Spring Loaded

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

ALL OF the Oztec spring op­tions are suited to a two-inch lift, but don’t re­quire it. For a Hilux (and most other sim­i­lar ve­hi­cles), Oztec of­fers four dif­fer­ent front coil op­tions:

• Up to 65kg of frontal ac­ces­sories.

• 65 to 120kg of frontal ac­ces­sories (this is the op­tion we chose for the Hilux).

• 120 to 160kg frontal ac­ces­sories.

• 160kg-plus of frontal ac­ces­sories. For the rear, Oztec of­fers three setup op­tions:

• 100 to 300kg con­stant load (more weight can be car­ried, but ob­vi­ously the height will be lower). With this spring setup, Oztec rec­om­mend its ‘Com­fort’ valved shock.

• 300 to 500kg con­stant load (more weight can be car­ried, but ob­vi­ously the height will be lower). With this setup, the Oztec ‘Com­fort’ valved shock is gen­er­ally the way to go (al­though with less than 300kg load, the ride height will be higher than quoted). If run­ning at the top end of the weight range, the Oztec team rec­om­mends com­bin­ing this spring setup with its ‘Cargo’ valved shock. This is the unit we had fit­ted to the crew’s ’Lux.

• For a con­stant min­i­mum load of 500kg or more in the rear tray. Oztec rec­om­mend com­bin­ing this spring with the ‘Cargo’ valved shock.

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