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Hi All,

So I just put my P38 on blocks for the winter (shame, I know). I wasn't really thinking while I was doing it, but I put the blocks directly under the radius arms as it was the easiest place to put the blocks in order for the vehicle to rest evenly on them. As such, the vehicle is currently sitting on 4 blocks, resting on the radius arms right underneath the axles. Will this cause any problems? I can re-locate the blocks if necessary, it was just difficult to get the blocks to rest only on the axles without putting stress on the steering and/or swaybars. I will attach photos tonight when I get back home.

Please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

John
 
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looks like at most places you can put a piece of wood next to the radius arm onto the block and support it there under the axle.

for a schort period (hours/few days) it might not be harsh, but can imagine if it is supported like this for months the bushes in the front radius arms will possibly be affacted in a negative way....

If yours still has EAS you allso might consider making "calibrationblocks" that you put into the bumpstops and lower the suspension so the car rests with the chassis on those blocks. even a small leak will drop the car down on the bumps eventualy, and those get crushed after longer time supporting the vehicle as well.

drawing shows both dealer calibration blocks, 4x the smaller one would do for this purpose.
(sizes in mm)

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Why not put the blocks under the chassis? That way you take the load from the airbags and the tires only have the axle resting on them.
I would also use wood or proper axlestands and not concrete blocks, as those can become brittle and break.
 

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Lordy Lordy....
Put it on jackstands.
Put the jackstands under the frame, not the radius arms.
Not sure on your purpose though, I have left the LSx P38 outside for months with no ill effects.

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The jack-stands are in a different part of the province. This was a quick alternative, and I was very tired and not really thinking properly when I did it. I only realized what I might have done after the fact, and I had already left home for the night.

The reason I took it off the ground was to keep the weight off of the tires for the winter months as I don't want to develop any flat-spots.

I'll be changing it tonight.
 

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Makes sense now mate. I would jack it up, put jack stands under the frame, and let the tires JUST touch the ground, so the shocks dont over extend etc. Or you could put straps on the axle to take the weight etc too.
With modern radial tires though, I dont think it would be an issue, even for you cold azz Northerners....lol

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Isn't the Rover the most capable vehicle "for winter"? What do you drive during winter, a Unimog?
 

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Isn't the Rover the most capable vehicle "for winter"? What do you drive during winter, a Unimog?
I could say something about an Evoque, but will resist.......8-0=




Just ribbing ye mate.

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I could say something about an Evoque, but will resist.......8-0=




Just ribbing ye mate.



Martin
I know, but I live in SE Texas. We haven't seen snow in over 12 years and it didn't stick. The only ice we see is hail.
 
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:oops: overlooked the spring in the pic.....

but in case of springs... blocks/axlestands under the axlehousing near the spring is fine, no advantage supporting the frame.

why not drive your P38 in winter? in case of your country is using salt to de-ice the roads, to keep salt away from your precious P38
 

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All is fixed now. I have the blocks supporting the axles themselves, and the tires are both only a couple inches from the ground - no flat spots and no additional stress on the suspension!

Indeed the vehicle is quite the winter beast! However, due to a number of circumstances it just made more sense for me to keep it off the road for the winter months and use another vehicle instead. Once the spring comes (when it's warm enough for me to work on the vehicle in my driveway again), I am going to address some of the issues on the vehicle and hopefully get it back on the road again (and off-road too!)
 
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