The older springs have said goodbye alreadyThey are extremely heavy. So is the winch. It's like the suspension will sag yes, especially older springs.. Typically you'd uprate the front and rear springs when fitting kit like this. A lift isn't really necessary, just added spring rate to cope with the load. You might get away with just doing the front with something moderate like a +50kg
I've got +50kg front springs and +200 rear. It looks like +50 is not enough, but it is not a problem to install +100kg springs. The advisability of installing such a heavy bumper is the question with no answer yet. I'm afraid I would have to replace lower jointballs too often with ARB.The problem is Chris if he puts new springs on the front and they are standard length but upgraded weight and he has 20-year-old spring in the back, the front is going to be higher how much depends on the weight on the back and how much they have sagged. Personally, for the cost of two more springs, I'd change them all.
Well, maybe I'm too suspicious... But not every pair of joint balls lives 100,000 km with our roadsTbh I think you’re probably a bit stuck on this idea of having to swap out the ball joints. It’s not a component that’s prone to accelerated wear in my experience. The main issue is that it’s ifs and that limits how much lift you can add without messing around. I put the same bar and winch on a swb Colorado using OME springs and it was all good. It’s a common mod and so far ball joints haven’t been a topic of conversation
Interesting. Might have to check this out... although £100 apiece through Amayama (inc. postage)... I assume these are a direct fit?Also here we've got a trend among the owners of 90 series to install the joint balls from Tundra or Sequoia
which looks like to have a ball larger in diameter
Yes, fully interchangeable.Interesting. Might have to check this out... although £100 apiece through Amayama (inc. postage)... I assume these are a direct fit?