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Old 05-02-2018, 07:33 AM
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Hey Guys, iv fitted an efs suspension kit to my truck and it has made a noticable difference, how ever when i go over corrugated roads or braking bumps on loose gravel, the front end goes absolutely nuts. is this normal for an ifs truck with torsions... or is there something im missing
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:41 AM
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maybe the front shockies are not suited. torsion bars are a substitute for springs , the shockies handle the bumps.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:08 AM
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the shockies are brand new, i hope they not flogged already
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:50 AM
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as i mentioned the torsion bars act as springs and if these springs are not suited to the shockies that are the units that take the bumps etc you will get some issues going over rough terrain . you can get different rides with different springs and also different rides with different shockies so sometimes it is a hit and miss to find the right combination that is going to suit .
my son went through 2 different sets of King springs with his previous Subaru to find the ride he wanted. does your front end feel too hard ?
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:26 PM
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How was the rebound on the shockies before you fitted them? Did they push back out when compressed or were they a bit soft? They may be suited to a steel bullbar with a winch, which is a lot more weight than a standard alloy bar or bumper setup. Did you change the torsion bars or are they the stock ones? How far have you wound them up? If they are topping or bottoming out on the bumpstops then that may cause what you are feeling.

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Old 05-02-2018, 07:46 PM
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Also check to see if your front bump stops are touching the UCA.
If they are or closer than 1omm, then you will have bugger all up travel causing the car to do what it does.
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:13 AM
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Hey, the rebound was definitely worse before fitting the new lift kit, i did replace the torsions and i wound them up around 2inchs to be 10mm less then the rear.
ill measure the the gap when i next have a chance. it doesn't feel the bump stops are hitting but i culd be completely wrong, it is pretty hard to try describe
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Double check it, you really want at least 10mm clearance from the upper bumpstop to the upper control arm.

Does it only go crazy when braking or any time on rough roads?
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braking is perfect same with speed bumps, its only really corrugations or anything repetitive like driving down the river on rocks etc
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Are you getting steering wheel shake or just a really rough ride in the front end?
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