Well, ultimate suspension and tyres have been on for about a month, just had the 1000k bolt and nut tighten and check by the mechanics who installed it - all ok there.
Ended up with 35mm lift in the front, with 50mm lift in the rear over the standard suspension with all the accessories.
Tyres and lift have transformed the car!
Massive increase in ground clearance/sill clearance as well as approach/departure angles
Thanks to Brendan at Ultimate for a quality product that works!
Took the triton for it's first (and probably last) snow trip this winter on Saturday
A bit of snow from about 1300m and upwards, mostly on the south faces of the peaks
Also threw in a nice little river crossing just to make it more fun, got to the top of the wheel arches at the deepest point.
Then spent the next half an hour getting stuck on the climb back out, very steep with loose shale and rock steps thrown in for good measure (the patrol had previously driven this hill 3 out of 3 times). Two lots of winching later and the top of the steep section was reached.
Note to self: ALWAYS remember to turn the ASC off when you turn the car off and on again when in the bush!!!!
Very unnerving to have the car basically stall right when you need the power and momentum the most
Took all day Sunday stewing over what happened and finally it clicked last night after reading a lot of stuff on diff lock and reduction gears
Every other trip I have consciously turned ASC off when putting it into 4x4, but with the multiple stops for snow play, tree cutting, river crossing etc it just got missed.
Otherwise had a good shakedown, the suspension is fantastic, the tyres go really well, the only possible downside is the slight loss of "go" with the bigger tyres, but it will still pull 100 in 4th up long, steep climbs on the road.
Can't want for the next trips to get a bit more handle on how the car behaves in the bush