Weight gain

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THERE are a few tricks the ex­perts can use in a build like this, but there’s no deny­ing physics. If you keep adding things to a ve­hi­cle even­tu­ally the weight starts adding up. To mit­i­gate this Craig runs a sus­pen­sion sys­tem that keeps things le­gal and makes the Pa­trol per­form bet­ter than ever. A GVM up­grade of an ad­di­tional 500kg was achieved with a com­bi­na­tion of Dobin­sons sus­pen­sion com­po­nents. There’s four-inch-lifted coils in the fac­tory mounts up front, with a match­ing (al­beit heavy duty) pair in the strength­ened rear mounts. All four are kept in check thanks to a full set of re­mote reser­voir shock ab­sorbers. Sus­pen­sion ge­om­e­try has been di­alled in with heavy duty ad­justable arms in the rear, a set of drop boxes in front cor­rect­ing caster, and ex­tended sway bar links. When loaded to the hilt for fam­ily trips, a set of helper airbags in the rear stop the dreaded bum-sag.

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