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expert opinion on steep cv angles needed

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by especk, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    How bad are my cv angles? Am I risking damage by driving with them like this? And what kind of damage would that be?

    I am looking for people who have had coilovers set at about 3.5" and have had problems or you haven't had problems. I would like responses from people with personal experience who had cv angles similar to these.

    These angles come after installing my OME 885s with 1/2" top spacer - I'm estimating it at about 3.5".

    Thanks.

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  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Those are bad. Your front is way to high.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    i have to agree ^^

    Low it about an inch and see what it looks like - or switch our your add for manual hubs.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Those 4x CV's aren't going to last long at that angle , Dump the 1/2" spacer , IFS 4x's don't seem to like anything over 3" lift.....:eek:;)
     
  5. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    ummm yeah
    if you are good then everyone else is definitely good:D
     
  6. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    the boot is gonna rip dirt will get inside and mess up the shafts costing $$$ to fix, just avoid the problem by lowering it an 1" or more. You probably have little down travel also.

    When I first put my toytec lift I got 3.25" lift, thought it was cool till I ripped the boots I drive through sand so it was a priority to fix. Now I lowered it to 2" just run big tires to make up somewhat.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    That's definitely too high.

    What are your hub to fender measurements? 3" lift is 23 to 23.5" hub to fender.

    Also, just FYI, it's the inner boot you have to watch the angle on more than the outer boot.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    That makes me feel a little better. Thanks.

    Finally! Someone who actually ripped a boot - that's what I was looking for. I'm definitely considering lowering them now.

    My center hub to fender is almost 25". However, I have my fender flares removed so that probably adds about .5"
     
  9. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    So why do they make the top plate spacers to go with these coils if it's just going to lead to damage? - prerunners?


    and I was hopping the Relentless bumper and winch which added about 150 lbs would help it settle more. But it hasnt seemed to do much at all yet. Should I expect it to settle more?
     
  10. Feb 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Flares off, also you have a lighter truck overall, aluminum bumper, all on 885 springs. I imagine they're going to settle less over time. Whatever the reason, you're definitely higher than 3", though that may change with time.

    It'll settle more as you continue to wheel the piss out of it.
     
  11. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Well it looks like i'll be removing those top plate spacers sometime next week. Thanks for all the responses.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    I think removing the top spacers is a good call .
     
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    "no dwn tapov.... no dwoen stravels.... dnows down vslwst.... no down travel!" I did it!
     
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    If you are happy with it leave it. It's gonna have vibs / no wheel drop / and like Larry said "my cv just shit the bed"
     
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    Im pretty sure the top plate spacers are for Double cabs
     
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    haha what is that shit??? What lift were you running at that time?
     
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    Way overcranked Icon C/Os...
     
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