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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-05-2003, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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too much lift? need your opinions...

Just back on wheels...

5.5 SPOA and YJ SR (homebuild kit)
the tyres are 31x10.5 on 8x15.
I don't want to go bigger than 33x12.5

Don't you think theres too much lift...
I know that higher is better, but i don't want to buy 33x12.5 that will appear little!!

i can reduce 1.5 inch for the schakles (will only lower of 0.75 inch) and lowering the bumper for visual effect...

what do you think I should do...

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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

I think with the shackel reversal that you will need that height as the tire is going to stuff into the firewall . I think 33s will look good , though I question how bad they will hit the firewall . I run a shackle reversal on my cj with about the same lift and I really need to put bump stops on it to help with the clearance issues .
In looking at the way you have the front of the spring mounted what have you done to compensate for the caster change ? Overall it looks good ,and the grill is awesome .
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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

Your front SR setup looks just like mine. See attachment.

According to the info. I found on the POR BBS, you can fit 33's without hitting the firewall if your front frame extension is at least 7.5" long. That is measured from the old shackle hanger location to the center of your new hanger bolt. The 7.5" number can be offset by moving your axle forward as well, i.e. if you move the axle forward 1", your extension only needs to be 6".

BTW, Sammi Davis is right, your caster angle looks as bad as mine. Have you measured your angle? How does it drive and steer on the road?
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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

i don't know how it drives on the road, because i'm waiting for my high-steer and i have no brake...

i think my caster is not so bad, maybe around 7 or 8 degrees.

i've think of reducing the lenght of my schakles, but they will be too horizontal. Is it a problem or sould i stay like this and use a 3 degree shims to go back at 4-5 degrees.

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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

One thing I can tell you from my mistakes, is that the front shackle should lean back a bit further to allow more droop.......
Just my two Canadian cents.!
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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

That driveshaft angle -- can it actually turn?

Looks like it's got an angle even a CV hates.
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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

What is the measured height?

I'd look into fixing those D-shaft angles. My first lift was probably that high... don't know until you say what yours is... but I ran 32's with SPOA cj's all the way around and 1" ML's. It was tall but worked really well. My angles were good though...
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Re: too much lift? need your opinions...

don't worry about the CV anche, the driveshaft is disconnected and it's just hanging from the t-case...

the bottom of the door is at 82cm from the floor (82cm=32.3 inches)

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