100 series IFS cracks

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 18:13
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are these problems (cracks) all related to "Modified" suspensions (no matter how slight)

has any one got standard and cracks?
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Reply By: Glenn D - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:51

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:51
Nude,

Maybe your cracks could become "standard" before you report them..

Glenn
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 00:24

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 00:24
you dont need the hassles dude
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 01:05

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 01:05
the 100 was a very marginal offroader withits weight and width without ifs now - weeeelllll
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:11

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:11
Standard as well.
My opinion is that people who modify suspensions usually load vehicle up with more weight and I think it is the extra weight, driving too fast over washoutsts, cresting dunes etc is what causes the cracks. ie if the car is consistently hitting the bump stops then I think thats where the problem is.
There are after market reinforcem3ents available for these but in my opinion one still needs to take more care.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:29

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:29
Are you suggesting it is only drivers of 100 series that do these things?

I'm sure drivers of other vehicles do the same things without issue.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:42

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 08:42
maybe its the driver pushing the car beyond its engineered limits?
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Follow Up By: Richard - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:18

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:18
King off road? We'll see. I've just bought one after trading in the NM Pajero. As someone said on another forum "You've now got one live axle".
I'll be keeping a close eye on the front lower control arms.
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Follow Up By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 09:34

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 09:34
Jimbo,

Everyone overloads but it is probably more of a design thing on the 100# and if you continually hammer it the wishbones may crack. The wishbone/ bump stop design acts as a giant fulchram/lever.

Don't forget many thousands of these vehicles are sold with no problems. It seems to be the ones continually hitting bump stops that have the problem.

The aftermarket suspension is just a way for the manufacturers to get out of warranty obligations.
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Reply By: Richard - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:35

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 21:35
if your hitting the bump stops then your suspension upgrade is not an upgrade. if its done right then you wont bottom out. i upgraded my suspension on my patrol and push it pretty hard when out bush... to the point of being almost airborne a couple of times without any dramas and thats loaded up with alot of of weight including 100 litres of diesel on the roof. when a suspension is 'upped' all extra weight increases (front and back) should be taken into account to work out what is required.
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