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EDITOR Matt has reported a few times he has experienced a knock in the front end of a stock 300 Series. He’s experienced it in at least two separate vehicles, but I’m yet to experience it.
As we had an industry expert at our disposal, we asked Simon if he’s experienced this before, and he mentioned that he has. He’s played with wheel alignment, different wheels and tyres, and has changed the factory suspension out for Tough Dog struts and back to factory struts multiple times as part of the research and development process, and we can confirm the suspension has nothing to do with it.
Simon mentioned it seems to happen when pulling in to a driveway at speed, not in a straight line. While we haven’t been able to work out exactly what component is making this noise, it seems to be steering-rack related. Again, fitting raised suspension has nothing to do with it, as the noise seems to be a quirk of the 300 Series Landcruiser.