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Old 19-07-2015, 08:56 PM
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Also when I changed the torsion bars. I counted the number of turns the stock ones took to undo which was 15 turns each side. The new bars took 19-20 turns each to get the front back to the same height? Does that seem right? I thought being a heavier duty bar (higher spring rate?) That it would take a few less turns on the adjuster to get the same height?
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Old 19-07-2015, 11:58 PM
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Hey guys, I'm on raw shocks and leafs at the moment. Cost me $700 and I installed them myself. So far so good. Only been in for a couple thousand ks though. Can't see to much going wrong with them. I also purchased greasable pins and shackles and poly bushings for $200. All off ebay
Hey mate, what leaf springs did you go for, medium or constant load? And how much lift did you end up getting out of them?
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Old 20-07-2015, 12:23 AM
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I've done just over 500km and mine are at about 755-760mm on the rear. Haven't had anything in the back yet but I hope it doesn't go down any more.
I haven't installed the torsion bars yet. I would have assumed it would take less turns to get the same height up front.
I happy with the ride so far though. The new shocks made a big difference.
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Old 22-07-2015, 01:21 PM
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Just make sure you check the ubolts lol. I checked mine after about 500km and they were only finger tight. .... :/
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:52 AM
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Just checked over all my bolts after about 750km and everything is still at the right tightness...

The front has settled about 10mm lower than where I set it. I set the torsion bars with 760mm from bottom of rim to guard and is now 750mm so I'll lift them back up the 10mm and see how it goes, it should stay there now that its done its settling in.

The back has settled to the same height as 2012 d22's. 755mm on passenger side and 760mm on drivers side. I have a steel drawer on passenger side of tray (50kg) with about 30kg of gear in it so 80kg on the passenger side which will account for the 5mm difference in heights...

Still loving the ride compared to standard, it is very good.

Here's a pic if the old rear stuff alongside the new raw stuff. Shows how piddly the stock stuff is...

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Old 03-08-2015, 08:57 AM
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Rear stuff all in place and ready for wheels back on...

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Front shocks only just clear the control arms at full droop... There's only a mm in it...

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Old 08-08-2015, 08:01 AM
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Took the car for a quick trip into the local state forest to see how the new suspension handles rough dirt roads and the difference is awesome. The corrugated and rocky roads that used to make the thing rattle my teeth out and skip from side to side in the back are now quite easy to drive on with no real jumping around and it absorbs the corrugations like they're not even there... Very happy with it, haven't tried it 4wd'ing yet but no doubt it will be miles better than before at that too...

Here's how mine sits now with RAW gear in it... Don't really have a good before pic though to compare it with...

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Rear stuff all in place and ready for wheels back on...

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Front shocks only just clear the control arms at full droop... There's only a mm in it...

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To me it looks like the leaves are around the wrong way. Shouldn't that bracket on the springs, about 200 mm back from the front pin, be behind the axle??

Only reason I ask is I installed my suspension yesterday and I'm pretty sure it's the wrong way around. If it compresses fully then the bump stop on the chassis will smack into the bracket. The springs I got had one side longer to the center bolt. Think I have the wrong end at the front

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Old 24-10-2015, 11:14 AM
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To me it looks like the leaves are around the wrong way. Shouldn't that bracket on the springs, about 200 mm back from the front pin, be behind the axle??

Only reason I ask is I installed my suspension yesterday and I'm pretty sure it's the wrong way around. If it compresses fully then the bump stop on the chassis will smack into the bracket. The springs I got had one side longer to the center bolt. Think I have the wrong end at the front
You're right that the springs are different lengths from the ends to the centre bolt.

I have always been told that 99% of the time the short end is the front. Or in other words the short part of the leaf goes on the fixed pin (front on a rear axle), and the long part goes on the shackle end. That is how the stock springs were so I installed the new ones short side forward...

I have heard that you may have problems with axle wrap if you put the long side forward, someone correct me if this information is wrong...

But mines been in for about 10000 k's like this now with no issues, although I haven't got around to any serious off roading with these springs in yet...
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Old 24-10-2015, 12:23 PM
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While we are on the subject of RAW gear, I recently replaced my front shocks with a set of RAW nitro shocks, part number G6023BY.
They didn't come with the rubber covers. are the covers an optional extra, as I reckon I've been short changed by RAW and the place I bought them from couldn't get the covers.
They did do a good job tho, lifted the front a bit and the front is a lot more rigid.
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