photos of my single off road suspension

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 19:22
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A couple of shots of my single axle Bushtracker suspension

Does it look a bit low for an "extreme off roader" ?

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Cheers Ken
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Reply By: D & P - Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:35

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:35
Check your poly blocks,
Measurement from ground to top of rail = 760
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Reply By: Toyman - Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:49

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:49
Agree, does not look right.
Was it like that when you purchased the Van?
If so why take delivery when you knew you were out to test the "Extreme" capabilities so advertised/implied.
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Follow Up By: braggy - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:27

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 20:27
Hi John

Those photos are of the suspension after the drop arm had cracked, so that huge camber on the wheel is not normal.
I have posted this next photo of the clearance under the spring pack on the side which is undamaged.

Yes it was as per this photo when delivered (although more tyre pressure), I did mention that it looked low, but hey, they say they are the experts, so I trusted them.
It was only when the crack happened, that a certified engineer, told me that the 100mm drop arm, on the suspension, was not really suitable for off road application.
Untill then I knew nothing of the drop arm, which had lowered the vans clearance by 100mm,
I have since drawn it to BTis attention, that it is not fit for purpose and have been told that "my allegations are totally false and misrepresentative, the wheel moves the drop up and down... " That is true on a hard surface, but not on soft surfaces.

So what do you do ?
just put a sign on the back, CAUTION FREQUENT BOGGING

Cheers Ken

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36 psi in tyres on level workshop floor
Glad I didn't have a flat tyre
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