GU Patrol Suspension issues

Submitted: Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 14:20
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Hi, fistly I'm a bit of a beginner and new to the site. I have a 1999 GU ST Wagon (Y61) purchased second hand with around 80,000k's. The vehicle had a bad pull to the left and shudder in front end as if the tyres were out of balance. It also sat low on the driver's side by about 30-35mm. Long story short new rubber (BFG 265 75 16's All terrains), new Coils all round (King Coils with 2 inch lift) Big Bore shocks and steering damper, caster correction bushes fitted. Still pulls to the left and still sits low by about 30-35 mm on the drivers side. Front end shudder all but gone however. I am pulling my hair out (not to mention my wallet). Does anybody have any knowledge of any similar problems etc. I dont want to chew out $900 worth of tyres after spending what I have on the suspension if I can avoid it.

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Reply By: Member - Ross - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 14:28

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 14:28
What do you weigh?? ...

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Reply By: GUPatrol - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 14:29

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 14:29
Take it to a truck wheel alignment place. most likelly it has a bent axle housing affecting the camber.
Don't take it to automotive wheel aligners as they can only do toe-in for the patrol because of its live axle configuration.
It has to be a truck wheel alignment place (some advertise on 4x4 mags).
Most likelly it has had a bad thump on that side...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 15:11

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 15:11
There are sometimes passangers and drivers side springs, to counter for more weight from Aux Tanks..
Check that first. for the sag.

Pulling, that would be alignment, has it been smashed before? could be something bent in the steering..
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:28

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:28
Check with the guys who did your suspension they should have noticed it was sitting low on the drivers side.Regards Bob
Where to next
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 23:02

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 23:02
Time for some detective work, the shassis may be bent. place a spirit level across the chassis at the back and jack up the low side until it is dead level then take the spirit level to the front of the chassis and it should be dead level also. If that is ok then find the exact centre of the front cross member and measure from this mark on the cross member to the ends of the rear axle. If that is ok find the centre of the rear cross member and measure to the ends of the front axle. By now you will have found the problem. Eric.
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