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General 4x4 Discussion General discussion and questions that would apply to all makes.

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:36 PM
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Movin Front Axle

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 ?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:40 PM
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longer wheel base
better approch angle
anyother reasons?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:42 PM
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That was wat me and my dad where thinking.
would there be other reasons ?
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:44 PM
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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
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:46 PM
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oh ok that would make sense cuase he had it lifted and on 35's
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:49 PM
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body clearance, better driveshaft angle, if leaf sprung longer leafs...
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didnt in the zone do this....
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:31 PM
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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.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:33 PM
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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
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:14 PM
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you wont have to move it with 33s if it has any lift.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:58 AM
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alright sweeet cuase thats what i'm thinking of running when i get a truck.
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didnt in the zone do this....

yes i move the front 8" forward when i did my SAS
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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.
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looks like a nice looking rig
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:41 AM
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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 ?
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