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Old April 10th, 2019, 08:33 PM
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Last pics of the 110 outside for the first time in months and with the X-Eng sway bar installed.
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Old April 10th, 2019, 09:40 PM
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I haven't updated this thread in a long time but I recently did some small install that took me way too long.


I bought the X-Eng Sway Bar kit after hearing some folks on the board using them and having positive things to say about them.


Right out of the box the tie rod end wouldn't thread into either of the links. I bought a new tap and that took about a week to get and tap the threads.


Once I started installing I noticed my home made exhaust was going to get into the way of the plate on the LH side. I took off the exhaust and figured I would work on that later.


Then the link that previously wasn't tapped was hitting the spring perch. I am running Disco axles housings with 110 perches and no spacers on the X-Eng so that could be the reason why. I looked around the scrap pile and found an old RoverTracks tie rod that had a couple of bends for clearance. So I cut the section with the bends then cut down the link from an old sway bar. Then I made a bung out of an old alloy lug nut and used the RH thread bung from the sway bar and made my own links.
I have this same exact issue right now with a Sals axle and can’t figure it out. Had issues with threads and had to have retapped at a shop. I like the curved arms, just not sure I can fab that up.
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Old April 10th, 2019, 11:30 PM
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If just reading the description, I would imagine a hillbilly mess, but seeing the pics - Nice clean work!
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Old April 11th, 2019, 11:25 AM
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I have this same exact issue right now with a Sals axle and canít figure it out. Had issues with threads and had to have retapped at a shop. I like the curved arms, just not sure I can fab that up.

On one side it is good to know that I wasn't the only one with those issues but on the other it stinks that is happening. Looking at the original link one option I was thinking of doing was cutting and offsetting it more. But I may have had to lengthen the tube. If you want the old links to cut up and play with let me know. I feel the bent design should work well and might be worth seeing if X-Eng could add that to a revision.

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If just reading the description, I would imagine a hillbilly mess, but seeing the pics - Nice clean work!

Oh don't kid yourself - it's a hillbilly mess!
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Old April 11th, 2019, 11:40 AM
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One of the other projects I have been working on is getting the Interco SSR 35x10.5 tires mounted (I bought them from Ron, last winter). I sourced a set of 4 Wolf wheels and got a 5th from Zack when up in Stowe over this winter. Originally I was going to have the wheels painted the same as whatever I got the 110 painted but I wanted them mounted sooner than later and I was worried I might not like the color matched look when done.


Over the winter I got some RR L322 wheels for a LR4 that we bought and had them powder coated Kingswick grey. I didn't want black wheels but something different and the grey looked great with the Green LR4. So I had the Wolf's coated in that color and mounted up the SSR's to them. I think once the 110 is painted it will look even better.


On the rear I installed longer studs when I rebuild the axles with a Toyota 3rd member. Recently I wanted to get a spacer that worked with them. I found CX Racing made one that is 10mm thick and nicely made. Here is the link on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/CXRacing-5x...72.m2749.l2649


I think this is a nice option if you are looking for a little more stud length and slightly wider stance without going with a whole spacer setup. I am going to do this same thing on my front axle when I have a chance.


Another small change was some stainless lug nuts. I know stainless shouldn't be used for a higher strength applications but I feel the LR lug nuts size is overkill that it should be fine. I have painted and ceramic coated lug nuts before and it doesn't last and the corrosion that happens looks like shit. I'm not sure if these SS bolts are available but if not SDO does a galvanized set which should take care of strength issues.
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Old April 11th, 2019, 11:47 AM
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I wanted to check the valve clearances and while I was in there had the rocker cover powder coated to match the intake (after I bought the wrong rocker cover). New rubber seals all around and I like the cleaner look. As a slave to fashion if anyone knows a source or option for the Land Rover sticker for the intake please let me know!
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Old April 26th, 2019, 04:32 PM
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I bought this Lokar hood release a while ago on Amazon during some sale. It sat on the bench as I wasn't sure how I wanted to mount it.


I started with how the inner cable would connect to the hood latch itself. I had an piece of 90 degree angle bracket and welded a washer that would fit nicely into the spot on the radiator support. And on the bottom I welded a M6 nut so it would be easy to install. This mated up to the Lokar pieces pretty well.
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Old April 26th, 2019, 04:37 PM
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One thing that was holding me up was the Lokar didn't have a great way to mount to a side of a bulkhead. It has 2 @ 1/4-20" bolts on the back which does not make sense. So I made a bracket out of strap steel and countersunk to holes so it could be mounted flat on the side of the bulkhead.
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Old April 26th, 2019, 04:44 PM
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I drilled and installed 2 M6 nut-serts into the bulkhead side. The cable was a pain in the ass. The kit I bought (XHR-1100U) said 84" of cable length. It turns out the latch to the bulkhead is a couple of feet which left me short on the bulkhead to latch side running it in a loop "around" the radiator support. I called up Lokar and I guess the housing is made of something special as a custom piece of black housing was more than the kit itself. If I was to do it over again I wound have bought the trunk release kit as the cable is much longer. For a RHD vehicle the cable length would be fine but you would have to get a RH style latch.


Once done and adjusted it work well and the placement of the latch is nice and convenient. Clearance with the clutch pedal seems fine.


And I got to finally install the SDO grilled. It is kind of hard to see with the Rockware bumper/winch/lights but it does look great!
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