|mithun ||26th August 2006 05:32 |
Improve the Ride Comfort & Handling of Omni
I'm having a 2004 Omni(5 seater) with 145/70-R12 radials which has cloaked about 45,000 KMS. I had originally bought the vehicle for some rural & agricultural purposes. Now, I don't have any more agricultural uses and the leaf springs on the rear suspension of the Omni makes me quite wretched even for single driving. :Frustrati
I know that the leaf springs are meant for lugging heavy loads and since there is no more use for the leaf springs to carry heavy consignments, I'm planning to modify the suspension of Omni to something better to increase the driving comfort.
So what are the suspension mods suitable for Omni ?
What will be the total cost for the entire job ? My maximum budget is Rs.10,000. And will the mod be worth the money ?
Will it create any trouble for me in the future ?
Do I need to change the tyres ? I know that the correct size of radials for Omni is 145/80-R12. When I changed the tyres 5000 KMS ago, the tyre wallah accidently put the 145/70-R12 radials which is meant for Maruti 800. And I failed to notice the tyre size for about 3000 KMS.
One of my friends told me that it's possible to fit M800's rear suspension on Omni. Is it true ?
Is there any way can I improve the handling of Omni ? Although I know that Omni was never built keeping handling in mind and one can never expect better handling from Utility vehicles !!!
Please help me since I don't have any immediate plans to sell off Omni and even if I buy I new car, I will keep it as my 2nd car. please: