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IRS vs Solid axle airbag suspension

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Suspect101, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Skylarking

    Skylarking Well-Known Member

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    ^ I think utes have a payload somewhere between 500kg (IRS, lowerd, sports wheels, manual) and upto 800kg (solid axle, steel wheels, auto). So it is very dependant on year and model as to how much one can actually carry in the tray of their ute.

    But Mr. 533MZY seems to have a tray full of crushed aggregate (= 1450kgs @ 1.25 ton per cubic meter and a ute tray of 1.9m long x 1.25m wide x 0.49m high =1.16m3 ) and chucked probably 10 bags of cement on top of it (=200kgs @ 20kg per bag). That's a total estimated weight of 1650kg :eek:

    No wonder the axles snapped as he seems to be carrying more than double the maximum allowable payload in the best possible case. But as he has what looks like sports alloy wheels and tyres, i'd think he's overloaded his poor ute by more than three times :oops: o_O

    He's lucky as he seemed to get off with only light damage (relatively speaking) as it doesn't look like he hit another vehicle and as such no injuries occured to other people :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm not looking to carry much or anything at all, just trying to turn into a show car or try at least
     
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    A man's gotta know his limitations !

     
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    Mate, just get lowered springs for it....That airbag stuff is still pure wank, even for a show car
     
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    Well put 14-inch VN wheels on the rear, and find some ultra-low profile tyres. That will put the diff 2.5 inches closer to the road.
     
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    Really ???
     
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    Ok referring to the video I posted is it possible to do that with a vu IRS or vs ute Solid axle
     

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