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Vehicle & Technical => Defender => Topic started by: Saffy on September 23, 2012, 19:23:41

Title: x-deflex
Post by: Saffy on September 23, 2012, 19:23:41
http://www.x-eng.co.uk/X-DeFlex.asp

(http://www.x-eng.co.uk/Images/X-Deflex/Fitted%20Full%20Small.jpg)


Anyone here got one fitted? Have ordered one for the 110 (reason why I am not keen on paying a plumber to come look at my drainage problem any time soon :cheesy: ). Am hoping it will help take some of the roll out of the 110 when full of junk and wearing it's roof tent (it's always full of junk and got the roof tent on).  I have seen a thread and photo's on a Aussie landie  forum where two members had bent the curved plate but they did fit to modified 130's with big loads  :shocked:
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: Saffy on September 27, 2012, 20:05:58
All fitted - big difference - works great

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5AedPoJP-xQ/UGNhOsMY1sI/AAAAAAAAJvY/W9pvEKfSiQI/s912/photo.JPG)
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: lambert on September 27, 2012, 20:40:03
Looks good. I take it it is stiffer than a stock bar when locked?
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: Saffy on September 27, 2012, 20:59:06
Aye - x-eng say 4 times stiffer.  Certainly noticed a difference on the roundabouts on way to work.
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: andrew2986 on September 28, 2012, 22:56:45
How easy was that to fit ?
Im thinking of fitting that to my new truck.
So far I've not gone for a lift but am moving the shocks over from my comp truck.
the suspension on the new Disco is so far +5 OME shocks OME springs +1 I'm not going for a lift  but still want articulation...

Andy
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: Saffy on September 29, 2012, 07:47:37
How easy was that to fit ?
Im thinking of fitting that to my new truck.
So far I've not gone for a lift but am moving the shocks over from my comp truck.
the suspension on the new Disco is so far +5 OME shocks OME springs +1 I'm not going for a lift  but still want articulation...

Andy
It's a "not much swearing involved" job.

Instruction do have a few points left to imagination like not stating what position to put the arms in when fitting and it also forget to say to put the cir-clip on the end of the torsion bar (I didn't forget but it bemused me that it didn't mention it). But all in all it was straightforward to follow and fit. Took me about 3 hours laying down on the driveway at night with a tilley lamp for light!  In my case with the 110 it fitted to existing anti roll bar mounts and didn't need spacers to avoid the fuel tank. If you can change the drive flange, halfshaft and steering rob ends on a landy then you can fit one of these with ease.

From memory.. tools used:

19mm and 17mm socket/spanner for the ARB mount points.
15mm socket/spanner for the flange bolts.
cir-clip pliers for torsion bar (it's a landy halfshaft !)
HEX bit (8mm I think) for couple of cap bolts)
T bit (not sure of size) for the free-wheeling hub cap.
Mallet  :azn:
Drill and 10mm bit to enlarge the holes in chassis ARB mounts.
Grease for the SuperPro bushes (that's included with the bushes)
GP Grease for packing the free-wheel hub and drive flange.
Copperslip for every thread (but that's me)

Could be best to fit while the truck is on level ground, unloaded and not jacked/supported so at it's natural level.




Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: andrew2986 on September 29, 2012, 09:23:04
Hmmmm cheers for that, think I will give X-Eng a ring on monday
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: Saffy on October 19, 2013, 17:54:56
I've just changed the suspension on the 110 with some Gwyn Lewis challenge kit and +2 lift. Credit where credit is due, the X-eng ARB when locked turns this set up from a wallowing mattress into a pleasant ride while on the road. Off-road with the x-deflex unlocked it unleashes the awesome that is the Gwyn Lewis challenge suspension.
Title: Re: x-deflex
Post by: andrew2986 on October 20, 2013, 08:18:18
Thats good news !
I bought one of these but have yet to fit it, my rebuild is taking a bit longer than I first thought....

Andy