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26 Nov 2018 19:13 #198190 by kirkynut
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Is it possible that the extra diameter makes the normal play in the new bearings feel magnified. It's the leverage effect.


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27 Nov 2018 05:12 #198214 by Lambert
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Don't forget that the Jimny was designed as a kei car. It was then altered into the Jimny wide for export markets. When we as users then further modify it to be a monster truck we are well beyond what the original design parameters were in terms of the axles geometry. The Jimny wide that most of us have was already on the limits of reliability for bearing life when it left the factory, when we start altering things like scrub radius and increasing the exposed dynamics of loading on the bearings with increased offsets and larger diameters and significantly heavier wheels and tyres, it becomes a short and brutal life for things like kingpins and wheel bearings. It's science.

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