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Wheels alignment report

Wheels alignment report

Please see below email from our Local Sales Manager reporting the feedback to Kristian after one of our dealers install UCA001FA on his Hilux Revo ( he’s putting oversized tire too )



I’m not sure how important is wheel alignment in your market but it’s very important to do proper wheel alignment after raising the vehicle with suspension upgrade ( changing spring )



In Thailand and Australia, people are putting expensive tires along with upgrading suspension, therefore wheel alignment is become a norm or part of the service offering by tires and wheel shop.



If wheel alignment is not done properly , it will make the tire worn out only certain area which is no good and some other side effect. I assume that you are aware of this.



This Ironman 4x4 Forge Upper Control Arm will make the wheel alignment setting back to original standard and we are probably the only one or one of the very few that can make this happen. ( as already explained in the product release brochure )



I would strongly suggest you to test yourself on your vehicle and see the improvement , then you can fully understand the benefit of this product , then start promoting and educating the market. You and your dealer can make great profit selling this item along with coil spring / shock upgrade.



I would like to suggest you to send a pre-order to book for this new product.

Here’s our SOH ( stock on hand ) status;



1st Batch x 50 sets was sold out ( extremely fast )



2nd Batch x 50 is sold out again ( this is just for Thai market ) before production is finished and we are still waiting to receive the goods this month.



3rd Batch x 150 is schedule to be finished sometimes in April and we expect stock to arrive at Thailand Warehouse before end of April.



We have already got some order booked ( more than half of 3rd batch )



So there’s still some stock available for you to book for our supply in April.

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Wheels alignment report
Please see below email from our Local Sales Manager reporting the feedback to Kristian after one of our dealers install UCA001FA on his Hilux Revo ( he’s putting oversized tire too )

I’m not sure how important is wheel alignment in your market but it’s very important to do proper wheel alignment after raising the vehicle with suspension upgrade ( changing spring )
KETIDAK PAHAMAN MODIFIKASI SWAYBAR PADA UMUMNYA
SWAY BAR OEM

Untuk offroad malah akan mengurangi traksi LC200 mengguakan KDDS untuk non aktifkan swaybar saat offroad JK Rubicon memiliki fasilitas non aktif front swaybar via switch saat offroad .

Jika diganti ukuran lebih gemuk dengan asumsi berat mobil tetap / tak bertambah sesuai desain pabrik
 Penggunaan front swaybar lebih gemuk , handling menjadi under steer
 Pengganti rear swaybar lebih gemuk . handling menjadi over driver

Sway bars
This component mst be the least well understood component of suspension . or maybe just the easiest for people who don’t know suspension tunning to want to mess with . more often than not people looking for aftermarket sway bars just assume it’s an upgrade but generally have on idea why or how . often people seem to assume that a stiffer bar at one end of the car will increase traction at that end of the car . it would be a natura; conclusion . after all everyone believes that bigger sway bars increase traction but they really don’t . A stiffer sway bar at one end of the car will reduce traction at that end it is increasing the effective spring rate winch is transferring traction to the other end of the car . add a stiffer front sway bar and the car will become more understeery in the front and less oversteery in the back . if that’s what you want then the sway bar can be a good tuning tool . if you add stiffer sway bars front and rear it will reduce the amount of roll while maintaining similar hadling characteristics . if you cannot change spring rates up the a little bit . peronally if possible I belive one shuld try to get the spring rates asclose as possible then just fine tune with sway bars .
It is also good to remember that stiffer sway bars reducse roll but not pitch . so a car with stiffer springs ad softer bars will reduce both pitch and roll whereas slapping big sway bars on stock suspension will reduce roll but still have a lot of pitch . contraty to comments in other articles pitch is not a big thing to shoot for . naturally there is a happy balance and too much or too little of anything will become bad there is a common saying with macpherson suspension tuning and there is somr truth to it . the saying goes something like the best way tu get macpherson suspension to handle well is to keep if from moving . of course this is not litteraly true but it contains seed of truth . mapherson suspension does ot have the best geometry and gig changes in suspension travel tend to take toe , caster . camber , etc curves further from ideal . so while you do want the suspension traveling enough to absorb imperfections on the road and keep the tires as close as possible to optimal grip you don’t want a ton of pitch or roll as you come into a corner because the more your suspension travels the less ideal your geometry will likely become . if someone does find more pitch improves their turn in then it is likely that their suspension geometry was actually improved and that changing thestatic geometry with reduce pitch would probably produce even better results .
Another big misconption with sway bars is that they will try to lift the inside tire . often these people will believe that therefore a setup with stiffer springs and no sway bars would put more pressure on that inside tire , it is easy to think of things in that way but that’s just now how it works .
Think of it like this . weight distribution is dictated by center of gravity and G forces . so whether you were doing around a corner with zero suspension or with soft suspension and huge sway bar or stiff suspension and no sway bar the weight of the car pushing down on each tire is dictated by COG and cornering force . The sway bar is not pulling the inside tire up . it is reducing roll and keeping the inside of the car lower . it is true that if the car rolls . enough a sway bar will make it more likely for a car to actually lift a tire off the ground but with no sway bar there would still be zero weight on the tire . it might be resting on the ground but it’s ability to trun or accelerate would realy be no better .
The stiff . front spring no sway bar setup became very popular in the AW11 scne after a few people found success with it in particular classes of autox . I can’t guarantee I could build a more competitive setup tn that class of racing but that doesn’t change the fact that the threads and discussion of this setup are built on a lot of bad theory and correlation . so if you are looking for a competitive setup for that class of racing don completely dismiss if but if you are looking for proper technical discussion or accurate theory understand that just because someone wins races withy their setup does not mean they understand why or that it couldn’t be improved upon if they did . a lot of rasons given for getting rid of the sway bar in these threads are not true or technically correct and things I addressed above like someone assuming that a sway bar was significantly less ideal because it would reduce weight on the inside tire which is absolutely not true .
This C4AG article also recommends running different pads in the front to change braking bias . this is not really suspension related but this is a huge pet peeve of mine so I’ll add it in .
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