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    Hello Guys,

    What is the best way to raise the road clearance of a car? What type of modification required? To minimize the chance of hitting on a (speed hump) car-breakers.


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    lifting it will completely upset the suspension/steering geometry. If you have such problems buy a vehicle that has larger clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    lifting it will completely upset the suspension/steering geometry. If you have such problems buy a vehicle that has larger clearance.
    Japanese car that I test drive are low ground clearance. I guess Pakistani should convert the "car breakers" to a normal speed hump to accommodate Japanese cars on the road. Cheers.

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    What about changing the tire size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsh247 View Post
    What about changing the tire size?
    Maximum increase in tyre circumference is recommended at 3% which is actually hardly any increase, so this is no solution. I also agree that raising the car disturbs suspension and braking etc. I had similar problem with my L250S Mira however, spacers under rear springs did the trick and now the car is trouble free. My wife has been driving this car since last 6 months in the surrounding of gujranwala cantt to her hospital and there are no problems; i also drive it periodically and havent noticed anything appreciable.
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    best way to higher the clearance is to upgrade the tyre size if stock size is 13 go for 14 or 15 with 65 -70 height of tyre

    and if u want to add spacer do add it on both front and back otherwise the whole load will be on front suspension
    Mira 2006 onwards have worst road clearance

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    Quote Originally Posted by asad1 View Post
    best way to higher the clearance is to upgrade the tyre size if stock size is 13 go for 14 or 15 with 65 -70 height of tyre

    and if u want to add spacer do add it on both front and back otherwise the whole load will be on front suspension
    Mira 2006 onwards have worst road clearance
    Bro as i said in my earlier post, increasing tyre or rim size is not a feasible solution. For the drive to be smooth and reliable, the tyre circumference has to stay within 3% (plus or minus) of the stock tyre and rims. eg a
    155/80 R 13 (tyre+wheel dia=22.76 in) may be increased to 175/65 R 14 (tyre+wheel dia =22.95 in) or at maximum 195/50 R 15 (tyre+wheel dia=22.67 in). The overall height stays almost the same in all cases.
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    The best solution is to find that thaikaydar who made that car breaker,Nothing more " jutty lao tay shuru ho jao "

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    Quote Originally Posted by QASIM24 View Post
    The best solution is to find that thaikaydar who made that car breaker,Nothing more " jutty lao tay shuru ho jao "
    lol....I like this post. I would love to.

    Anyhow, I found another recommendation in the owners manual. Current size is 185/65/R15 the alternate recommended size is 195/55/R16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsh247 View Post
    Japanese car that I test drive are low ground clearance. I guess Pakistani should convert the "car breakers" to a normal speed hump to accommodate Japanese cars on the road. Cheers.
    These road hazards are made to save the illegal ba$tard children running about on the streets, who usually are the spawn of people with ego bigger than themselves. So its pretty useless to try to make them into a hump.
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    Install spacers
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsh247 View Post

    Anyhow, I found another recommendation in the owners manual. Current size is 185/65/R15 the alternate recommended size is 195/55/R16?
    The recommendation is within the parameters (3% of the original); the tyre dia for the first tyre is 24.67 inches and for the second one it is 24.44 inches so, that means no change in height of the tyre or car. Only the tyres will look better becoz of lower profile.
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