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Old 26 Jul 2014, 02:19 pm
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I am looking to raise the rear of my pt about 3inches... I added a cargo carrier to it for hunting trips and it drags the ground on bumps any held?
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Old 26 Jul 2014, 04:10 pm
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if the read drags what does the frount do????
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Old 26 Jul 2014, 05:32 pm
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Interesting project. You may be able to use Gabriel High Jackers?
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Interesting project. You may be able to use Gabriel High Jackers?
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last time i saw those i was in highschool and they were on an 81 camaro. my friend would fill them waaaaay up, i'd let the air out to be funny. convinced him they were leaking. -drove him crazy. about the 5th time i was letting the air out, he caught me in the act. LOL
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i had them on my elcamino they worked pretty good
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I looked and did nto see any for a PT what about longer springs???or shock extensions???and will it cause the tire to run on a angle if you get it to high
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I looked and did nto see any for a PT what about longer springs???or shock extensions???and will it cause the tire to run on a angle if you get it to high
There are some good candidates that may fit they are just in the specification listing of a Gabriel catalog.

The twist beam axle was measured with drop bobs last year in a shop to see if the theory about the watts link caused a push to one side during its travel was correct. It wasn't!

Springs would work as well but like the shock their are no listing for OE replacements but a look in a specification catalog of TRW finds some interesting idea's.

This must be done by the individual doing the mods by themselves. I for one can only suggest where to look for parts to do this project. It requires some careful planning and consideration of the end results ,experience and knowledge of suspension systems and modifying them.

There was someone that started a thread a while ago asking about replacing the tube shocks on the rear with coil over shocks similar to motorcycle style shocks. This is also very doable but again it requires some planning to be successful and safe. There are also a line of coil over shock through MONROE and also some supplier for early VWs that may work? I had thought about doing this but got to far into my other rear end project to change.
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 02:35 pm
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Adjustable air shocks or air bumpers would likely do the job.

Take a look at these that are designed to carry a heavy load at this link:

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Adjustable air shocks or air bumpers would likely do the job.

Take a look at these that are designed to carry a heavy load at this link:
These kits are designed to be used with factory suspension height. You would need to modify them to be used to raise the vehicle more than factory ride.

Not to say that it is not an alternative just a pricey one compared to other suggestions to make work.

I use to be a distributor for them and still have boxes full of parts,brackets,bags, air pumps, gauge,s lines etc for custom one off systems. Good company just not what the thread is asking for. Re: Raise the rear????



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These kits are designed to be used with factory suspension height. You would need to modify them to be used to raise the vehicle more than factory ride.

Not to say that it is not an alternative just a pricey one compared to other suggestions to make work.

I use to be a distributor for them and still have boxes full of parts,brackets,bags, air pumps, gauge,s lines etc for custom one off systems. Good company just not what the thread is asking for. Re: Raise the rear????
So does the OP really need to "raise" the back end of the PT or just be able to carry a heavier load at normal height? Cargo carriers usually just add additional weight.
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