VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Raz89 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Looks the goods. I like it a lot.

Good luck with your op and hopefully we'll see you back on here soon giving us all the good news that all the bugs are sorted and you can start selling these.
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby VMN on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:38 pm

Raz89 wrote:Looks the goods. I like it a lot.

Good luck with your op and hopefully we'll see you back on here soon giving us all the good news that all the bugs are sorted and you can start selling these.


Thanks mate, the good news is that it is not my drinking hand :mrgreen:
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby krazed on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:28 pm

im interested to see these installed and how they go :)
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Footer on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:01 pm

If you are in Brisbane I'm happy to help - I'm a qualified mechanic and have done body lifts on several cars including the Hilux and Navara with the steering column extension :)
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby VMN on Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:18 pm

krazed wrote:im interested to see these installed and how they go :)


So am I :o

Footer wrote:If you are in Brisbane I'm happy to help - I'm a qualified mechanic and have done body lifts on several cars including the Hilux and Navara with the steering column extension :)


Footer, a great offer thanks. I gave the prototype kit to frederik77 along with the loan of a couple of floor jacks a couple of weeks ago. I know he had a wedding on so it was going to take him a couple of weeks before he gould get to it. Maybe if you sent him a PM and see where he is at, he might take you up on the offer. i am sure he won't mind using hoist in favour of the floor jacks if you have one.... :D
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Raz89 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:55 am

I like this progress. As soon as these are ready and you're happy with them and pricing has been decided, I'm keen as mustard to give it a whirl.
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby krazed on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:03 pm

how did old mate go with his install ?? did he get it done and if so what are the findings ??
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby VMN on Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:22 pm

Guys, sorry about this going nowhere. I've had a bit of illness ad have just broken my wrist so this product got pushed back. I will be back onto it as soon as I can.
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby George Kyro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:59 am

Just a quick question in regards to this kit.
I have tjm's bull bar, side steps/sliders and rear bar. Will they all need to be raised or altered if i consider this kit?
Does this mean my bar work will have to be cut and rewelded or is it something a little more easier like just modifying or making new brackets where they bolt onto the chassis and bar work ? (and does anybody know if the tjm gear bar work connect to the vehicle with actual brackets or is it all one piece which connects to the vehicle... I'd hate to think i'd have to chop and weld my bar work and would much rather it having brackets that need modifying or getting new brackets

Does anyone know the answers to this as i do believe there would be a few of you interested in this kit but also have bar work fitted to your vehicles

I'd check myself but i dont have my vehicle with me right now.
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Tony81 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:42 am

VMN wrote: Our kit does not address bull are or the need to lift sliders etc. The factory side steps are not an issue as they are mounted to the body.

VMN does not address fabrication services or components to fix bar work as there are too many variables. I will say like the Hilux, the factory bumper is not attached to the chassis so it should just go back on.


Should answer your question George.... From the first page in this thread
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby George Kyro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks Tony, i had seen that part but wasn't sure because i think cd said something about the factory steps bolted onto the body but the aftermarket ones bolted onto the chassis, so was hoping somebody knew 100 % in regards to these tjm products

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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby 4wd26 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:20 am

bull bars, sliders and rear bars all bolt to the chassis

these will look a bit odd, if a body lift is done, unless modified, especially if bumpers have been cut in regard to the front bar.

I believe that xrox have a body lift kit to suit the tritons, sliders are usually custom so can accomidate the body lift.

problem is the rear bar, as it incorporates usually a tow hitch, in which the mounts should not be modified if planning to tow.

again nothing is imposible, just need to look at the risks

could get a glx towbar- already higher than a glx-r bar and make protection around this base.

not raise the tub, only raise the cab- would work (in my head) if you didn't have canopy or roll bar

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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby George Kyro on Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:30 am

thanks 4wd26 8-)
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby brodical on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:25 pm

Surely you would raise the tub as well ....others wise it would be fugly...
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby 4wd26 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:21 pm

brodical wrote:Surely you would raise the tub as well ....others wise it would be fugly...


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lifting the cabin, all the curves still remain the same, so should work
the only thing a little out of place would be the bottom of the tub in front of the rear wheel, that could be hidden by sliders

anyway- was a option and might be better than having to modify the rear bar- which in my case is required for towing
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby brodical on Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:37 pm

Yeah the sliders may fowl on the fron of the tub depending on the slider and...and it would create a noticeable gap between cab and tub.....and the wheel arch clearances would be different and look funny with the rear being lower....although possible ...IMO not practical ...I reckon you could leave the rear bar as it is and have a gap there or mod something to fill the void ...a 2 inch gap between rear bar and tub would be more aesthetic than the other option ...I reckon..
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby macca002 on Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:35 pm

Might be able to get away with a 1" bodylift and keeping the bar work as is - especially if you are adding bullbar AFTER the BL. Just cut the front bumper 1" lower than it is supposed to be?

Only issue I can see is the possibility of the top part of ARB/TJM bars getting a bit of shine back from the lights. Would be too close to tell without actually doing it.

Guess if someone is going through the effort of putting a BL into their rigs, then they would be running some pretty big rubber. Triton on 35's would take the focus off a bar work gap 8-)
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Chill on Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:50 pm

Has this progressed anywhere, just interesting to know as I would think about putting in a 1 inch body lift so there wouldn't be much modification to the front bar and sliders :oops:
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby Damoml on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:54 pm

I'm also interested in this.
Wouldn't mind doing a 1" body lift :|
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby truck l on Sun May 04, 2014 6:01 pm

Is this kit still going ahead
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby truck l on Sun May 04, 2014 6:02 pm

Is this kit still going ahead
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Re: VMN Body lift for Triton - Let's do it

Postby chimpanchee on Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:21 pm

id be interested in this kit if its been developed
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