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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 07:39 PM
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Front wheel travel

I have just been out getting my Zook all twisted up to see the best way to move my rear shocks in board to match my revolvers etc, and I noticed my FRONT wheel is hard up against the shock and shock tower limiting the travel.
My front shock tower has been raised 2" and longer Monroes added. Brake lines etc. Thought I had it sorted.
I had noticed rust on my shocks, now I realise it's due to the wheel rubbing. Robs me of about 2" up movement and so restricts the opposite wheels down movement slightly,

So, Q. Has anyone noticed this, and how did you deal with it ? (if at all)

I was wondering if when raising the tower that it has to be moved inboard also.
Or is there something that has eluded me here ?

Any thoughts ?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2001, 09:02 PM
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Re: Front wheel travel

Might try a wider offset wheel.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2001, 02:44 AM
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Re: Front wheel travel

With my 33x14.50 Swampers on 15x10 wheels, even 2-inch backspacing isn't sufficient. I have the Rocky Road front upper shock mounts, which do tilt the shocks slightly outward, but not too much. My tires hit the fenders at the same time as they hit the shocks and the axle hits the bumpstop, so it's no big deal.

I did shear off the adjustment knobs from my Rancho RS9000's when I had the knob end at the top. Turning the shock over solved that until I got the inboard remote adjuster kit, which allowed me to turn the shock adjusters to the inside with the shock's body up. So now there's no problem.

-- Geoff Beasley

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-22-2001, 04:36 PM
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Re: Front wheel travel

Thankyou Sami and Zukiman,
Geoff I notice from your [email protected] a month or so back that you use a 32/32 Weber. I thought that a 32/36 was the go.
Which would you recommend, and why. ?
I intend to follow your advice on motor choice (Swift with Sami head)
Thoughts S'il vous plait ?

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