Patrol 4x4 - Nissan Patrol Forum banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Every dog has his day
2005 TD42 GUIV
Joined
·
18,453 Posts
Requirements;
4 springs
4 shocks
Front and rear adjustable panhard rods
Caster correction of choice; plates, drop boxes or arms
Longer brake lines from each diff to chassis, or at the very least fit rear to front and get new rear one
Swap rear tail shaft end for end
Cut 15mm off rear off rear diff plate that contacts bump stops


Would be nice;
Longer rear lower arms
Adjustable uppers
Heavy duty adjustable drag link so you can get steering wheel straight
Heavy duty track rod
Better steering damper
Strengthen rear top coil perches
Modify gearbox crossmember to clear front prop shaft

If I've forgotten anything I'm sure someone will say so.
 
  • Like
Reactions: bazoid

·
Every dog has his day
2005 TD42 GUIV
Joined
·
18,453 Posts
You should :)
 

·
4x4 Addiction
nissan
Joined
·
9,534 Posts
New longer lowers are must seen a lot damage done with stock lowers.
Plus new draglink and tie rod, if either of these snaps your stranded big time.

I have walked 40klm once with out shoes or water due to snapped tie rod.
 
  • Like
Reactions: bazoid

·
Registered
Nissan
Joined
·
15 Posts
Swap rear tail shaft end for end
Cut 15mm off rear diff plate that contacts bump stops
I've just done a 3", could I get some more specifics on these two points please.

How does the tail shaft change for the better by turning it?

How do you cut 15mm off the steel plate? Do you need to increase the bump stop distance for more flex? I've flexed mine up with the fork lift and I can't get it to hit the rear bump stops which already have a block added on top of the plates.
 

·
Premium Member
nissan
Joined
·
7,028 Posts
How does the tail shaft change for the better by turning it?
One end is fat and the other end is skinny. You move the fat end away from the cross member increasing the clearance.

Cheers,
 

·
Every dog has his day
2005 TD42 GUIV
Joined
·
18,453 Posts
Sorry I worded that badly, the plates on the rear diff that hit the bumpstops, cut 15mm off the back of them to stop them from being able to damage the bottom of your shocks on full down travel. I wasn't referring to the height of them, it's the length, if that makes sense.

And as explained above regarding the rear tail shaft.
 
  • Like
Reactions: bazoid

·
Registered
Nissan
Joined
·
15 Posts
Right, got it now.

Looking at a pic I took when checking it on the weekend I think I can see where youre talking about. I'll have to flex it up again and see if it needs a chop.

I found a similar thing on the front because the Foam cell pros are so fat a small corner of the shock tower was digging into the plastic sheath. I just lopped it off with the hacksaw.
 

Attachments

·
Every dog has his day
2005 TD42 GUIV
Joined
·
18,453 Posts
Because of the geometries of five links just be aware that you will have different clearances at full down travel on each side, which is different again to lifting a car on two post hoist and having both sides full droop at the same time.

Depending on how fat shock is and how long your lower control arms are will determine if the bump stop plate needs to be cut.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top