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09 Feb 2020 16:05 #218219 by Riccy
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You should be getting the same front and rear I would have thought. As others say, the steering bars are about the only thing left?

This is using polybushes on castor arms & panhards and trailgear steering bars and its not even hinting of lifting a tyre at that...




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09 Feb 2020 16:10 #218220 by Zapnologica
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Mine are slightly longer when comparing bolt hole to bolt hole. maybe 3cm.

Not very noticeable in the image.

Yes, the extra length will have more leverage on the twist, However, I think the front radial arms are longer than the back if I remember correctly.

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09 Feb 2020 16:13 #218221 by Zapnologica
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I am no expert either, and I am in total agreeance with you. I am just in need of a suspension specialist to be like, aah I had this issue before too. you need to do xyz,

On the steering side. I also thought this is the only thing left. However from my tests, I Jacked up the RHS (looking from the front of the car) This is the side where the steering rod connects, and the other side of the diff could not droop. I cant see how the steering rod would hold it up all the way from the other side?

I have a mater with a stock Jimny suspension without swaybar, and it can flex beautifully, So all the stock components cant be limiting it that much.

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10 Feb 2020 00:33 #218251 by zukebob
Replied by zukebob on topic Front suspension help
I think everyone has covered what is left that could possibly limit travel. If you are looking for an expert, have you contacted 4Xfourart's customer service? They are certainly the experts in this particular design and may have experience with the issues you have described.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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10 Feb 2020 16:53 - 10 Feb 2020 16:54 #218265 by X8GGY
Replied by X8GGY on topic Front suspension help

sniper wrote: Your Anti Roll Bar is still attached, has this been "dropped" to suit the lift? The lift will have altered the mounting angle of the ARB and could well have added an unwanted preload if it is not lowered on the chassis side with blocks.

Repeat your articulation inspection with the ARB drop links removed. Hopefully, you'll get a lot more movement in the front axle.

You can fit an ARB disconnect which breaks the ARB in the centre with a weld on fitting that then allows free rotation when the bolts are removed.

Some just completely remove the ARB and drive the car accordingly (cornering gently due to body roll).

The 4x4Art kit does work well.

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Did someone mention Anti-Roll Bar Spacers?

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25 Feb 2020 00:17 #219036 by zukebob
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I'm curious if you have resolved your problem. Any updates?

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left

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