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I'm currently looking at purchasing a 3" lift kit this week but there are so many brands out there. Just wondering what brands are the better ones to look into. I've been looking at raw 4x4, ironman, dobinson, and a weird unheard brand called anarchy offroad.

Tough dog is just a little out of my price range.

Any opinions would be great.

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Iron man is budget wise so you'll get what you're  paying for,  Dobinson is apparently hit and miss affair and the Anarchy thingo well look at the cost vs saving ratio. If the price is too good to be true than you know. If really on the budget than perhaps Iron Man is the ticket.

 

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I have seen them on a few vehicles but I really have no idea on what they're like. They seem to sell/export to overseas as well and actually make stuff for all kind of vehicles (trucks, buses, trailers)

They had good reviews in 4WDAction mag tests but honestly anything that mob comes up with can be biased.

 

If they make that stuff in Australia than I'd givem a go over Iron Man cause that's all Chinese stuff if the price is comparable.

 

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Stick to brand names imo. You do pay for what you get..

Im running old man emu kit and its good. Went a bit over kill with sprung rates, so will probably swap back to a softer setup and airbags in the rear..

Kallen Westbrook

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Westy's Accessories

The problem with OME is they don't do 3" lift kit.

 

Anyway it is possible that your setup has come with sports shocks. Harsh ride ensues. You can get so called comfort shocks and the ride is softer and more comfortable.

For some reason the ARB sales idiots are pushing everyone on to sports shocks instead of explaining to customers that there is an option for softer ride without compromising on anything else.

 

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The problem with OME is they don't do 3" lift kit.

 

Anyway it is possible that your setup has come with sports shocks. Harsh ride ensues. You can get so called comfort shocks and the ride is softer and more comfortable.

For some reason the ARB sales idiots are pushing everyone on to sports shocks instead of explaining to customers that there is an option for softer ride without compromising on anything else.

 

Cheers

The shocks are shot and still stiff.. I'm going for a quick drive once together once running again shock free and see how I go..

Didn't realise they didn't do a 3 though..

Many suggest contacting suspension stuff. There based in QLD I think, but do post.. Heard nothing but good things threw them..

Kallen Westbrook

Owner of

Westy's Accessories

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So I did the 4" lift on my car. I did 4" shocks and springs, adjustable panhards, caster correction plates, extended brake lines, and extended sway bars. Then I took it for a drive and theres now a small vibration and a loud grinding type of sound. Then I put 12mm transmission spaces and a double carden shaft in the rear to try and fix the problem.

The problem is still there!

the loud grinding noise could be something vibrating very fast but I just don't know.

I thought a thrust bearing but it wasn't doing it before.

What else can I do?

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What angles are the diffs on to tail shaft and tail shaft to gearbox.

You've done the gearbox drop but it may need more.

But check you uni joints first. They may have been on last legs and the lift is now making the work..

Also check gearbox and engine mounts. The different angles may be exposing stuffed mounts..

Kallen Westbrook

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Westy's Accessories

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If it's gearbox or engine mounts it should be ok.

If Its uni joints the will need changing asap. Being a swb your Are pushing the limits of angles with lifts, and I think 3 is really the most people push them.

But yea check out those uni joints. Quite simple, 4 bolts and check them for slop and that they are smooth. There spinning there little rings Off at 100k/h so they need to be like butter in the hands..

Kallen Westbrook

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Westy's Accessories

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