• Advertisement

Spacer Diff Drop

For all suspension modifications

Spacer Diff Drop

Postby iananita » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:09 pm

When fitted Lokka recently, did simple diff drop but only able to get 14mm without any mods to the brackets or lower cross member. I first used M16 nuts as spacers but then got alloy spacers made. The small amount has made a slight difference to CV angles when suspension fully extended(Sorry, I did not get pics to compare). The mod itself is very simple could be done in an hour. Hardest part is getting the bolts undone. I purchased 4 high tensile bolts 20mm longer total cost $40.

Replace Bolts Resize.JPG



I had these alloy spacers made(my brother works for Hills)
14mm Alloy Spacers Resize.JPG



Spacers fitted showing passenger's side front mount
Spacer Arrow Resize.JPG



Passenger's side bracket just clears draglink at 14mm, driver's side has a lot more room could do 20mm spacer
Draglink Clearance Arrow Resize.JPG



Crossmember under diff does not need to be modified still some clearance here
Diff Clearance Arrow Resize.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
iananita
Isuzu Senior
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Age: 45
Country: Australia
City: Redcliffe
Vehicle: 1995 3.1 Jackaroo

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby zuman95 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:20 am

wow looks great.i want to do a simple spacer diff drop on my 95 truck.later on down the road i will do a 1.5 inch diff bracket and crossmember drop when i install a front aussie locker 8-) zuman
zuman95
Isuzu Baby
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue May 24, 2011 8:32 am
Age: 52
Country: usa
City: nashville
Vehicle: 1995 isuzu trooper
1995 isuzu truck

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby Captcol » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:04 am

I have been considering this with my wizard with 2" suspension lift, thought it was way beyond my capabilities but maybe not. Are there any drawbacks to this? and is the only benefit improved C.V. angles?
Captcol
Isuzu Deity
 
Posts: 842
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:57 pm
Location: Whakatane, New Zealand
Age: 36
Country: NZ
City: Whakatane
Vehicle: New to me 1996 Isuzu wizard with issues!

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby iananita » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Are you breaking CV joints after lifting your suspension?

The lokka was the best mod because I now can take the tracks at walking speed not needing the right foot to get thru. This was a very simple mod, other than spanners only need a floor jack to support the weight of the diff when you let it down, do one side at a time. The mod will not get you any further off road but will lessen CV angles, hoping to lessen wear and tear.
User avatar
iananita
Isuzu Senior
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Age: 45
Country: Australia
City: Redcliffe
Vehicle: 1995 3.1 Jackaroo

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby Captcol » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:25 pm

haven't broken any yet, atm I back off and get a tow rather than pushing things too much
Captcol
Isuzu Deity
 
Posts: 842
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:57 pm
Location: Whakatane, New Zealand
Age: 36
Country: NZ
City: Whakatane
Vehicle: New to me 1996 Isuzu wizard with issues!

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby 98Rodeo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:16 pm

Hi iananita, What diameter are those blocks? and are they both 14mm high?
User avatar
98Rodeo
Isuzu Master
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:41 pm
Age: 27
Country: Australia
City: Perth
Vehicle: 98 Turbo Diesel Rodeo Dual Cab

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby iananita » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:57 am

98Rodeo wrote:Hi iananita, What diameter are those blocks? and are they both 14mm high?



43mm diameter, yes only 14mm which means I do not need to mod the lower crossmember or passenger side diff bracket to clear steering linkage.
User avatar
iananita
Isuzu Senior
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Age: 45
Country: Australia
City: Redcliffe
Vehicle: 1995 3.1 Jackaroo

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby dasnoboarder » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:26 am

Nice mod! Will consider doing it to my truck.
User avatar
dasnoboarder
Isuzu Guru
 
Posts: 395
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 3:21 pm
Age: 24
Country: New Zealand
City: Auckland
Vehicle: 1993 Isuzu MU 2.8L 4JB1TI

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby Citron » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:42 pm

so dropping the diff straightens out the cv's. thus allowing for tortions to be would up more correct? (possible tortion reindexing required) But does 14mm of drop allow for only 14mm raise after or more?
User avatar
Citron
Isuzu Junior
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:09 pm
Age: 25
Country: New Zealand
City: Dunedin
Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Wizard

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby geeves » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:32 pm

standard allows 50mm fairly safely so 14mm would allow 64mm intherory. By that ime you will run into bump steer issues unless you also do high steer. (no kits made for this)
Dont ask me Im only the admin
User avatar
geeves
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7110
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 1:36 pm
Location: wellington
Age: 53
Country: NZ
City: Wellington
Vehicle: 89 bighorn
96 wizard

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby Citron » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:05 pm

ok cheers for the quick reply Geeves, so if im going to run into trouble f#$%^*g around with steering in the end i may as well drop the diff properly and modify steering / crossmember etc. Hmm i hate decisions
Last edited by pig75 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:39 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Family friendly language Please
User avatar
Citron
Isuzu Junior
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:09 pm
Age: 25
Country: New Zealand
City: Dunedin
Vehicle: 1996 Isuzu Wizard

Re: Spacer Diff Drop

Postby geeves » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:04 am

50mm suspension lift will allow 33 inch tyres with only an occasional rub. Bigger tyres than that will put excess strain on the cv joints and you will already have a vehicle that goes over most sane tracks.
Dont ask me Im only the admin
User avatar
geeves
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7110
Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 1:36 pm
Location: wellington
Age: 53
Country: NZ
City: Wellington
Vehicle: 89 bighorn
96 wizard


Return to Suspension

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest