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Old 12-17-2017, 10:33 AM
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Nick, he doesn't even know if that's his problem!
I'm kinda with Nick on this. I know guys do have shortcuts to setting the preload on the swivel housings. But when you do it right the truck feels freaking great. I usually end up going thru all that crap when I get a new truck. I can't argue that the whole procedure is kind of sketchy with the fish scale and all. I have a pretty good one that seems like its right in the sweet spot of how sensitive it needs to be. I think it has a max of like 8lbs. So if you have a fish scale that could weigh a 20 lb fish, it's not going to help.

The other problem I always have is getting the right swivel housing when you need to replace them. I know what the top pin has to look like for it to fit our trucks. But some other swivel housings that fit some other type of top bearing vs bushing set up always seem to show up when your trying to get them. Zach at Rovers North seems to know the difference.Land Rover parts info only shows a different part for ABS or non ABS, but that doesn't seem to be the whole story.
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:33 PM
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Well, still doing the wheel hop, not nearly as bad as before. I was hoping a short-cut would fix it for a bit, looks like I'll have to order the rebuild kit. Might as well do it right, its the only thing left to rebuild on the front end.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:04 AM
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Call Trevor at http://www.rovahfarm.com/ He hooked me up with all I needed to re-build my swivels. Good pricing too.
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Old 12-29-2017, 01:38 AM
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Well, still doing the wheel hop, not nearly as bad as before. I was hoping a short-cut would fix it for a bit, looks like I'll have to order the rebuild kit. Might as well do it right, its the only thing left to rebuild on the front end.
Steering dampener bad??
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:18 PM
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I add another vote for swivel pin preload. My 89 was doing the same and I had it fixed in 45 min by removing a couple of shims per side. With that said, there's hardly an old Rover that can't be improved by replacing the bushings throughout, if they haven't been done. Go genuine, not the poly ones.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:27 PM
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I add another vote for swivel pin preload. My 89 was doing the same and I had it fixed in 45 min by removing a couple of shims per side. With that said, there's hardly an old Rover that can't be improved by replacing the bushings throughout, if they haven't been done. Go genuine, not the poly ones.
What don't you like about the polly bushings?
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I like Poly bushings where at the axle to radius arm mounts. But I use Rubber bushings at the radius arm to frame mount. I don't have a press good enough to get those rubber bushings into the radius arms. I've used the poly bushings on a Range Rover P38 and D2. I haven't had any issues with them. They flex just fine for my needs, and my ride has not become any worse.
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I like Poly bushings where at the axle to radius arm mounts. But I use Rubber bushings at the radius arm to frame mount. I don't have a press good enough to get those rubber bushings into the radius arms. I've used the poly bushings on a Range Rover P38 and D2. I haven't had any issues with them. They flex just fine for my needs, and my ride has not become any worse.
FWIW, a long grade 5 1/2-13 bolt, large flange nut, and a couple of sockets do wonders at the radius arms bushings. It may be harder to get the old ones out - as a last resort, you can drill out rubber between the outer bushing steel shell and the middle, and use a large screwdriver and a hammer to crush the outer shell.

The press is cheap, but the garage space is at a premium...
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:54 PM
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What don't you like about the polly bushings?
The poly bushings are cheaper and easier to install, but the handling is far far better on genuine and that handling lasts far longer than poly bushings. . . Just my experience over many years and many miles of running a Rover as my daily driver.
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