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Increasing Height of my car

Myfirstone

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I have an 99VT series 2 wagon, I saw the other day the adventra. Thinking could I raise my VT too.

Look I don't want to go four wheel driving, I just want to increase height because I'm to cheap to buy a Van or real 4x4 .

1) Can I fit the adventra springs to the VT ?

2) What is the usual ride height of the adventra?
 

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Im certainly no expert, but in my opinion even if you are able to fit the springs/shocks, you'd still have clearance issues with the diff/gearbox/crossmember etc, not to mention that it would handle like a pig..
 

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It would look stupid. Do you wish to be laughed at?
 

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This is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.


Sent from here, so you can read it there. via iPhone.
 

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Well if you can do it , go ahead , its your car , but I tend to agree with tml678 , it would handle like pig , not sure how you would get on with a road worthy certificate either .
 

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Yes, king springs make higher than standard springs, you may or may not need to change shocks/struts. Commodore has IRS on wagons I believe which means diff clearance will be raiswd as well, if it is a solid axle then no... it will still have clearance issues until you increase your rolling diameter of wheels and tyres.
 

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settled , I'll buy a van.. So the suspension expert isn't a expert then . Don't go to Pedders guys. Just wanted to make a quick buck.
 

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raised springs are usually for people who have things like duel fuel and extra weight in the back to compensate for to avoid bottoming out etc.
Or for towing.
 

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Holden offered a country pack back in the day which I think was a little higher. You could look into buying the springs, they probably wouldn't be expensive. Add a cop spec sump guard and it would be good for country driving. Personally I think commodores on ultralows and 20s look more stupid, with their massive rear camber and inability to navigate driveways and speedbumps, but each to their own i guess.
 
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