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4x4 lift spindles?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Sky, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:28 AM
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    Sky

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    Does anyone know if a company makes or can make a 4x4 lift spindles yet?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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    First of I painted my truck Satin flat black, it has a Volat Cold air Intake, 5100s up front and J66's as well as billy 5150s in the rear, 285/ 75/16 Falcon wild peak A/T, Axis regulators painted satin black, with a gold rings! brush bar with 4 LightForce 170 strikers, Custom rear Bumper, Straight Pipe. HID 6000k Hi/Low, and HID 6000k fog lights, Tinted rear tail lights! Flat Black Interior! 2 12" subs with custom box made by me and a 1300 watt amp!
    Awwww sadface....hmmm I'll keep looking!
     
  3. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    So I guess you have not looked at a lift spindle and a 4x4 to understand why thats not gonna work? You planning on defying physics somehow? Even if you did wedge a small lift in there before you had the front drive shaft smack into the spindle hole... new springs and shocks is cheaper and does the same thing. Also you are still gonna be limited by half shaft angles like a normal coil over lift. The only way to do a 2X4 style spindle lift would be some sort of 1 to 1 geared hub/spindle combo which will cost as much as a long travel kit lol.

    If you find a reliable geared hub 1 to 1 spindle lift for under a grand I will take one... heck make em variable gearing so I can buy em and throw 35" tires on without regearing my main gears while you are at it.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    OP, Look up portal hubs... the only way a 4x4 can do a 2x4 style spindle lift.

    If you lift with a spindle 4" the suspension can go up or down 4" but your half shafts are already maxed at the limit because they are connected to the center of the front wheel. So as soon as the front wheel drops into a hole and the front end unloads you exceed the half shaft angle and destroy the U Joint. You'd destroy it like every day you drove off road.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    First of I painted my truck Satin flat black, it has a Volat Cold air Intake, 5100s up front and J66's as well as billy 5150s in the rear, 285/ 75/16 Falcon wild peak A/T, Axis regulators painted satin black, with a gold rings! brush bar with 4 LightForce 170 strikers, Custom rear Bumper, Straight Pipe. HID 6000k Hi/Low, and HID 6000k fog lights, Tinted rear tail lights! Flat Black Interior! 2 12" subs with custom box made by me and a 1300 watt amp!
    ok I understand. thats why the bigger spindles for the 4x4s are only if you get a drop down bracket type lift!
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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    Even drop bracket kits use the stock spindles. If you are looking for stronger spindles try some gussets. If you are looking for height go with shocks.springs, or a drop bracket. There is not likely going to ever be a mass produced or quality spindle lift for 4x4's because as said before it will destroy your cv's.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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    Yeah I think he wants to go full long travel, a drop bracket lift would not be functional at all.
     
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