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spring lift help

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10 Feb 2011 13:28 #11312 by fatwelly
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have just had a 2 inch springs made

1. do i need castor corection bushes ?

2. do i need to have prop shaft spacer ?

3. any cures for death wobble ?changed kingpins and track rod ends tyres are standard size but do run spacers.

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11 Feb 2011 07:55 #11368 by Monkey
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1. Castor bushs are not needed for a 2" lift

2.NO

3.There is not simple fix, here's are list from suzuki mechanic of what he dose.

hey all work, depending on what need's adjusting, if the wobble start's when braking then the rotor's & steering box adj, if still slightly there fit a dampner, while the rotor's are off the pre load & king pin play should be checked.

This is what I used to do, step by step. ( I'm going to skip the test drive:roll:)
1. jack up front & stand's under diff ( leaving enough room for the leading arm bolt's to be checked.)
2. check for movement in the king pin's & wheel bearings while the wheel's are still on.
3. remove wheel's, caliper's & rotor's. ( rotor's get machined if needed)
4. drop tie bar & drag link's off & out of the way.
5. remove wiper seal's & check for ANY sign's of rust/water, if there's any, the king pin bearing's get replaced.
6. check for drag on hub ( the wheel bearing hub & stub axle should really be removed, they will cause drag, but not much, so they stayed on for most of the one's I did.)
7. if adjustment needed ( from memory the drag is 4.6kg) remove the king pin's one by one & ad 1 shim per, checking drag each time a shim is fitted, only once did I only fit one per side.( king pin's tightened before drag checked) I also greased the bearing's while the pin was out, didn't get paid by suzuki to do so, but just something I did.
8. re fit wiper seal's after a hand full of grease jammed into the swivel hub.
9. back off ALL bolt's & re tighten on the leading arm's, pan hard arm's & just cause your there, the shock's ( some of the older Jim's had the rear of arm bush's replaced, there was a cut off date/vin range before a stiffer bush was fitted factory)
10. re fit all bit's you removed. (not going to type it all out.... :roll:)
11. adj steering box, which is better of left to some poor bugger that knows how to do, I have had to adjust & re adjust several time's, so please take care if you going to adjust your self, as an improper adjustment can/will bugger your steering box .
12. drive the no more wobble jim & enjoy the now tight feeling steering.. Razz

You will notice the steering is stiffer, so those of us with the pov pack's with out P/s, you will be working a lil harder to turn the wheel, but, this extra drag is what is needed to achieve the no wobble.

Notice I didn't mention a dampner???? not all need em, but I highly recommend fitment, & not the RTC shit, just a dampner.

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11 Feb 2011 15:19 - 11 Feb 2011 15:24 #11387 by fatwelly
Replied by fatwelly on topic Re: spring lift help
just fitted spring lift only managed the front springs so far as need to get rear shock extensions not enough movement in them to fit new springs

in all my years of working with rally cars never had one fall off jacks before until today bad schoolboy error damage not to bad only back end thank god

when fitting front springs noticed play in drag link/box could this be the cause of wobble?
have changed king pins both sides recently last 6 months

are drag link ends easy to get hold of ?


still not to sure on these jimnys but they are growing on me the more i work on mine still learning
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11 Feb 2011 20:35 #11407 by Monkey
Replied by Monkey on topic Re: spring lift help
Sorry mate, but there is no single cause of the wobble and to it fix it will be different for every jimny.

Also that play might be playing a role in the wobble, get it fixed, if it is still there buy a steering damper.

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