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Rear axle questions, bump stops, shocks 1972 Range Rover


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Hi all

I've been getting stuck into my Range Rover project now that the summer has started.

Some questions from a RR newbie.

1 Why is the left rear shock absorber IN FRONT of the axle, and the right side BEHIND the axle? I notice the later (86 ish? on) cars have both rear shocks behind the axle.

2 Where can I get extended bump stops? Saw some on Ebay but seller says 1986 on, what's the difference?. Paddocks seem to only list standard height ones.

3 Does anyone make adjustable rear lower arms (to alter pinion angle and wheel centering fore and aft in wheel arch.

thanks!

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Hi all

I've been getting stuck into my Range Rover project now that the summer has started.

Some questions from a RR newbie.

1 Why is the left rear shock absorber IN FRONT of the axle, and the right side BEHIND the axle? I notice the later (86 ish? on) cars have both rear shocks behind the axle.

2 Where can I get extended bump stops? Saw some on Ebay but seller says 1986 on, what's the difference?. Paddocks seem to only list standard height ones.

3 Does anyone make adjustable rear lower arms (to alter pinion angle and wheel centering fore and aft in wheel arch.

thanks!

1. This is ONLY on the early RR, as was a considerations of design, later decided that it didn't work / wasn't needed, change over was quite swift, so only a few of the early model years have the one forward one backwards, later they were both forwards

2. Why ?....nothing wrong with std ones, prob best to explain what you thoughts are on needing these before spending money ?

3 No, again RR quality, as the chassis dimensions can be wildly out, they are ways to move the axle backwards etc, cutting off the plate from a suspension unit and adding between the chassis and the rubber unit moves it backwards, and the thread on the raduis arm is long enough, again a bit more explanation might help ??

Nige

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prob best to explain what you thoughts are on needing these before spending money ?

Thanks. I have installed a wider than standard rear axle, the wheels hit the arches before the bump stop touches. I also built slightly taller spring seat perches. Also one bump stop is absent so I need to obtain at least one anyway.

Heres a piccy

rangetrol-axle-001.jpg

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