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09 Mar 2018 18:11 #190177 by sniper
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I'm consistent in my lack of clarity.....

Ultimately, as much adjustability as I can build in, starting with the front track control arms and panhard rod.

Then the rear track control arms and panhard rod.

I'm looking more at adjustability for four wheel tracking, rather than castor correction following a lift.

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09 Mar 2018 18:51 #190178 by jackonlyjack
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I have adjustable panhards and my rear one is too long
I have just over 2" lift and need to shorten by 4mm
So i think you'll have to make your own for such a small lift

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09 Mar 2018 19:56 #190184 by sniper
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Finally figured out how to copy it.......

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09 Mar 2018 20:02 #190185 by sniper
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I get there in the end........

This full system at £350, might take the gamble and contact my man in China.....

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09 Mar 2018 20:25 #190187 by sniper
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This type of adjustable stuff but with +/- 10mm either side of standard position.

It may be easier to order the kits for a lifted truck and modify them, much the same as your having to jack.

So frustrating, was a coded pipe welder and this was the sort of thing I did in my lunch breaks for mates, fabbed all sorts. Four link kits and strut towers were a favourite, even got coded on CDS and T45 tube so I could build a roll cage, got a dodgy ticker now and can't weld anymore......

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09 Mar 2018 20:26 #190188 by Jezz
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It's been fettled just a tad.

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09 Mar 2018 20:32 #190189 by Jezz
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It's been fettled just a tad.

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09 Mar 2018 22:16 - 09 Mar 2018 22:17 #190195 by sniper
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along those lines but perhaps ones that ain't made of platinum......... Louis Vuitton TCA's whatever next, Gucci gearboxes......

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10 Mar 2018 05:37 #190210 by Lambert
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That's some pretty serious raid style suspension kit right there. I would suggest that unless you are wanting to upset nemesis or erx drivers it's not entirely necessary to have so much adjustment on a Jimny. Unless you are planning on getting air on sweet lamb on a weekend, if so can I come and crew for you?

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10 Mar 2018 10:11 #190223 by sniper
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I have had a good look around the car now and put a few K on it, beginning to get a" handle" on it Lambert.

If I choose wisely, I think might be able to have my cake and eat it.

A robust and accurate (adjustable) steering geometry, top end damping, 16" tarmac tyres, 15" forest tyres, 1300cc screamer on throttle bodies.... sounds more like a rally car than a 4x4.

Not really surprising it's where my limited experience lays, my aim I suppose is to find a damper/spring/height combination that will need only damper rates and the change in sidewall flex of the tyre to take it from "tarmac" to "forest".

A compromise on tough off roading but I still think with the ATB diffs front and back, it will be pretty capable.

The ability to do on car adjustments keeps the work within my remit, so keeps long term costs down and allows fine tuning over time.

I do keep watching those diesel brothers programmes and wondering what they could do to a Jimny. If you can sort one those, I'll happily be the idiot doing 60 at the ramp........

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10 Mar 2018 18:36 #190239 by Lambert
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Right well, that's essentially Ermintrude, or will be when I get the 18s funded. Suspension wise for reliability and easy replacement I am using stock components but with sports dampers. Keeps the off road performance to a point where with the 4x4 engaged mobility is not compromised too much on the stock wheels. However on road the sports dampers control over cornering forces is almost beyond physics. Add in the lack of flex of going from a 70 profile to a 45 and an extra 60mm of rubber per axle and serious handling is imminent.

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11 Mar 2018 08:58 #190257 by Riccy
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Have a look at Koni heavy track shocks. they make an adjustable damper kit for standard height jimnys..

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