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  • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 1

    Now for a while I have been fiddling with a custom suspension setup. It was based on stock second hand springs and took a bit of trial and error to sort out.

    Before all of this I was running 2" lifted springs with extended shackles.

    Firstly I started on the rear. My mate upgraded the suspension in his 60 so I got his leaf packs and got the rears with the load leaf taken out.

    Here you can see the top leaf pack being the 2" lifted bj42 pack, and under that is the 60 series rear pack with the load leaf removed.
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    With it in it ended up pushing the rear diff back 2.5". But this made it sit a lot better in the wheel well. You can see there isnt much left in the drive shaft. Added to this the brake line needed extending.
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    Unfortunately with just the 60 pack it meant the shackle angle was a bit too flat and it needed at least another leaf in the pack. However It meant droop was good.

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    • Twisty
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      Andy, all articles say I don't have permission to view when I click on the link.

    • ironpaw
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      Thanks for the heads up I'll check it out.
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  • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 2
    by ironpaw
    The answer to the fixing the too soft spring pack was to insert some more leaves. So I found some from a 75 leaf pack. The ones I chose were the 3rd and 4th longs (you can see they are a different color in this photo:
    This resulted in a heaps better shackle angle (of which I dont have photos of). To round out the mods, at this point in time, on the rear end, I piggy backed another 40 series brake line to the existing flexible hose to extend it. I also sourced a 55 series front shaft and g...
    13-02-2014, 10:38 PM
  • SWB Custom Budget Suspension Part 1
    by ironpaw
    Now for a while I have been fiddling with a custom suspension setup. It was based on stock second hand springs and took a bit of trial and error to sort out. Before all of this I was running 2" lifted springs with extended shackles. Firstly I started on the rear. My mate upgraded the suspension in his 60 so I got his leaf packs and got the rears with the load leaf taken out. Here you can see the top leaf pack being the 2" lifted bj42 pack, and under that is the 60 series rear pack with the lo...
    13-02-2014, 10:36 PM
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