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How to increase ground clearance


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You drive up to work and park in the usual place for you, when suddenly - what is it? You have felt, how the car a bumper покрябабала on a border.

That's bad luck, you think, examining the lower part of the bumper, and yet six months ago this could not happen, the new car parked with reserve at the curb.

A little more, and you can split the bumper.

Most heavily the suspension springs sink in the run-in period, when driving with full load and at the time of aging (in five years), but do you have a new car? She was six months old, what to do?

You will need

  • - a set of spacers (liners) according to the brand of the machine
  • - a set of keys
  • - garage with pit
  • - jack
  • - a friend who will help not only with the word, but also with the deed



Have a large ground clearance - the lotJeeps, parkets and other elite equipment. Of course, when choosing a car, you took this figure into account, because you live in Russia. Standard 15-16 cm is enough. But, as you can see, the laws of physics can not be bypassed, suspension springs have the property of settling down as the car runs, and the more mileage, the more it is felt. The easiest way to increase the ride height is to install larger wheels. If you put a wheel near the radius of 15 and 16 inches, then at the same height profile and width, they will be higher by as much as five centimeters, but the ground clearance will increase only by half? One inch. I must warn you: although this method seems so simple, it is perhaps the most expensive and unsafe. Since the suspension has slipped and the wheel has gone deep into the wing, the larger wheel will go even further, which will reduce the course of the suspension and can damage the bodywork when driving on an uneven road. This option is clearly not suitable, and you probably already guessed that you need to finalize the suspension.

Wheels of different radii


You can spend a lot of money, buy new springs,Pay specialists, so that they have installed you, and six months later everything is new. What for? After all, there is a more loyal method. Different firms have long mastered the production of all kinds of spacers and liners for suspension elements. They are usually sold separately, but if you are lucky, you can purchase a kit for the front and rear suspension along with the fasteners (bolts, nuts, washers). There are many variants of performance, for each brand of the car they differ in the location of the fastening holes and the landing dimensions.

Set of inserts


In the front suspension liners are installedBetween the rack and the cup of its attachment to the body. To do this, lift one side of the machine with a jack and remove the wheel. Then unscrew the rack from the cup on the body, insert the liner and install the rack in place. The same procedure is done with the rack on the other side.

Front leaves


In the elements of the rear suspension are used asLiners, installed between the body and mount the shock absorber strut, and spacers, installed between the shock absorber and the suspension arm. If the rear suspension is dependent or semi-independent? A rigid beam on which both rear wheels are fixed, then both jacks need to be lifted by a jack, and at the same time to install spacers on both sides. Why do we lift the rear part of the car with a jack and remove both wheels, unscrew the upper mounting of the shock absorber, if you have liners, or lower? If the spacer. The upper mount is approximately the same as the front rack, and the lower part of the shock absorber is fixed with one bolt. The spacers of the lower arrangement have several options for attaching the shock absorber, intermediate? Average, and maximum? High. After installing the spacers, install the wheels back.

Rear spacers

How to increase ground clearance Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Qyelyufx
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