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      Sagging issue on the front LHS.

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      Recently i have noticed a sagging in front LHS of my safari. I reported same during a service visit and they said that i may need adjustment on the torsion bar. they rectified it by doing some adjustment on it. Now both the sides are of same height. But i feel front side is further lowered than before. I have raised this concern to them, but their explanation was that is the standard height as per factory setting. Further heightening will cause more wear to the bushes.

      So guys what is your thoughts on this? Is there a standard reading of torsion bar adjustment, so that i can validate it. Please let me know if u need any snap of the vehicle for any kind of visual inspection.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Safarimaster View Post
      Hi,

      Recently i have noticed a sagging in front LHS of my safari. I reported same during a service visit and they said that i may need adjustment on the torsion bar. they rectified it by doing some adjustment on it. Now both the sides are of same height. But i feel front side is further lowered than before. I have raised this concern to them, but their explanation was that is the standard height as per factory setting. Further heightening will cause more wear to the bushes.

      So guys what is your thoughts on this? Is there a standard reading of torsion bar adjustment, so that i can validate it. Please let me know if u need any snap of the vehicle for any kind of visual inspection.
      The stock ride height IIRC is 570mm from the ground till the wheel arch plastic.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RodeoSport View Post
      The stock ride height IIRC is 570mm from the ground till the wheel arch plastic.
      Okay, let me check this. But what do you think, is it good idea to lower that height ? any benefit by doing that? atleast nothing goes bad. Their claim is more height will cause more wear on the bushes. Donno how much true it is.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RodeoSport View Post
      The stock ride height IIRC is 570mm from the ground till the wheel arch plastic.
      I've heard (from TASS and some others) that the stock height is 86 cms (860 mm). Safarimaster - Please validate this with someone knowledgeable at TASS before you adjust the ride height.

      Quote Originally Posted by Safarimaster View Post
      atleast nothing goes bad.
      With a lowered front suspension, I assume the rear will step out badly (it already does that) at sharp turns...even at reasonable speeds.

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      But what do you think,
      Please keep it stock...this truck is not very modification friendly
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      All these issue surfaced after replacing the center link. Until then it was all fine. Now a days i hear lot of rattling from left handside either from steering column Upper/Low arms side i guess. Already taken to KHT to report this issue. Still not satisfied. Last time they ask me to replace the steering column. May be just to keep me shut.

      Guys can you suggest someother centers where i can rely on.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Safarimaster View Post
      is it good idea to lower that height ?
      The heigt is lowered by reducing the preloading on your frnt torsion bars. This will in turn lead to a very soft front suspension and you will bottom out your front suspension/ hit bump stops on every small speed breaker/ pothole

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      Quote Originally Posted by Safarimaster View Post
      Last time they ask me to replace the steering column. May be just to keep me shut.
      Is your car under EW? Steering column is covered in EW

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      Quote Originally Posted by RodeoSport View Post
      Is your car under EW? Steering column is covered in EW
      Lemme check this option then. Why the hell those rascals dint mention about this?

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      Quote Originally Posted by kairalee View Post
      I've heard (from TASS and some others) that the stock height is 86 cms (860 mm). Safarimaster - Please validate this with someone knowledgeable at TASS before you adjust the ride height.
      Today i checked with guys @ Concord Kudlu Gate. It is 82-83 +/- 1 (Ground to wheel acrch) and for chasis it is 48 from ground to chasis.

      Do you think its a good idea to adjust torsion bar outside in some wheel alignment center rather than taking to TASC just for this?
      Many of the TASC (both KHT & Concord -Kudlu Gate) dont have a fully functioning alignment unit. They do outsource to external wheel alignment centers.

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