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LWB Lift question

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a 40mm lift, I would definitely recommend two things - add a little bracket to lower the routing of the handbrake cable else it is mega tight if you fully articulate the axle (I know 99% people wont have a problem, but that one time you drive up a bank or something you risk damage to it).

Also the flexi brake pipes yes, they cope BUT roughtrax sell slightly longer braided ones - a) will last for ever b) will cope again with the increased movement just incase...  

Also the ARB is designed to work best at a particular angle to the axle so ideally extend the Anti Roll Bar links by the same amount as the lift....

All very easy and just makes it all nice Smile


P.s. which of the OME Springs did you fit for those measurements out of interest??
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

The easiest way to 'correct' the position of the ARB it is to replace (a) the rear ARB links with the ones intended for the front of the vehicle (they are longer) and (b) replace the front links with ones intended for the rear of a Nissan Terrano (also longer). These return your ARB to a neutral position with a 2" suspension lift, or at least to a closer-to-neutral position. Personally I'm sceptical about the need to 'correct' the ARBs, but I did so. I no longer have a rear ARB but when I did I can't say I noticed any difference!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realise Roughtrax did braided extended, thanks for the tip!  I was planning on getting some done on e bay probably, but Roughtrax are decent.

I was thinking something similar on the handbrake cable, it's very tight on mine.  I think I'll do that before it goes on the road.

Springs wise, I've gone for the Pedders shocks and springs from Roughtrax.  The shocks are on, but I've not done springs yet, only just got the truck started again in order to move it about the drive.

I'm doing a gearbox flush, and finishing off servicing the transmission over the next few days, then back on to fitting the rear springs.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good point about the ARB links actually, I'd not even considered those.  Do any companies sell extended ones for the LC90, or are there ones from other models that fit?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 19:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have some braided brake hoses kicking about if someone is after a set.... drop me a message
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 15:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,

Sorry, been a bit hectic here, just PM'd you.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

diggerdave wrote:
The easiest way to 'correct' the position of the ARB it is to replace (a) the rear ARB links with the ones intended for the front of the vehicle (they are longer) and (b) replace the front links with ones intended for the rear of a Nissan Terrano (also longer). These return your ARB to a neutral position with a 2" suspension lift, or at least to a closer-to-neutral position. Personally I'm sceptical about the need to 'correct' the ARBs, but I did so. I no longer have a rear ARB but when I did I can't say I noticed any difference!

that's a super tip, my ARB is not overly stiff after the lift but I'll keep an eye on it and swap them over, same about the braided brake lines, I'll look at upgrading the current ones when I renew the brake fluid...so much good advice around here!
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