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Ground Clearance Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Will Prerunner, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Will Prerunner

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    Just installed OME shocks in the front of my truck. I gained 2 inches under where the front skid plate is while keeping the same tires. From reading other threads I was under the impression you would only gain ground clearance if you got bigger tires. I now have over a foot of clearance, almost 13 inches. Anybody know whats up, why others have said you don't gain any clearance?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    Did you just get shocks or also new coils?
     
  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    Will Prerunner

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    New coils too. I realize that I won't get added clearance in the back, but I did't realize it would give me that much clearance in the front. I guess with the IFS it kind of pulls the lower control arms up(I think thats what there called. I was sort of waiting to get a lift until I got new tires, cause I thought I would'nt get added clearance, but apparently you do.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    I might be wrong. But if you changed coils and shocks you put a lift on you front end. That is the reasoning for the extra clearance. Some will corect me if I'm wrong
     
  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    All of the OME coils give lift. The coils push your control arms down/the body of the vehicle up. So then the more clearacne between the skid and the ground.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Ground clearance at the lowest point of your truck, usually the rear diff housing, doesn't change without increasing tire size. More lift, bigger tires.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Ya I just wanted to clear that up because some people on here have told me the only way to add clearance is bigger tires but that isn't true. Stock my lowest point was near the front skids and was a little over 10 inches. Now my lowest point is near the rear differential and is about 11 inches. So just adding the OME coils I gained almost a full inch without even putting on bigger tires.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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