hdj100r suspension

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 21:55
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hey guys i know this has probably been brought up but i did a couple searches on here and lcool and couldnt get exactly the info i wanted.
who has a hdj100r with arb bullbar and winch but the front end sits lower than the back and looks quite average.
how do you get it level and is a lift kit possible with ifs and keeping it all level.

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Reply By: Crackles - Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 22:21

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 22:21
Yes it's all quite possible but probably better to have the rear slightly higher when empty to ensure it's level when loaded. This LINK explains the technical aspects & a phone call to the man in question can sort out a system to suit your needs.
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 23:09

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 23:09
Bradlez : Just doing this myself at the moment . with bull bar & winch thats a lot more weight on front end . so a up rated suspension < 50 mm lift . I'v gone with EFS torsion bars & shocks

you can just wind up standard torsion bars but that most likely wont last long .

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Reply By: Member - Jim (Syd) - Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 06:08

Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 06:08
The answer really is to transfer weight to the rear. How I did this was to put a dual spare wheel carrier on then up rate the suspension. We used 600 kg OME coils and Polyairs on the rear and OME torsion bars at the front. The shocks were replaced with Tough Dog Ralphs. End result is a much better lift with less weight at the front so that the downwards momentum when you drop into a dip or sand mogul (or something similar) is less and you do not get a huge downward plunge of the front end that goes all the way to the stops. The vehicle overall does get heavier so I took it to a specialised engineering group at Orangeville outside Sydney and they got their Engineer to go over it and certify it also with an updated the GVM so it is legal at 3758 kilos. They also laser aligned all wheels and when I got it back I could not believe how well it drove. The RTA engineers said the same.
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