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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #1 (permalink)
Hootie
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Old Man Emu lift kit and tire size

Just added the OME meduim springs to my 1990 RR Classic. Looking to fit the
tallest tires (to give most lift). Truck will not be off road much, so full
suspension travel can be scraficed. Do not want to make any body mods. You
off road guys please forgive me for looking like a poser. Thanks in
advance. I just want the truck to ride high, look good and not rub during
evryday driving. Thanks again.

Doug


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #2 (permalink)
Pantelis Giamarellos
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Re: Old Man Emu lift kit and tire size

Doug Hi,

just remember that if your truck has been lifted for more than 2 inches you
will also have to change the following parts in order to prevent mechanical
damage and restore your vehicles handling feel and proper factory
recommended front steering geometry.

1. Front propshaft so as to prevent premature wear on your front and center
differential units.
2. Corrected radius arms (the two bars that hold the front axle to the
chassis and are parallel to the chassis) so that you restore the steering
feel and self centering characteristics
3. Adjustable panhard rod so as to restore the proper location of the axle
relative to the chassis (this is the bar that hold the front axle and is
vertical to the chassis)

If you do not replace the above items your vehicle will still be able to
used without any important problem but will develop mechanical problems with
time (vibration will start to be apparent when you drive and finally result
in problems with the seals, bearings, gears and mainshafts inside your
differential units) and you will also lose a big part of the road feel
generated by the steering system to your steering and your hands and you
will also see that the steering wheel will lose its self centering
characteristics.

Be also extra careful on taking corners at speed or driving on slopes since
the body lift alters the center of gravity of your vehicle and renders is
more unstable also on strong side winds.

Hope this helps

Take care
Pantelis Giamarellos
LAND ROVER CLUB OF GREECE


"Hootie" <dougbea@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Just added the OME meduim springs to my 1990 RR Classic. Looking to fit

the
> tallest tires (to give most lift). Truck will not be off road much, so

full
> suspension travel can be scraficed. Do not want to make any body mods.

You
> off road guys please forgive me for looking like a poser. Thanks in
> advance. I just want the truck to ride high, look good and not rub during
> evryday driving. Thanks again.
>
> Doug
>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Old Man Emu lift kit and tire size

On or around Sun, 20 Mar 2005 08:15:22 +0200, "Pantelis Giamarellos"
<pantg@otenet.gr> enlightened us thusly:

>2. Corrected radius arms (the two bars that hold the front axle to the
>chassis and are parallel to the chassis) so that you restore the steering
>feel and self centering characteristics


I believe you can get swivels that do this job as well.

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a great lie than to a small one" Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #4 (permalink)
Pantelis Giamarellos
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Re: Old Man Emu lift kit and tire size

Austin I think you are right,

I seem to remember someone making something like that. Was it QT? Would be a
nice idea to ask Dave and Kerry about it.
But then again changing the radius arms is much easier than changing the
chrome balls. Isn't it so?

Take care
Pantelis

"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Sun, 20 Mar 2005 08:15:22 +0200, "Pantelis Giamarellos"
> <pantg@otenet.gr> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >2. Corrected radius arms (the two bars that hold the front axle to the
> >chassis and are parallel to the chassis) so that you restore the steering
> >feel and self centering characteristics

>
> I believe you can get swivels that do this job as well.
>
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
> "The great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victims to
> a great lie than to a small one" Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)
> from Mein Kampf, Ch 10



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