Extra weight on Hilux bakkie for softer ride ?

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EbenBotes
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Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Hi, has anyone put some extra weight in the form of maybe a cement bag on your Hilux to make the ride softer ? Does it actually work ? What is a good weight to put in the back ? Please help

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Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:19 pm

Which model Hilux do you have? Some sand bags in the back does help but most of your ride comfort is in the front suspension.

You could look at slightly softer shocks or a suspension modification. If you're driving an old SFA model, there's not a whole lot that can be done cheaply. It would need a suspension upgrade that is typically softer than the hard standard one. :winkx:
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:41 am

Hi, i have the new hilux, i dont use the back much, so i thought a 50kg sand bag would be fine on the back, any thoughts? Not keen on spending a lot of money

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Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:24 am

Welkom op ons forum Eben

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Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:41 am

The old SFA Hilux does not have a soft ride; weight in the back does help, the heavier the better but the down side is increased fuel consumption. Reducing try pressure makes a difference; try 1,2 bars + 100kg.
The make and size of tyre you are using my also be a factor?

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Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:02 am

Take tyre pressure down & put sandbag on back, or
Kit vehicle out which will increase weight and ride comfort.
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Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:01 pm

Thanx for the feedback guys, ek sal n sak sand gooi, klink vir my na die plan

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