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Old 04-20-2021, 11:40 PM   #1
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Question L-Series Rough Terrain Upgrade

unfortunately due to current events, i will be vocating from my beloved copper state to a rural area more West. Because of this, I will need to upgrade my L200 to handle rough terrain such as unpaved roads, unmaintained unpaved roads and washed out dirt roads and the likes. What can I do to upgrade my L200 to overcome this?
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in addition, some better ground clearance will be a must in that area if it helps.
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unfortunately due to current events, i will be vocating from my beloved copper state to a rural area more West.
If you're going west out of the state for a rural area then it appears that you're headed toward California. I hope that you don't have to come here at this time since this state is run by fools.
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in addition, some better ground clearance will be a must in that area if it helps.
With this second posting you've actually come to the crux of the issue. Unfortunately, for this instance I know of no products that elevate the ride height of an L-Series car. But who knows, I may be all wrong? You might look to Europe for aftermarket products available for the Opel/Vauxhall Vectra B. Of course, the car was not designed for an off-road environment. The reason that I am dubious as to whether or not such products are available in the U.S. is that the car lacked the large sales numbers which might invite some aftermarket manufacturer to attempt to build and sell a product for modifying its ride height to accommodate off-road driving.
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I view random youtube videos and one was about off road mods to either front or rear wheel drive of a small car. I don't remember which car but this thread reminded me of the video. What I do remember is larger off road rims and tires were used for a little more ground clearance on dirt roads. This wasn't about a heavy mod for true off road driving but semi off roading. It may be a subaru car with normal street clearance but the tires and rims helped increase ground clearance a bit for a little safer almost off road driving.

Try searching for mods of cars use off road or try other forums, asking if Saturns were modded for this. You'll probably get many ideas during searching.
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I'd vote for good tires (Michelin if you can afford them) perhaps a bit over the normal pressure, on steel rims (notice that cop cars mostly use steel rims instead of alloys, better resistance to impacts etc). Also a full size spare if you can accommodate it and maybe a cheap Harbor Freight hydraulic jack.
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Coil overs may provide more ground clearance and room for larger ties
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[QUOTE=pierrot;2359964][FONT="Palatino Linotype"][SIZE="3"]If you're going west out of the state for a rural area then it appears that you're headed toward California. I hope that you don't have to come here at this time since this state is run by fools.

I know that very well and have first-hand experience with these goons in the areas surrounding LA

Will be looking around for resources on what I can do, like Steelies and perhaps larger tires as well as higher suspension bits...
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