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Arnee
07-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Went to look at a truck on monday and when he had lifted the truck he moved the axle forward why do you do that ?

youngun
07-12-2006, 08:40 PM
longer wheel base
better approch angle
anyother reasons?

Arnee
07-12-2006, 08:42 PM
That was wat me and my dad where thinking.
would there be other reasons ?

Dragon4x4
07-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Mainly for turning so you can fit bigger meats under the truck, and not worring about cutting the shit out of your tires and fuckin up your fender......

Also you get more flex out of that aswell in the toyota cus it get a little bit more travel before hittin ghte iner fender wall

Arnee
07-12-2006, 08:46 PM
oh ok that would make sense cuase he had it lifted and on 35's

B
07-12-2006, 08:49 PM
body clearance, better driveshaft angle, if leaf sprung longer leafs...

Explorer guy418
07-12-2006, 09:24 PM
didnt in the zone do this....

Lucas
07-12-2006, 09:31 PM
It is almost always necessary to move the diff forward on any leaf sprung truck that flexs more than stock because if you dont your tire will stuff into your fender on compression.............because of leaf movment.On a link setup your diff doesnt move(but.....pinion if uneven links)
On my truck i moved the diff forward 3.5" with spring hangers and 1" with leaf centre bolt,because of the 52" leaf swap.

Arnee
07-12-2006, 09:33 PM
ok but is it not a fair amount of work since you have to mount the shackles forward and move your shock mounts or its not as bad as it sounds ?

Oh and could you get away with not moving this if you only had 33's ? or like you said have to be moved

exo_toy
07-12-2006, 10:14 PM
you wont have to move it with 33s if it has any lift.

Arnee
07-13-2006, 02:58 AM
alright sweeet cuase thats what i'm thinking of running when i get a truck.

In The Zone
07-13-2006, 07:36 AM
didnt in the zone do this....


yes i move the front 8" forward when i did my SAS

gumboot
07-13-2006, 12:58 PM
if it's on a toy and he put his rear leafs up front it would have moved his axel forward a bit naturally. A very common method for lifting toys cuz then he only needed to get one set of new leafs for the rear and one or two adder leafs in his stock rears to put up front.

nykoma
07-13-2006, 06:38 PM
looks like a nice looking rig[cheers]

Arnee
07-17-2006, 02:41 AM
if it's on a toy and he put his rear leafs up front it would have moved his axel forward a bit naturally. A very common method for lifting toys cuz then he only needed to get one set of new leafs for the rear and one or two adder leafs in his stock rears to put up front.

So what would be the steps to make that all happen ?:rolleyes:

gumboot
07-17-2006, 12:35 PM
So what would be the steps to make that all happen ?:rolleyes:


uhhhh, take your stock rears out, put one or two adder leafs in, then put them up front. Get a longer front D-shaft and make sure your steering is tight, then find what you want for the rear.

Arnee
07-17-2006, 01:57 PM
uhhhh, take your stock rears out, put one or two adder leafs in, then put them up front. Get a longer front D-shaft and make sure your steering is tight, then find what you want for the rear.

Alright thanks alot

gumboot
07-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Alright thanks alot

that's for toyota's, i don't know about any of the others

Arnee
07-17-2006, 03:01 PM
A toyota is all i'm really looking for so it will work lol
thanks again