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Mid Travel with BS Thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MightyMouse-SCT, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:33 PM
    deadhed61

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    So 4" lift spindles and 1.5" of lift from the coilovers? Your at 5.5 up front?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM
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    :anonymous:

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  3. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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    Prolly so
     
  5. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM
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    LOL

    how "extended" are the co's?
     
  6. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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    Pics are posted on the last page... they are half as ext as i got them from the previous owner
     
  7. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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    I was slowly making my way there...
     
  8. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure the more lift you apply the less down travel you will have.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    That is correct but the spindle lift wouldnt count. It gives lift from below the lca which keeps alll the suspension geometry factory. So what would limit my downtravel would just be from the coilovers that arent "that" cranked up.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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    Your ucas don't look like they are at that bad of an angle. Does UCA bottom out at full droop? I'm stumped.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    Yea the uniball top nut is smacking the backside of the arm after only 1 3/8" of downtravel1
     
  12. Jun 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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    whats that second washer for?

    is the misalignment spacer on inside top smushed yet?
     
  13. Jun 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    Im not sure on either one of those. I got everything used no instructions:confused:
     
  14. Jun 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    You got me wondering what mine is at so I measure. Looks like I'm a little over 2.5? You might just want to take off some preload?
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  15. Jun 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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    If your running spindles take out all the preloaded.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2014 at 5:45 AM
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    Ummm no. And why? I want more lift from my coilovers, more than i have with just the spindles. I still should have the same downtravel as most 4x4s as they have similar amounts of preload..
     
  17. Jun 4, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    Figured that the spindle would provide the lift so there was no need to crank the coilovers. But if you wanted more lift then I get it.
     
  18. Jun 4, 2014 at 8:57 AM
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    Doesn't look like much down travel if this is ride height. Probably rides harsh too.
     
  19. Jun 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    What is limiting the down travel? Is it the upper arm bolt in the bearing, or the shock.

    Also what rate spring are you running.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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    To keep the same or gain droop don't you need to have a longer shock, otherwise you are using the shock to set/ control your droop, right??

    So a spindle lift without extended shocks will limit, take away droop??
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