Discussion in 'LR4' started by Rkymtnman, May 19, 2019.
That is the LRA fuel tank. It bolts into the space previously occupied by the spare tire.
Aaaah, got it! Damn man. Your rig is pretty damn stacked.
You'll need to figure out a way to deal with the rear wheel alignment if you use the proud rhino strut spacers. It will add a bunch of positive camber making your rig look silly. I'm trying to find a shop near Denver/Boulder that can resolve the issue as i already took it to JC's British in Denver and they said there is nothing they can do about it. @avslash did you have to do anything special to deal with your alignment? JC's told me once they exceed 1.25" of lift that they can't get them aligned but I do recall others saying with a bit of milling on some part they have gotten them bAck into alignment.
Also, for those asking about stronger CV joints, Lucky8 has some, they say you don't need the limit straps with them when using a strut spacer kit. Spendy at $5k though. I'll wait until I have problems with mine. https://www.lucky8llc.com/collections/cv-halfshafts-10/products/hd-cv-axle-kit
Interesting. I probably read as much LR4 stuff as anyone, but I have not come across that before.
I will have an answer relatively quickly though, as mine is currently at my Indy getting poly bushes installed on all 8 control arms. He will be taking it to a buddy at the local LR dealer for an alignment before I get it back. I will ask him to print out what they align it to.
Mine has only been to the dealer for alignments, and I have never been told they couldn't get it into spec.
We will see.
Anybody have the spec ranges from the service manual handy?
@avslash - I read that you were looking how to protect the exhaust...check this pic out.
I've seen that from Prospeed. If those pieces existed when I was doing mine, I likely would have gone that route to save some weight over the steel pieces I have now. Not worth it to me at this point to spend the money, though.
I always thought those control arm guards are interesting. They look cool, but I am not sure I have ever heard of someone breaking an actual arm. Strut mounts, yes, but not the actual arm.
The Asfir rear diff plate provides some protection to the exhaust, as well.
What I would really like it to either find a way to reroute those pipes (which I have been unable to do) or find some kind of flexible, compressible tubing to splice into each exhaust line. Something that could stand up to a temporary compression on a rock or other obstacle and then rebound into shape. I have thought about braided stainless with appropriate couplings, but I haven't gotten around to experimenting with it yet.
I will need to find the pic...but there is an instance where the prospeed center skid came down on a rock that was hidden by water on a drop and completely dented in and they had to cut the bolts to get it off...I think the steel is a better option regardless of the weight.
One issue with Prospeed gear to keep in mind is they aren't great to deal with in the US. You can go Lucky8 and get parts from them usually at more than it cost to just order from prospeed directly even after shipping and duty, or order from Prospeed and get boxes with missing parts and zero service. Nice looking parts though so even after my last experience with them I ordered more parts up but I'm currently in the not awesome place of having a hidden winch mount with no installation kit, no picture of the parts needed to assemble it locally, and Prospeed ignoring my daily emails for the past week. I may have to step it up to hourly phone calls to even get them to acknowledge me. In retrospect, I may have been better off ordering from Lucky8 even though they quoted me about a thousand more shipped for the parts than prospeed did.
For those of you with the strut spacer kit, has anyone else experienced broken limiter straps? I haven't even taken my LR4 off-road since installing the strut spacers, just put my truck up on the lift to install more armor and found one of the limit straps broken, either from a week of daily driving on pavement, or from the extension of raising my LR4 up on the lift. The metal bracket that bolts to the top of the strut just snapped in half.
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