Talk to Matt Cain at Coopers Plains. You would need to supply the springs etc but these guys do an excellent job.
Nice to hear that another DS will be hitting the tracks and beaches!Thought i'd better join the forum and say how great it is to see a DS set up to tackle more than bitumen. Really nice nigmar! I've been holding off Moreton trips and one to Fraser in the past year, simply because mine is not ready for it. Have done several beach runs and a few light tracks, but I don't want to wreck the 20 inch tyres/rims I have on the car at present. Will be purchasing some 17 or 18 inch rims soon, as offroad wheels and now will be adding a light spring lift to the equation. You've given me inspiration to get off my butt and get it sorted.
Would have taken these in a heartbeat. Unfortunately the day before you posted them, I grabbed a set of 18's with tyres off eBay. Still waiting for them to arrive from interstate seller. They are the silver ones (not my preferred choice, but good enough for a second set). Tyres are the stock 235/55. Was going to try them once then decide if I go to the expense of new rubber (ideal aim is a set of BFG A/T in the 255/55 size for Offroad).These are the rims
Hey nigmar, did you do tyres and lift at the same time? I'm wondering if a 50mm tyre diameter increase will fit without scrubbing if I skip the spring lift, pending feedback from Eibach.Talk to Matt Cain at Coopers Plains. You would need to supply the springs etc but these guys do an excellent job.
You cant leave us hanging Terry. How did you go with the new springs? Any pics? How did you find the initial drive on them?My springs are getting installed this coming Friday and the Grabber AT 255/55R18s are going on at the same time.
I've started looking into how to get the Rival protection plates. 6mm for me since I'm more interested in mountain tracks than beaches –*but I'll definitely spend some time on the coast and islands too. The only place I found that I can order via website wants to charge over 200 euro to ship via DHL so I'm firing off a few emails to places both local and overseas to see what other options I can find.
Edit: Missed some later posts so don't worry about answering questions you've already answered...Thanks Guthrie, I just sent them a note. Haven't heard back from any of my other enquiries.
I've given mine a pretty hard work out and have had no front driveline sounds or issues on mine. Done approx 20k klms with only a spring seat noise to report on the right hand side. The rubber insulator is slightly off so when I'm at full travel and the car/spring is wet I get a metallic boing boing sound. Doesn't worry me as the car is making a few noises when I'm bouncing up a hill anyway.Hey @nigmar28 have you had any issues with your front steering since doing the spring lift? I’ve been out of town for 2 weeks so my wife’s just been driving the DS city-style, no heavy off-roading, and it’s developed a big squeak noise from the front sometimes when turning the steering wheel to the left. At a particular angle of left turn at low speed, forward movement of the car makes it squeal continually.
It’s not a really high pitched squeal, more a “whine”.
I’m wondering whether the changed angle on the CV joints etc could be a challenge. Possibly something as simple as a bush or boot needing some lubricant due to being extended further than normal all the time.