Ironman suspension upgrade

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raider
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Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:11 pm

Hi Gents,

Anyone have experience with the Ironman 4x4 suspension upgrade on an SFA?

Lobiz4x4 has a very good deal on at the moment and its very tempting!

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Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:13 pm

On the Vigo it worked very well.

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Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:50 pm

As long as you don't plan on doing any real work with it you'll be fine!

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Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:18 pm

looking at fitting vigo rear leafs to the front of my SFA as I have heard good and bad about them all.will see if I can get it right it worked on a LR with good ride comfort so I am working on it.

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Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:57 am

Let me know what you achieved Rodney. You've seen mine...
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Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:18 pm

Vigo rear leafsprings will be too long for the front. A common mod is to put the SFA rear leafsprings upfront which pushes the diff 2inches forward(perfect for 33inch tyres or bigger) but you need cross over steering and a dropped spring hanger.

For the rear you use IFS rear leafsprings and 200mm long shackles. I want to put Vigo rear leafsprings in but I will need to move the spring hangers/mounts.

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