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    Reading your posts and making a few guesses on where you travel... a 6x4 will handle teh tracks like a runny turd in a glad bag.
    So, I agree that you definitely don't want that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeG View Post
    Hi Kallen and Bill
    Yes I totaly agree how ever my certifying engineer will only certify the leaf spring axel not the coil as the lamination modification is not a Nissan job so would need to find another engineer to certify before lamination.
    Other wise it's find a complete rear leaf spring assembly from the wreckers and then cary out the mod under the engineers supervision to get the upgrade.
    He has agreed to this so looks like the way to go as the only other way is 6X4 and as I'm 7.2m long now I definitely don't want that (how ever a GVM of 4.9t and 3 sets of disc brakes makes it atractive)
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    Maybe drop state wide 4x4 a call (in vic).
    They have done mine but it was done from factory.
    They do it all in house.
    As mentioned though mine is only 3.5T.
    Not sure if they do a 3.9T on coils..
    My rear coil was about 25mm diameter for the 3.5T..

    I think it's worth a call anyway..
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    Thanks Evil
    Yes I've built my off road tourer and would like it legal.
    Nice to see you understand why I don't want to go 6X4 as they are load sharing and would seriously compromise off road use.
    Thanks Kallen will call and find out if they can go to 3.9T
    I'm happy with the current set up just want it to be legal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeG View Post
    Thanks Evil
    Yes I've built my off road tourer and would like it legal.
    Nice to see you understand why I don't want to go 6X4 as they are load sharing and would seriously compromise off road use.
    Thanks Kallen will call and find out if they can go to 3.9T
    I'm happy with the current set up just want it to be legal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    Where did you go Mark ? I desperately need a scale to go to.

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    I'll have to get up there. I'm really curious what mine is sitting at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    I'll have to get up there. I'm really curious what mine is sitting at.
    Do your front and rear axle weight while your there 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Agreed. I threw mine over the scales last week, empty, and got a bit of a surprise.
    How much over are you compared 2 your rego papers on your Tare weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeG View Post
    Hi Folks
    I Have a GVM upgrade by Peders to 3.45T and need to go to 3.9T (I'm grosly over weight)
    It seems the Leaf spring rear axel allows that (both OME and Peders have kits)
    So this means changing from rear coil to leaf spring.
    Has any one done this and if so was it sucessfull?
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    I hate to spoil the fun but leaf diffs to a coil chassis is a lot of work. The leaf chassis are longer to accomodate the rear spring hanger, so the chassis will need to be extended. You could bring it forward but then the shaft and sub tank will possibly be a problrm
    Last edited by nissannewby; 11th June 2016 at 01:26 PM.

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