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SUSPENSION OR BODY LIFT ON SJ410


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:16    Post subject: SUSPENSION OR BODY LIFT ON SJ410 Reply with quote

I am considering some sort of a lft on my SJ. Was thinking springs over axle?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont bother with a body lift just go sprig over axle and 2" offset wheels.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dont bother with a body lift just go sprig over axle and 2" offset wheels.  Very Happy


Am I right in saying that 2" offset rims will increase the wheelbase width by 2" on each side, in other words, 4" wider in total?

Spring over axle should be rather easy, only modification will be to extend the propshaft?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah 2" each side and you would need a propspacer Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and the wife wrote:
yeah 2" each side and you would need a propspacer Very Happy


O, so you don't actually make the props longer, you manufacture a spacer?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you put the offset rims, and then go springs over axle, doesn't it defeat the purpose of making the wheelbase wider, cause you've gone wider, but also up? So you are back where you started, a vehicle that falls over easily?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

to do the spring over axel ull need new saddles for the springs to sit on but these are easily made from 2" x 2" box section. ull also need to reposition brake line mounts as well as prop spacer. pretty easy for any1 with the smallest engineering knowledge. good luck bud.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

S.A SJ410 wrote:
If you put the offset rims, and then go springs over axle, doesn't it defeat the purpose of making the wheelbase wider, cause you've gone wider, but also up? So you are back where you started, a vehicle that falls over easily?



Yeah but you have more ground clearance AND can fit bigger tyres giving even more
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:33    Post subject: Re: SUSPENSION OR BODY LIFT ON SJ410 Reply with quote

S.A SJ410 wrote:
I am considering some sort of a lft on my SJ. Was thinking springs over axle?


Good morning,i have just had a spring over axle conversion done on my sammy and am going to get it in a minute when my hangover has subsided,ive a set of 16" tractor tyres on rims waiting to go on if i can keep it together long enough to do it today and i am also on the verge of buying some wheel spacers to give 4" extra width,ill let you know the difference as i only been offroading in it once and it was all standard 2 weeks ago on 15" rims and road tyres,it did very well though and am expecting great things by jacking it up 6"
Just hope it dont roll over on the roundabouts Laughing  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 20:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude i say spring obver axle mate and decent tyres i got nearly a foot out of this lot Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude i say go up , spring over axle it make a hell of a difference............


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