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    Bad handeling

    Just got myself a 3.0l 2011 patrol.
    When im driving it however it feels nervous. I thought it would maybe be shocks. So took them out of my car. They still feel good. They get harder the more you move them and are not leaking.
    The car has i think its a 3 lift, would that maybe be part of the problem?
    Or maybe it needs wheel allignment?

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    Hi mate, Lack of Caster Correction for sure. They get very skittish (oversteer) when they have been lifted and no Caster Correction has been added. A 3" lift you should fit Drop Boxes for sure. The only way to adjust the caster is a replacement offset Caster Bush in the front control arms (Crap) or Drop Boxes or replacement arms. Drop Boxes wins. Drop Boxes are no good for under 3" lift though.
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    Ill have to have a look, the previous owner had alot of upgrades put in. He might have done something in that area as well.

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    Ye i dont think it has drop boxes. Maybe it has got those replacement arms or offset bushes. Any way i can tell if it has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louk View Post
    Ye i dont think it has drop boxes. Maybe it has got those replacement arms or offset bushes. Any way i can tell if it has?
    Yes take a couple of photos of the front radius arms. it will be very obvious if they are not stock. If they are stock then have a look at the front bushes and see if they are black rubber of a colour Nylothane rubbish. They may even be a black rubber offset. Look at the bolt going through. is it centred? this is where teh offset would be. 100% this is your trouble.
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    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
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    Ye it looks all stock to me.

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    Because you are new to the Car take it in for a wheel alignment... I agree with Mudrunner in that it is almost definitely Castor but a wheel alignment will give you a starting point on what is right, what is wrong and what needs to be done.

    The Patrol front end is notorious for having to be set up correctly, once it is then it is rock solid but if anything is "out" then they can be a total pain in the rrse to drive
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    Ye when i got time im gonna take it in to the local tire bloke and get him to allign it and let him have a look.

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