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Corrected Rear Arms

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If you look around the internet, there is a lot of advice and conversation around castor correction for the front radius arms following a spring lift. However there is a lot less discussed about rear axle correction. Clearly "castor correction" does not apply to the rear but there is still an adverse effect due to a spring lift. There are two main effects, the nose of the differential is at the wrong angle which increases the angles the propshaft has to cope with and the spring mounts are not aligned top and bottom resulting in "banana" springs.

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Fitting rear bump stops

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The key to a good suspension set up is balance and stability. Over stretching in any direction achieves very little. Ok so the vehicle may seem to have amazing "articulation" but if the tyres are not generating traction (ie pressing on the ground) it does not matter how far they have stretched to touch the ground. Bump stops are a way of protecting the suspension from over compression on one side and the tyres from rubbing inside the wheel arch. Therefore, with a new set of springs and shock I also have gone for bump stop extensions 

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More parts

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I am sure I accidentally sold the shock absorbers I had put aside for my refresh of the suspension on BigJimny. Therefore I ordered a new set plus a set of bump stop extenders for the front. Now to get around to putting them on before I sell them again :) 
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Kingpin Bearings - The Video

Kingpin Bearings - The Video

As my "How-to" guide is really out of date, I decided to create a video of this last weekends Kingpin bearing change on "LittleJimny" before it goes off to its new owner. This is the way, whether you like it or not, that I change the Kingpin bearings....

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Don't over grease your CV's!!

Don't over grease your CV's!!
So, as described in the previous blog post (http://www.bigjimny.com/bigjimny-blog/jimny-modifications/entry/818-littlejimny-steering-wobble-1)  I am chasing down a wobble prior to selling LittleJimny. I am preparing a "How to" video but here is an advance finding from my work. The previous owner must have had the Kingpin Bearings changed at so...
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