Standard front suspension with barwork and winch?

Standard front suspension with barwork and winch?

Postby TBJ on Sun, 06 Oct 2019 1:59 +0000

Hey guys, So I've had the ARB Deluxe winch bar and side rails on my lux since I bought it, and I noticed it dropped a bit lower when I put it on originally, but that's normal, however I've since added spotlights and a lightbar, UHF, AM/FM and Mobile aerials, and I've now got a Runva 11XP Premium winch to go on too, my query is, should I do something to the front suspension first? I can't justify a lift yet, but can I/should I put a different front spring in or something to lift it back up a bit?
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Re: Standard front suspension with barwork and winch?

Postby William_Foster on Sun, 06 Oct 2019 2:39 +0000

Not trying to be a pain but one thing to check would be the weight on your front axle, you might find that you are getting close to its maximum capacity with your current configuration (noting that you need to allow for passengers and other gear in your weight); I don't run a winch for that reason. The upgraded models (not sure what year this came in) have a capacity of 1,340kg but prior to this it was 1,280kg (I think, please correct me if I am wrong).
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Re: Standard front suspension with barwork and winch?

Postby HK1837 on Sun, 06 Oct 2019 8:05 +0000

Do it right the first time, they sag bad. Aftermarket front setup will cost close to a lifted front anyway, and won’t drive as well. My 2011 has Ultimate heavy front and soft rear, made it feel like a totally different car - what speed bump? It is that different.
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Re: Standard front suspension with barwork and winch?

Postby NZMarkb on Mon, 07 Oct 2019 1:16 +0000

Give the guys at Superior Engineering a call
They are great and will give you advise on what spring rate you need once you tell them what you have
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