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Chassis outrigger/body mount - advice needed

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04 Jan 2018 09:03 #188026 by mlines
My tyres are rubbing on full lock on the chassis outrigger/body mount at the front.

What have you done to yours to overcome this, keeping the car safe and legal (ie. possible "chassis modification" issue)


Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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04 Jan 2018 09:07 #188027 by TomDK
Cut, bend and weld or just give it a whack with a hammer :)

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04 Jan 2018 09:45 #188030 by mlines
Thanks, I am just aware that whilst the UK is pretty liberal on modifications compared to other countries, the one area that is a problem is any perceived modification to the chassis. Therefore looking for guidance on the proper approach - which might be bash it with a hammer :)

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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04 Jan 2018 18:09 #188042 by Riccy
I have this problem as well Martin.

Ive had a bit of bash at it with a hammer, but it hasnt helped much. Suspect i will end up making a new mount up and welding in place of the bit that gets in the way currently (back half of it). Few coats of underseal and it will look like its always been that way :-)

Of course, its a problem which could probably be sorted with extended bump stops as well. Ive some sexy RW ones from Dave to try before I make a new body mount.

Have you had to bash at the back of the front arches yet (about where the throttle pedal is)? A friend referred to it as 'massaging' the arches, rather than 'bashing', which i prefer ;-)

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05 Jan 2018 05:05 #188054 by Lambert
As far as I am aware, there's nothing to stop you from replacing the mounting bracket with one of your own design, so long as it is doing the same job in the same position in much the same way as a corrosion repair. My understanding is that the chassis alteration clause is aimed at people who make significant alterations like bobtails or snub noses or streches, that kind of thing. Its like altering the engine mounting brackets to put in a v6, yes it's a change but not a significant one.

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05 Jan 2018 05:17 #188055 by Lambert
Another example is a replacement rear cross member on a defender, there are many many different ways of doing it often with a lot of the mud traps of the original designed out but they all constitute a like for like replacement because they pick up on some part of the original chassis, allow mounting of the fuel tank in a similar position and also align with the body bolts.

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07 Jan 2018 19:20 #188105 by safari
i have 31" on mine and do not have body lift just 3" lift i had to cut , bend , hammer and weld

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