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#1 thebcoutts

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 05:04 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I'm a new member round here, just wanting to get some answers and advice if possible on some questions I have.

So I have an 82 XE Falcon ute I'm somewhat restoring, I've lowered it quite substantially and it looks awesome, obviously with that I'm going to get the occasional bottom out and scrape on things, the problem being the lowest point on the ute is the pitman arm so this is often the first point to hit, so my question is, is there any way to somehow left this assembly or is there a different setup I can fit to lift this? perhaps out of a later model Falcon or something? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I'll chuck a couple pictures up to show what I mean.

 

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#2 deankdx

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

that's the idler arm, i'm not sure what the effect would be if you drilled new holes and mounted it higher..  i'd assume you'd need to do the same to the steering box if so?

 

must drive like a pig that low, bump steer would be bad and no suspension travel. 

 

got a pic of it side on?



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:38 AM

It certainly drives pretty hard, surprisingly doesn't handle too bad though, definitely keen to get that idler arm up out of the way one way or another though!

 

Cheers for the help man, ill chuck some pictures on here



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 04:39 AM

It certainly drives pretty hard, surprisingly doesn't handle too bad though, definitely keen to get that idler arm up out of the way one way or another though!

 

Cheers for the help man, ill chuck some pictures on here

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 02:03 PM

looks too low to me. but i'm old.

 

super lows are crap enough to drive with, bump steer and suspension travel wise. 

not sure how else you can fix the issue other than fitting a steering rack



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 03:44 PM

It's not my daily driver, just a toy, so I wanted a look rather than an amazing drive as such hence why I took it that low, thanks for the help anyway!



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Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

That idler arm is fitted on upside down . It should be basically horizontal once installed correctly, not pointing down like that 



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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:01 PM

Here you go. Flip it over . But it looks old so likely could do with a new one 

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:32 AM

Oh awesome, cheers mate! that makes it an easy fix!



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 11:36 PM

Here you go. Flip it over . But it looks old so likely could do with a new one 

good pick up, i hadn't seen them fitted wrong for 20yrs.

 

Oh awesome, cheers mate! that makes it an easy fix!

got a pic of it correctly fitted. 
also should read a thread on BALL JOINT BIND or similar, can't remember where it is now(might be on ozfalcon?) where the ball joint runs out of travel before the suspension does 



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 05:50 PM

I did post up a pic above of the pitman arm fitted right 






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