IFS trouble on HDJ100R year 2000

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 17:07
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Hi all,

so far i always have only been reading on this fantastic site with all the usefull information of fellow knowledgeable 4wd'ers.
the above topic has been discussed plenty of times but i couldn't find the right answer in any other thread.
Earlier this year i got a set of Cooper AT3 and the guys trying to do the wheel alignment said something is fishy and they could not get the alignment right.
They played around with the torsion bars trying to get things right but no success.
Shortly after i noticed knocking sounds from the front end and the torsion bars touching the sway bar bracket and i even found the lh side bracket where the sway bar is attached to the frame had broken off.
there is no lift kit in the front only upgraded shocks by the previous owner, cant see a brand name anymore. they seem heavy duty and are red in colour.
at the moment the gap on the rh side between torsion bar and sway bar bracket is only 5mm, which from memory is way too little. but i'm not sure!!!
Unfortunately i don't know anybody else with a 100ifs to compare.
Who knows somebody competent on the 100ifs front end in Melbourne who could help to sort my problem out.
Split cv boots are very common at least once a year, that's not normal either or????


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Reply By: dindy - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:07

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:07
Hi Steff, go directly to Lcool.org do not pass go!! join its free go to the 100 series technical forum do a search, there you will find much information on this very subject with pics!! it is a much discussed topic with helpful advice. Splitting cv boots is not normal at the rate you are experiencing, this is usually due to the torsion bars being wound up to high this leads to distortion of the boots. There are people with similar issues you have and have sought and received advice on this site. Its not always easy to get the wheel alignment right on these vehicles as, it needs to be taken to a l/cruiser front end specialist not just your local tyre place.
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:09

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 18:09
The early 100 series had problems with the lower control arm cracking around the torsion bar; it sounds like this could be your problem.

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Reply By: Paul and Mel - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 20:33

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 20:33
contact Darren at Autocraft in Geelong, he knows 100 IFS backwards.
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