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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:05 PM
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X Deflex Anti Roll Bar

My refresh has hit a road block...has anyone here installed a X Deflex Anti Roll Bar on a "NASD90".
The tank on a NAS is lower than an 110 and a pre-TD5 ROW 90. Need some help on this...

I know Wolf did his 110 but the 90 appears to be different...significantly.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:06 PM
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Damnit M, just lift it more! That'll get that pesky fuel tank out of the way
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:14 PM
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It's been done. You have two options: mount directly to the skid plate or fabricate spacers for the mounts.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:22 PM
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Damnit M, just lift it more! That'll get that pesky fuel tank out of the way
If I lift it more I'll need a step stool!!
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Old February 24th, 2015, 04:40 PM
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It's been done. You have two options: mount directly to the skid plate or fabricate spacers for the mounts.
True, but whats the travel near the exhaust going to be like...I know it will work anything can be fabed out, just getting ALL available info!
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Old February 24th, 2015, 05:00 PM
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Bill did you source this stateside or from the UK?

This was on their site----
"Anti-Roll or Anti-Sway bars are fitted to almost all production vehicles to enhance handling, cornering & stability - in short, to improve safety.

However, anti-roll bars are designed to reduce articulation - which is the opposite of what most Land Rover owners want!

Production Land Rovers compromise by fitting a weak anti-roll bar which improves the handling a bit and doesn`t limit the off road capability too much. The standard bars only allow the rear axle to droop by 9" (230mm) - so has to be removed on vehicles with extended travel.

We have designed X-DeFlex to be unlockable (known as anti roll bar disconnects in Jeep circles) - so it does not have be a compromise. Locked it has four times the torsional stiffness of a standard bar, but unlocked it allows 16" (410mm) of unrestricted articulation, selectable at the turn of a switch.

X-DeFlex dramatically improves the on road handling allowing safer high speed cornering. If you have a `daily driver` with uprated suspension, an overland or camper conversion, an uprated or high performance engine, and want your vehicle to give you the maximum on AND off road - this is for you!

Use the diagram on the right to determine which thickness of spacers you need. "
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Old February 24th, 2015, 05:07 PM
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Bill did you source this stateside or from the UK?

This was on their site----
"Anti-Roll or Anti-Sway bars are fitted to almost all production vehicles to enhance handling, cornering & stability - in short, to improve safety.

However, anti-roll bars are designed to reduce articulation - which is the opposite of what most Land Rover owners want!

Production Land Rovers compromise by fitting a weak anti-roll bar which improves the handling a bit and doesn`t limit the off road capability too much. The standard bars only allow the rear axle to droop by 9" (230mm) - so has to be removed on vehicles with extended travel.

We have designed X-DeFlex to be unlockable (known as anti roll bar disconnects in Jeep circles) - so it does not have be a compromise. Locked it has four times the torsional stiffness of a standard bar, but unlocked it allows 16" (410mm) of unrestricted articulation, selectable at the turn of a switch.

X-DeFlex dramatically improves the on road handling allowing safer high speed cornering. If you have a `daily driver` with uprated suspension, an overland or camper conversion, an uprated or high performance engine, and want your vehicle to give you the maximum on AND off road - this is for you!

Use the diagram on the right to determine which thickness of spacers you need. "

UK, yes I got all of that...the concern is travel as it relates to the exhaust. spacers will have to be fabricated as the "normal" spacers won't cut it...
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Old February 24th, 2015, 05:37 PM
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Have you asked x-eng first? I'm quite sure they will help you and know what they are doing.
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Old February 24th, 2015, 05:43 PM
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I have it on my camel 110.. Great system.. When I bought it they sent the extra bracket but I think that was supposed to be for if I installed an oversized tank.. As mentioned before I think it may come down to dabbing up the oversized mounting points onto the fuel tank cradle bash plate.. Put a heavy duty one on it and good to go..
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Old February 24th, 2015, 06:56 PM
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Have you asked x-eng first? I'm quite sure they will help you and know what they are doing.
Not yet, sending an email tomorrow...just throwing it out to the board first.
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Love mine on the 110, email Simon direct simon.rafferty@x-eng.co.uk
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Old February 24th, 2015, 10:05 PM
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Yep thats the email I have! We'll see how it goes, I really want this to work, trying to take turns at posted speeds is daunting...(especially with Briggs driving).
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Yep thats the email I have! We'll see how it goes, I really want this to work, trying to take turns at posted speeds is daunting...(especially with Briggs driving).
this will do the trick, my 110 loaded with RTT and tons of gear stays flat on highway turns etc. Engaged it's 3x stiffer than factory.
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Old February 25th, 2015, 08:33 AM
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Looks like a great product!
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Old February 25th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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in case you haven't heard back from Simon, he posts on a few UK based sites, this for example seemed to suggest 60mm for ROW, not sure how NAS compares to it.

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Old February 25th, 2015, 04:17 PM
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I have been slammed today and haven't even had a chance to email him yet...hopefully tonight.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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Did you ever find out the correct spacer?
Would love to do this one day as well.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 03:40 PM
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One will just be made when it gets here...the concern is the exhaust clearance. It's going on soon...(I hope...:') )
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Hey Bill, How did this turn out for you? I'm interested in doing this upgrade with my 97 NAS. Just not sure which kit to go with. As for the fabrication spacers, that will be no problem. I just don't want to re-engineer it if someone else has already gone through it. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old October 8th, 2015, 10:30 AM
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Hey Bill, How did this turn out for you? I'm interested in doing this upgrade with my 97 NAS. Just not sure which kit to go with. As for the fabrication spacers, that will be no problem. I just don't want to re-engineer it if someone else has already gone through it. Any help would be appreciated!
it's all good...mods needed for the NAS90 call Roadside Rob for details....
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