at rear leafs and the leaf does not bolt to chass but to 2 bars about 4 inch long and they bolt to chass
is this a set of shackles
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Re: New Member

Postby RatCav on Fri May 06, 2011 7:37 pm

They are the stock shackles ... all leaf sprung vehicles have them ... as you said bolt on the front shackles on the back. Extended shackle replace the current ones meaning the truck rides higher at the back ... there are two bolts (one eitherside) under the truck inline where the doors meet. There is a long metal bar that goes from this bolt to the front suspension. Thats the torsion bar. The bolt I mentioned can be turned (with great difficulty) to raise the front.
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Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
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Re: New Member

Postby horses45 on Fri May 06, 2011 8:01 pm

well all i can add to whats been said is welcome to the group great place to make friends get advice and hang around
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Re: New Member

Postby Livewire Frontera on Fri May 06, 2011 8:12 pm

RatCav wrote: there are two bolts (one eitherside) under the truck inline where the doors meet. .


you mean the shackles are at the very rear at the back side of the rear arches :wink:
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Re: New Member

Postby mrgee on Fri May 06, 2011 9:07 pm

hi guys
so let me get this right
i need to install longer shackles on back of leafs found some 2 inch ones on ebay
then crank up the front my turning nut on some bar at front and this will give me a lift of about 1 inch
just one thing will it make the front end harder
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Re: New Member

Postby 4x4 bobby on Fri May 06, 2011 9:25 pm

The ride will surprise you it makes it more responsive. you can go 2" at the front and you will need to cut your bump stops by a centimeter.
These are extended rear shackles :-
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Dead easy to fit with the right tools.
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Re: New Member

Postby Shannos on Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:51 pm

I know this is an old post but anyone know where I can pick up a set of 2 inch extended shackles for. 94 LWB 2.4 as I'm struggling as every link I find in forums and google all go to 404 error.
I'm thinking next time I buy a Frontera I'm going with a B
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