2" lift

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GazT
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2" lift

Postby GazT » Fri May 04, 2007 10:57 am

Hi all,

I am soon to carry out a two inch lift on my 90.

Firstly, is an adjustable panhard rod necessary or recommended as I have heard various schools of thought on this. A two inch lift results in the necessity of a 5mm longer rod (I have been told) or your tracking will be out (crabbing).

Secondly, I understand that the lift will put extra stress on the joints of the front propshaft in particular. Which is the best remedy for this...a double joint carden propshaft or simply a wide yoke prop.

Both the carden prop and adjustable panhard rod are expensive items and I don't want to waste what little money I have if it is not of clear and practical benefit.

Cheers,

Gaz.
Last edited by GazT on Fri May 04, 2007 12:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby tecnick » Fri May 04, 2007 12:06 pm

Hi, I have had lifts on a disco and a defender and have not altered anything to do with steering geometry or prop shaft, seems ok.
cheers nick

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Postby GazT » Fri May 04, 2007 12:59 pm

Thanks Nick,

Just want to try and set it up right first time.

Cheers

Gaz
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Postby nicks90 » Fri May 04, 2007 2:58 pm

got a lift on my 90 and not had any detrimental steering issues with vibration or bumpsteer.
only problem i have encountered is that the UJs on the props tend to wear out a bit quicker........ or maybe thats just my love of gritty muddy silt filled bomb holes!
Bugger!
Another bloody dent...

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Postby GazT » Fri May 04, 2007 4:05 pm

Hi Nick,
Me thinks better props will have to be fitted to mine. Front one has been repaired already and is due for a change.
Cheers,

Gaz
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