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I want some lower arms for my Grand Vitara that will move the axle forward, any plans?
While it is a different kit, the Calimini straight axle conversion uses the strut towers to hold a coil over as well. They also include a strut brace across the engine compartment but then add an internal brace similar to what we did on Project Trouble and the White Rabbit. Any thoughts of building a brace that slips inside the strut tower?What did you end up doing for the movement of the lower ball joint on the a-arm?
Quote from: TrakJD on June 30, 2012, 12:24:22 PM....And I have not heard of a single strut tower collasping using Trail Slayer's kit. Shocks and struts are different, and "coil-overs" are even more different. If you look at the trail slayer kit it does not mount a "coil" on the original strut tower, it actually uses the original coil location. The strut tower wasnt originally designed to hold the weight of the vehicle which a coilover will put on it. A strut brace will help the "horizontal" shifting of the strut towers, but it will not provide additional "strength" to it. If anyone wheels their trackicks hard you will often see the Camber issues that develop from these strut towers bending inward. I have seen it on many....I have added strut braces which slow it down and help, but ultimately these things were not built for hardcore offroading. (hasnt stopped me )From the pictures, I would be very leery to run coil-overs on the original strut towers. Actually I personally would not do so, or let any friends/family, with out further trussing or plating for strength. I commend kreator for creating and working on this lift kit....we definitely need more vendor support for these rigs.....Hopefully the work continues and adjustments/refinements are made.
....And I have not heard of a single strut tower collasping using Trail Slayer's kit.
Here is some pics of my 3" strut kit and my 4 1/2" complete lift kits . Pics to be posted tomorrow of kit installations
Another think to keep in mind is the strut tower will need to be braced very well. It wasnt designed to support the weight of the vehicle.
Would love to see some pics of the full setup, front and back!