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With the moderate amount of lift you've described (1" to 1.5"), you shouldn't need a to drop your transfer case. Dropping the transfer case is done to straighten the angles on the front and rear drive shafts. In your case, consider the length of the drive shafts and the amount of lift. I don't know the dimensions of the XJ, but consider the length of the ...


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In general, you get the least trouble when the circumference of the new tire is close to the old tire. So when you move to bigger rims, you also need lower-section tires. You can use a tire size calculator to find a combination that works well. When the circumference of the new tire is much larger than the old one, your speed will be higher at the same ...


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Wait what? Let's look at some physics here. If you have less grip in the front, your car understeers, you hit the tree and you die. If you have less grip in the rear, you ovesteer, you hit the tree and die again, not seeing what killed you. 1. Rear end Grip Shocks are important to maintain the balance of the vehicle in a turn and ensure contact of the ...


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Aerospace landing gear applications usually require springs to be coated in Duralon (name brand), which is a Nylon compound that is applied much like a powder coat. It is used for its flexibility, impact and corrosion resistance, and it provides a smooth, clean finish so damage and defects are easier to visibly identify.


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The very best solution is to powder-coat them - but you need to get them to a paint-ready condition before you take them to the powder-coating company; otherwise, it could cost quite a bit. Harbor Freight sell powder-coating kits, but I've never tried them, and if this is a one-off job, sending it to a company will be the most cost-effective solution. ...


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Will installing a pneumatic suspension damage my vehicle? Not necessary depending on the kit. Per your vehicle a company called Air Lift does make an air ride lowering kit for your vehicle that has air bags for the rear that would simply replace the spring: and air struts for the front that will replace the coilovers: The issue you would face is ...


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I had the same thing - a broken spring at a rear wheel. I did drive it a few months till I got to fix it (I was a student and I didn't have enough money at the time) but I did go slower and been more careful and things worked out. Go slower, be more careful and repair it as fast as you can.


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Treat them like other suspension components (and with a similar lifespan). The reason it's so hard to get an answer on lifespan is that it's very dependent on the installation and the other components. If it's installed incorrectly - which happens a lot - then the bag can rub against other parts of the car, and won't last as long. Use cheap hoses, or a dodgy ...


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I'll go ahead and answer my own question since I recieved some help from a Xantia driver. The lowest syspension setting turns off the system and leaves your car with 0 suspension wich is highly unrecommended. It's inteded for servicing and liquid flushing. On the other hand higher ride heights can be used to drive although the highest setting is ...


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The design nomenclature in the motorcycling community is called 'Mono-shocks' Mono-shocks are essentially a design extension of the desire to reduce unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is merely the weight of the suspension that IS NOT carried by the springs. In other words, it's the weight the springs need to get back on the ground when and undulation ...


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I have three Wranglers, and there are plenty of places on them to squeak, and not all of them have grease nipples. The most common places that will cause a squeak on the Wrangler, in order of likeliness) Track Bar bushings (rubber bushings, no grease point) Tie rod ends at the axle (usually grease points at both ends) Drag Link (usually greasable at both ...


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Check with your local off-road or Jeep club, if there's one in your area, chances are someone has some sitting in the garage. Many people who off-road remove the rear sway bar completely. If you're driving on the road, and haven't made any other provisions, I wouldn't recommend doing this, but you might find someone willing to give you a sway bar link.


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It'd be difficult to identify a trend without some heavy-duty statistical analysis, but the "cantilevered" rear wheel is all about suspension travel. This design is for off-road bikes, BMX bikes, etc. that need a lot of vertical travel in the rear wheel. Part of the reason for the need for lots of travel is the need for softer springs. There's an ...


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It's difficult to determine the root cause of a death wobble from the behaviour alone, but there are some clues. They're just not fool proof. If you find your death wobble is related to speed, and stops when you lower your speed (instead of having to come to a full stop), then it's probably an issue with tire balance or possibly wheel bearings. If you find ...


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Your Camry uses a coil over strut type suspension. The proper method of lowering a vehicle like this involves replacing, at a minimum, the entire coil/strut assembly with springs designed to lower the car (which are both shorter and stiffer), and uprated struts that will handle the increased forces imparted by the springs. Additionally, especially on ...


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Pros: Looks (arguable) Lower center of gravity, more stability, less chance of rolling. Lower gas consumption Cons: Stated above by @gabrieldiego


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For God's sake don't I'm still to see a car that was lowered properly. From what I can remember now you will have these issues: The car will jump at every small irregularity in the asphalt. Wheels will scratch against the body when steered or when suspension works In a collision, the car will damage more for being in a lower position. More maintenance ...


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The late 60s to early 70s mustangs has shocks and springs on the upper control arms. Normally They are installed on the lower control arm to save space. By fitting them between the control arms the towers don't have to be as tall or the shock/spring could be mounted directly to the frame.


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its easy to test that taking speed bump or curb at angle is better. can do this just in front of your house or neighborhood. need a rolled curb not a flat curb. if you have a low car like my vw golf back out or drive straight no turning the wheel at all. on my car backing out or taking straight line forward on a curved curb the bumpers both bottomed out and ...


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Is it reasonable to expect that they should have noticed the torn LCA bushings and not done the alignment? It is reasonable to expect they should have noticed, but not unreasonable to realize everything will get noticed. I had my 72 Chevelle aligned once. The guy worked and worked on it trying to get the alignment right. Finally he kind of gave up and ...



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