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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Clem » 13 Nov 2017 13:37

Peter, I think you're probably right and I would expect to find that the front left corner is slightly higher. But it seemed level before we fitted the rear coils. The other thing is that the vehicle is still on the original Nissan shock absorbers and it might be that these also play a role. Technically, the lift should only be about 1 inch but whether it is, I am not sure. Anyway, we'll see what happens with a bit of time.

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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Rudolph » 13 Nov 2017 15:26

Give it some time, when I fitted a new EFS suspension a few years ago, it was also not level all round, it took if I can remember correctly a good 1000km to settle and level out.
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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Clem » 13 Nov 2017 15:50

Thank you very much Rudolph. I will use the vehicle over the December season and then we will see after that.

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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Grant » 13 Nov 2017 16:10

Often had to fit spacers on top of the coils on many of the older vehicles when I still had LA Sport Centurion. Most fo the time they were on the rear but they are made for front and back. Give Mega world a call should the problem persist and they also come in different sizes.
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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Clem » 13 Nov 2017 16:44

Thank you Grant!

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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by Clem » 14 Dec 2017 10:14

Okay, nothing has changed on the suspension but it seems to have settled and solved itself. This morning looking at the vehicle from behind on a flat surface, the sub- tank completely empty and with the main tank very nearly completely empty but a second battery in the drawer system on the right-hand side of the vehicle, the right rear of the vehicle is actually now slightly higher than the left rear. In other words, all around, probably correct and about as much as you could hope for. So it seems that it was largely a matter of "letting it settle over time". Only a few hundred kilometres – if that – done since installation.

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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by SJC » 09 Mar 2018 08:19

AndriesS wrote:
19 Jul 2013 09:04
Many cars use spacers for this reason, manufacturing tolerances could create these sort of differences, though 2cm's area a lot. I haven't read all the posts but how and where is the measurements taken. I hope it's from the the center of the wheel to the tupperware

I would suggests adding spacers, this will not change the spring rate.
Where can one find these spacers, who sells them?

My patrol has always been leaning a bit to the left. Noticed yesterday while changing wheels/tyres, with vehicle in the air, that the left rear coil is quite loose.
So i was thinking to either use a spacer or have the coil re tentioned? :think:
(TJM coils)

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Re: Leaning suspension

Post by hugejp » 09 Mar 2018 08:37

I think Terrain Tamer have them...

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