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Post Vitara rear drop bracket
I was thinking of making a rear diff drop bracket.
Has anyone got the measurements of the bracket.

Thanks Raymond


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Post Re: Vitara rear drop bracket
Whilst they may look simple, I'd carefully consider how you intened to make it. I had a 'Normal' style block on mine, and it played havoc with the prop angle. Loads of vibration, and killed UJs so quickly, I think I did 5 in one year at one point! A bigger issue is what it does to the handling; you'll end up with more rear axle steering effect with one. Basically, as your truck leans in a corner the rear end understeers heavily. I really don't think they're a great solution to the problem.

How lifted is your truck?

With extended springs and shocks and no spacer, this is a risk;

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I ended up with this, and it solved all the problems in one hit.

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Post Re: Vitara rear drop bracket
Only 1 1/2 in shock reposition brackets, Astra rear spings. Front 1/2 in shock spaces and GV springs.


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Google :-bd

As Munkee :(|) says, make sure you make it really strong...

Or there's some on eBay...


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Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:16 am
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Post Re: Vitara rear drop bracket
Thanks for the diagram, I checked my stock of steel off cuts but no luck so I'll order a block tonight. I did try Google for dimensions but found nothing.

Looks like a simple machining task, luckily I have a reasonable well equipped work shop.

Thanks to all


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Post Re: Vitara rear drop bracket
if you can, you really want to offset the top and bottom, to help drop the diff nose.

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