Building my Nisota

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jclures
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Re: Building my Nisota

Unread post by jclures » September 25th, 2015, 9:55 pm

I had to change my plans a little today, I brought new u bolts with the new springs, yesterday I find the left side u bolts will not fit. They had the wrong radius and after a bit of effort bending them to fit only find they are also 25mm to short.
So today I went looking for u bolts from the collection we have at hand, and I was able to make up a set.

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I have fitted a set of castor wedges in as well, 1deg, I figure they should correct the new shackle height.
I have used Toyota shackles with a shim either side on the spring end. The hanger is 70mm the same as Toyota, and the Nissan springs are 60 mm

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Once I fit the bull bar and winch back on the shackles should pass centre, well I hope so anyhow.
I have also fitted new sock absorbers, steering damper and sway bar bushed.

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Re: Building my Nisota

Unread post by jclures » October 27th, 2015, 9:26 pm

I have now finished the spring and shackle changes, they I think they look pretty good fitted.

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To me it now rides better when four wheel driving for sure, smoother, softer, and nice to drive.
On the road when towing my camper I feel there is push on the corners, I will get it in for a wheel alignment I think, maybe could do with a little more castor. I do have a two deg wedge set if this is what a wheel alignment finds.

I have a problem with the front tyre scrubbing at full lock, it is more to do with the new offset I am running, but this is not a big problem.

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As I have been working on the old girl I thought I might bling her up a bit as well.

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Presto77
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Re: Building my Nisota

Unread post by Presto77 » November 11th, 2015, 8:53 pm

Epic build thread! ...I enjoyed every second! :)

jclures
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Re: Building my Nisota

Unread post by jclures » December 26th, 2015, 10:42 pm

You are welcome Presto77, I probably should stop adding but I guess I have nothing better to do anyhow.
As for the Nisota, I have removed the front castor wedges, I found I was getting to much push into corners, especially with the camper behind me, also I am a little disappointed in the rear spring set, they seam to have sagged already, it could be because of the weight of my Nissan. I have now added some air to the airbags again and this has fixed it for now.
I must say it now rides well though, even on the rough roads.

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Re: Building my Nisota

Unread post by jclures » March 31st, 2016, 9:40 pm

I have started my new camper the link to it is here.

http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewt ... 2#p1827862

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