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Do I have a lift?

Discussion in 'Rodeo' started by Archerman, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Archerman

    Archerman New Member

    hi all

    I'm hoping someone out there might be able to let me know if I have a lift on my tf r9 rodeo... As the moment it measures 50cm from center of the hub to the wheel arch. One garage says it looks too low to be considered lifted the other garage thought the opposite... I don't want to pay for lifted suspension if I already have it.

    Thanks for your guidance
  2. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Hi Mate,
    Show us some photos ;)
    Cheers Rick
  3. muc the truck

    muc the truck Well-Known Member

    The factory wheel alignment procedure starts with correcting and adjusting the torsion bars to the correct height . Twits often forget this step . So if its close to factory and drooped the first thing you do is adjust it back to factory prior too adjusting tie rods. If its like 40-50mm above factory the person will know imedidiatly its been lifted and one would think they would also then adjusts shims to trim wheel alignment back to how it would be factory just a little taller . In any case regardless what torsion bars are in there , after market or stock what gives you the lift in the front is this adjuster. Just be aware the most critical element of a 4x4 is suspension travel as that's the only thing that's going to give you traction when the track starts getting rough . every mm you lift this car in the front is a mm you loose in travel down and over all travel is limited in most independent suspension over all by about 30-40 % of your lift . This is because when you wind up torsion bars you just increased the spring tension and the car unless it hits the bumps harder than it did stock you don't hit bump stops on one wheel if its a lump or a ledge and because you raised it the droop side now doesn't droop into the hole and make traction happen . Lift is a compromise of traction with independent diffs. The only way to have your cake and eat it too is fit a front locker . That way you can still have a 50 mm lift and traction too. With al torsion bars a day will come that they have faded so much they will not have any more adjustment left . There is also a risk in snapping a torsion bar and or CV JOINT if your too greedy for lift . the cv joint breakage issue can be reduced with a locker .

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