Re: Springs or dampers??
>>> Yes, dampers do not control roll, so springs sound more likely. But
>>> also check the state of the suspension bushes, and possible damage or
>>> rust to the spring seats and chassis, as free play could show up as
>>> initial roll
> Will check the state of the mounts and bushes.
>>> Also, although the dampers are not intended to control
>>> roll, if one rear damper is partly seized, it could give the effect
>>> you are seeing, particularly if there is a lot of play on its bushes.
>>> Without sway bars, the roll is controlled only by springs and the
>>> bushes on the front radius arms, so these are the prime suspects, but
>>> as above, a sticking damper could cause unequal roll effects.
> Front radius arms control roll? I didnt know this, will also need to
> check the front end!
If you think about it, when the vehicle rolls, the front radius arms have to
be at a different angle to the axle - the only way they can do this is by
deforming the bushes. A bush that is no longer concentric would give a
slight lean, for example.
>>> broken, springs usually sag equally.
> I'm fairly sure I dont have a broken one, it would have shown up
> whilst playing in a quarry yesterday.
>>> However, note that left and
>>> right springs are not the same, either front or back, and having left
>>> and right interchanged will cause a lean.
> Looks like I need need to check all bushes and chassis mounts first.
> Whats the best way to check bushes? Jack up the vehicle via the
> jacking ponts and then use a trolly jack to lift the axle, then use a
> pry bar?
> I have orange poly-buses if that makes a difference?
Sorry for the late reply, been away.