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Old 09-26-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
Cobra1736
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anti roll bar required ??

Dear all,

I am rebuilding a 1985 defender 90" wheelbase. It is not equipped with a
anti roll bar is it wise to install one ??

And what is the proper position for the bracket on the chassis.

Thanks,

Jerry


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Old 09-26-2005, 14:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: anti roll bar required ??

Cobra1736 wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I am rebuilding a 1985 defender 90" wheelbase. It is not equipped with a
> anti roll bar is it wise to install one ??
>
> And what is the proper position for the bracket on the chassis.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jerry


Depends what you plan on using it for. Most Landrover 90s and Defender 90s
(Defender name was not used until the Discovery appeared in 1989) have not
had anti-roll bars and this gives the best off road performance as it
allows maximum axle articulation. How necessary it is on-road depends on
how you use it and what suspension bushes you use.
JD
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: anti roll bar required ??

On or around Tue, 27 Sep 2005 06:31:04 +1000, JD <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au>
enlightened us thusly:

>Cobra1736 wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I am rebuilding a 1985 defender 90" wheelbase. It is not equipped with a
>> anti roll bar is it wise to install one ??
>>
>> And what is the proper position for the bracket on the chassis.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jerry

>
>Depends what you plan on using it for. Most Landrover 90s and Defender 90s
>(Defender name was not used until the Discovery appeared in 1989) have not
>had anti-roll bars and this gives the best off road performance as it
>allows maximum axle articulation. How necessary it is on-road depends on
>how you use it and what suspension bushes you use.


If you hammer around on-road wou'll get a bit of body roll without it.
shouldn't be too bad on a 90 though. Classic RRs and discos roll like a
bastard without...
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