nissan patrol mk 1989 planing to go 35 inch tires :)

Johan Safari

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Looks like a MQ/MK to me. He also stated spring over which means he has got leaves. May look like an early GQ leafy, but the back end has all the typical MK stuff on it. Jerry cans holder, rear popup window etc. MQ style mirrors on the front doors... smells like a MQ/MK ;)
 

Johan Safari

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Here's a link to an example of an MK with 35s. http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-mq-mk-12/35s-mk-22281/ so your looking at a 2" body lift, 2" spring lift and 2" shackles.
Tight squeeze! And you'd definitely need to change the diff ratios. Do MKs have H233B diff centres like GQs? You may find it hard to find ring and pinions for older diffs.
Most probably either the HB233 or C200. If it is C200 I wouldn't bother with larger wheels.... Very few had the H233B or even the H260.
See here for details http://mq-patrol.com/wiki/differential/
 
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Johan Safari

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Here's a link to an example of an MK with 35s. http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/nissan-patrol-mq-mk-12/35s-mk-22281/ so your looking at a 2" body lift, 2" spring lift and 2" shackles.
Tight squeeze! And you'd definitely need to change the diff ratios. Do MKs have H233B diff centres like GQs? You may find it hard to find ring and pinions for older diffs.
As you say, it will be a tight squeeze getting 35's in and there will be very little space for articulation. If you do a spring over with longer shackles, the result is very nice articulations due to the larger leaver action of the wheels now sitting at the bottom of the leaves. With SOA you want more lift...

Left vehicle below has a SOA, 33's on axles with low perches and flatter leave springs resulting in about a 6 inch overall lift and 1.4m cross axle articulation. The white vehicle has 35's, high perches and arched leaves. You don't want to test cross axle too much since it will fall over! Lift is over 10 inches and it feels unstable!
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89gqpatrol4x4

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Looks like a MQ/MK to me. He also stated spring over which means he has got leaves. May look like an early GQ leafy, but the back end has all the typical MK stuff on it. Jerry cans holder, rear popup window etc. MQ style mirrors on the front doors... smells like a MQ/MK ;)
It's a really bad picture on my phone , I can't even see the jerry can holder!
 
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