View Full Version : How far off the ground is a genuine Walinshaw?


vysv8
25-07-03, 19:42
I was wondering if anyone knew, or could measure for me, the height off the ground the front spoiler is (with the lower lip fitted)?

Thanks.

Whitemagic
26-07-03, 19:59
Good question

NZ VLTURBO
28-07-03, 21:10
Exactly?

120mm. Give or take a couple, here and there. :D

Too low to get over the skid rails on the sides of the pit at the testing station. Had to run her along some boards to raise her up. :roll:

walky59
26-02-04, 13:32
Mine (#59) is only 110mm .... hmmm interesting.

Evan.

Walkie
27-02-04, 07:44
Do you guys leave your front lip on, because I can't even reverse up my drive way with mine on.

Psi_Wagon
28-02-04, 21:33
lol really 120mm standard, thats HUUGE!

mines 39mm with the front lip, u think 120mm is hard to drive with!

NZ VLTURBO
29-02-04, 17:30
I'm not to sure if mine is exactly 120mm, but I'm glad it aint 39mm.
Hehe

vlt-dreamer
01-03-04, 09:39
yah i thought with the lip on it would be heaps less than 120.

walky59
02-03-04, 12:00
Yep Mine has the lip on and is 110mm ...

39mm!!!! on the other hand ... bloodyhell!!!! Is that on low springs or what?

I dunno how you drive it with 4 cms of clearance ... you wouldnt be able to clear a cain toad up here in QLD :)

BTW: I use re-enforced 10mm steel ramps to get mine in the driveway hehehe was a small price ($260) to get easy access to a now perfectly flat driveway

Psi_Wagon
02-03-04, 21:51
yeh with pedders low suspension, the lowest point on the car (without the lip) is 101mm. soo. i obviously dont drive around all teh time with it on tho! faaark that.

i know a guy with an orig walky and he had his driveway re-concreted to get his up the driveway!!talk about a dedicated car lover!

cbr600rr
01-06-04, 15:59
i thought 85mm was supposedly the standard...

vlt-dreamer
01-06-04, 16:22
i thought 85mm was supposedly the standard...

next time i get the chance ill check out a mates...

cbr600rr
02-06-04, 13:36
yeh thats what my mates is.
interesting to see if there is that much variation between walkies tho...

ILLUSIV
02-06-04, 15:49
Well if suspension hasn't changed, then it will probably be lower, as it sags over time. If modified, then it will be lower.

Not many walkys going round that would be 85mm I don't think...

komodowagon
22-06-04, 21:41
well concidering that 100mm is legal and the walkys were all made to adr and compliance that would mean that they would have to be atleast 100mm :. 120mm sounds about right. 38mm man roads between surfaces can vary upto 20mm ther for you would only have 18mm of clearance without suspension travel. bugger that

Psi_Wagon
22-06-04, 23:25
haha i know what u mean, i dusnt like being driven on bumpy roads :/.
it hits sometimes on the slightest change in road surfaces. makes you drive really cautiously tho.

vlt-dreamer
23-06-04, 09:20
thats why your lip is off eh Cam?:)

Psi_Wagon
28-06-04, 08:06
haha yup, only on for special occasions, the amount of times ive takin it off and repaired it is just silly!

ill chuck it on for the cruise in 2 weeks

NZ VLCT
18-07-05, 21:11
pic of 39mm front please

Corsa
18-07-05, 22:11
I should have measured the height of one of them yesterday as i was out cruising with 5 of them. One car's front lip actually touched the ground under hard braking. All cars looked identical in height.
Corsa

aus880
19-07-05, 20:13
If an ant lifts his head up mine would hit him with the lower spoiler section fitted

NZ VLCT
19-07-05, 22:21
pic? please

OldGold
20-07-05, 07:29
well concidering that 100mm is legal and the walkys were all made to adr and compliance that would mean that they would have to be atleast 100mm :. 120mm sounds about right. 38mm man roads between surfaces can vary upto 20mm ther for you would only have 18mm of clearance without suspension travel. bugger that

Quite sure they were delivered without the lip fitted, and the dealer/buyer could do so at their own discretion.

ILLUSIV
20-07-05, 15:09
Some were delieved without the lip, but they were towards the end. The majority of them came with the lip on.

walky509
04-09-05, 22:17
mine is 90mm and i got defected cause its gotta be 100mm, thats with lip on, easy to drive, very stiff front

Psi_Wagon
19-11-05, 20:42
man this thread is old, but ill post the pics anyway, sorry bout the quality.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/Psi_Wagon/My%20Car/VLT__Charger_23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/Psi_Wagon/My%20Car/VLT__Charger.jpg

Psi_Wagon
19-11-05, 20:44
and yes i realise the date on the camera is wrong, lol

oma72
14-06-06, 21:07
Mine use to be 100mm as i got pulled over by the cops 4 years ago down Gold Coast-they had a stick with a wheel on it that was 4"dia and it just touched the underside of the bottom piece.They let me go but then talked to me for an hour about my Walky,very rare these days.Its now about 127mm as i have fitted 19"wheels(had 17")

Corsa
15-06-06, 10:17
I would be interested to hear how your car got that much extra ground clearance by changing rims.
Corsa

oma72
15-06-06, 20:39
I may have over estimated 100-125mm but before i put the 19" on i compaired them next to the original 16"rim and it was at least 25mm bigger.I duck down to the garage with a tape measure and confirm the ground clearance.

I was close-its now 120mm.I also mesured the outside dia of both tyre sizes,19" was 630mm(245x40 series Falken)and 16" is 610mm(205x55 series). Hopefully i won't have to repair the bottom front bib as much anymore.

Corsa
15-06-06, 22:37
Bonus for your front bar but definetley not for your speedometer accuracy. 245/30/19 would be the closest you could get to factory tyre circumference. With the 245/40/19 you will be travelling about 7.5% quicker than it indicates.
Corsa

oma72
15-06-06, 23:00
Thanks for that Corsa,havn't driven it much since i bolted on the 19's.Also i just doubled checked they are 245 35 series not 40 series as i stated before. Had 17" 235 40 series for 9 years on the Walky.

SEXIE-RED
15-06-06, 23:28
psiwagon, is that yours??
ITS TUFF AS!!!!
that is by far the toughest wagon i have ever seeeen