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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 3:53 pm

In another post I said I just had a full brake job done.  Not a problem there but they then told me I had a broken rear spring leaf ?????
So I had the suspension checked by a suspension specialist.  Interesting result and it will teach me to learn more about my vehicle.
The springs are ok but getting old.  it appears the previous owner had installed a set of ironman plus but they weren't installed correctly.  Both had the hand brake cable rubbing on them.  
One side was broken but me bouncing around WA dirt roads had separated the broken right hand side.
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So I buy a new set and here's the problem when I installed them.  According to the blurb, it will lift the back end and help with weight carried.  It has certainly lifted the back end.
But the instructions say the the nuts on the rear shackle should only be 10mm to 40mm max, tightened.
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When I put the new set on, it was 65mm both sides on the rear shackle to get the first nut up before putting on the locking nut.  not a problem, the back end has raised but one side looks high when you stand back to look.
I can only assume that now the old rear springs should be replaced or the LoadPlus now need to be adjusted to get the rear end level.
Has anyone installed a set of these and how did ya's go with back end height ??

cheers
Cliff

PS.  I've been told if I replace the rear springs, I'll also need to get a wheel alignment.  is that true ?
PPS.  with the new loadplus installed it appears to drive a lot better.

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Re: Ironman LoadPlus

Post by ronybaby49 on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 5:27 pm

Hi cliff ,I installed a set the same as yours on my mitsy triton and had no drama.It lifted my back end by about 65mm and now have good clearance when going through creek beds etc towing my trailer.From memory i wound down the nuts to about 50mm to get the right amount of torque on the u bolts.I don't know if putting more torque on one side to level the car would be a good idea but someone else might be more enlightened than myself.. cheers ron...

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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:41 pm

Hi Ron,
one thing I found was it doesn't skip going around corners anymore but that's a side issue or maybe not.
I was thinkin, maybe just adjust the rear shackle nuts on the high side (drivers side) but maybe not as that is where most of the weight will be. Eg: fridge and AGM batteries
But I was also thinkin, what sort of tension does it put on bearings.
Cliff

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Post by Bignuggs on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 10:23 am

I've been told the sooner I get it level the better and it won't put any strain on rear wheel bearings.
but now I've been hit with another bloody drama, might have to get the engine mounts changed  Razz
what next   lol!

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Post by martinjsto on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 11:53 am

not a hard job Cliff, just jack up the motor a bit to take the weight. dont jack on the sump though. better to find these things now than have issues out bush.

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Post by Bignuggs on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 4:42 pm

I hope it can be done easy but if the workshop manual is anything to go by, the motor has to come out to get at them   lol!
Dunno why I'm laughing, better than cryin  

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Post by Bignuggs on Sun 05 Jul 2015, 12:23 pm

As I stated the right hand rear looks higher than the left. But my driveway isn't level and has a slight camber to the left.
I haven't adjust the load springs yet and probably just as well.
was in a shopping centre that had a fairly level carpark or looked that way but the rear end looked higher on the left hand rear.
So I guess I need level ground to actually get the rear end adjusted correctly.

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