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Flexing pics

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by usctacoma, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    BradyT88

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    It's pretty hard to get IFS to flex by putting it up on top of something like this:
    It flexes pretty good like this though (unless your springs are really stiff):
    That is why solid axle is preferred for rock crawling over IFS (besides other reasons) it just flexes better out through the rocks.

    I have several pics where I have my front tire up on something and it is pretty stiff, but put the back tire up on something and the front flexes out nicely from all the extra weight on it. My ORI's help some, but I think it's because they don't increase in load as rapidly as coils do.
     
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  2. Aug 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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    MaverickTRD

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    I have pics somewhere of the rear up on rocks at an angle...purposely trying to flex the front to no avail. Surely sfa is preferred for crawling but I love IFS best of both worlds
     
  3. Aug 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Sounds like you need some softer springs. We flexed out Mark's rig (IDtrucks) and we had it basically teetered on one front tire and one rear tire with the rear in the air (so maximum weight on the front corner) and it wasn't even touching the bump yet! haha His little 4cyl is a bit too light for his eibach springs. When you watch him wheel his front end is stiff as a board most of the time. When he finally gets to SAC it will be a whole new world for him!


    I love my IFS too! I used to want to go SFA, but have since found the world of long travel. Plus I live 50 minutes from some of the largest dunes in the US!
     
  4. Aug 29, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    MaverickTRD

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    I haven't wheeled with Mark since i left Idaho. we were both noobs at the time. He's got a lot of miles under his belt now! My springs are the same specs as jberry (maybe 650lb instead of 600 though, not positive)
     
  5. Aug 29, 2014 at 2:48 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Well, either you aren't posing quite right like he is ;) or you are lighter than him. I know he is running some skid plates. Not sure if you are or not.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    jberry813

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    Prerunner or 4x4? 650 is too much IMO. My truck is a fat pig with a front diff, supercharger, bumpers, sliders, and full skids all the way past the transfer case, and 600 is just right. I have very little preload on the coilovers. First gen prerunners, 500-550 seems to be the sweet spot.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM
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    I have gobs of preload because I dont want to sit stink bug with this dang mid travel rear. I could definitely stand to lose a bit of ride height.

    Its 2wd but maybe one day will be 4wd. I dont have as many lights or a sc but I am 4door and have a similar bumper. My bumps may have a factor too. I havent dialed in the front suspension really at all


    Edit: they are 600lb just went and looked
     
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    umm... f yeah :drool:
     
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    You're running 42's, correct?
     
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