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Re: My guilty secret

Post by TijmenvdS » 03 Jun 2017 06:56

Die eerste keer toe ek daai geel ding sien oor die diff by Hennops vra ek toe vir Tinus wat is dit en hy vertel my toe dis n X-Link. Ek het nogsteeds nie geweet wat dit is nie maar nou ja. Gisteraand het ek die raak gelees en is uiters indrukwekkend. :thumbup:
Het jy dalk weer oorweeg om dit te verkoop en hoe moeilik is dit om die caster correction aan te pas vir verskillende lifts?
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Peter Connan » 03 Jun 2017 07:08

Tijmen, a year and a half later I am still struggling to find shocks that can actually take advantage of this system (unless one is prepared to extend the shock mounts into the engine bay).

Also, I reckon the costs probably don't make sense, as by the time you have included shocks, you can probably buy a Chinese selectable locker for the same money. Now this has some advantages over a locker, but ultimately the locker will provide more traction...
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by TijmenvdS » 03 Jun 2017 09:27

I am not scared of a grinder, also one of the tools need when I weld :blonde:

For now I am still looking forward to experimenting with the rear LDS. I haven't checked how easy it is to modify the shock towers but If I start modifying I want to do it all in one go including bushes etc. I am still looking for someone who has a kit for a 4"-6" lift, I don't know if I am correct to assume that with that lift the shocks would be quite longer which if I understand correctly with an X-Link one would be able to utilise more travel than the lift alone provides, limited again to the radius arm bushes.
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Alex Roux » 03 Jun 2017 09:29

Peter Connan wrote:Tijmen, a year and a half later I am still struggling to find shocks that can actually take advantage of this system (unless one is prepared to extend the shock mounts into the engine bay).

Also, I reckon the costs probably don't make sense, as by the time you have included shocks, you can probably buy a Chinese selectable locker for the same money. Now this has some advantages over a locker, but ultimately the locker will provide more traction...

Hi Tijmen

This is where a body lift can help you in combination of a 2" suspension lift.
I have the X-link installed on my V8.
In addition, the body lift has enabled me to use the additional space above the shock towers without having to open up into the engine bay.
The shock towers were made longer with spacers (also courtesy of Peter), and this enabled me to put longer shocks in.

Since the last modifications, I have not driven up a ramp yet to see how high I can get while still with traction on all fours.
But I am sure it is more than it used to be!

However what Peter said is very true.
You have better balance with more flex, so the more flex you have the better irrespective.
But when it comes to traction, with all the flex in the world, a locker with less flex can still climb the obstacle more easily.
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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Alex Roux » 03 Jun 2017 09:30

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Re: My guilty secret

Post by SJC » 03 Jun 2017 10:08

Peter Connan wrote:Tijmen, a year and a half later I am still struggling to find shocks that can actually take advantage of this system (unless one is prepared to extend the shock mounts into the engine bay).
Wonder of Theuhan se shock mounts gemodify is?: http://patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=7064#p86706

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Re: My guilty secret

Post by Peter Connan » 03 Jun 2017 11:46

Tijmen, extending the front shock mounts is actually quite easy, as the shock brackets are bolt-on items.

The only problem is whether or not you have something installed inside the engine bay at that point. In my case, I have my second battery exactly there, and the only other place it can be is in the back of the car, which is not a prospect that fills me with enthusiasm.

As for a lift, a suspension lift only helps if you also extend the bump-stops, but that limits flex again. If you don't extend the bump-stops, then the suspension must be able to compress the same amount, and thus you can't fit longer shocks...

Fanus, from what I can see of that photo, the flex is all at the back. The back end of the Patrol can as far as I understand it easily accomodate longer shocks, and a lot more flex (from standard) is available there.
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