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12" lift ?
Posted 22 March 2004 - 01:44 AM
waht's the best/easiest way to do?
don't want to mess with drive axles
would consider 9" if 12" can't be done:confused:
thanks for reading:brow:
Posted 22 March 2004 - 01:56 AM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:20 AM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:26 AM
Width to height is important: a set of narrow tires on a low offset wheel will give you a a very different track width than a set of 12 inch wide tires on 3.75 inch offset wheels giving you a track width that is a foot wider than the height of the vehicle.
Suspension: A mere lift (agrivated in proportion by height) with low performance or stock shocks will give you poor handeling as well. Uprade the springs and use a high performance self adjusting shock such as the RSX or an externally adjustable like the RS9000. This will give you a suspension that is flexable off road and safe on road.
Travel:this too can be dealth with via guted and replaced struts in the front and long travel shocks front and rear.
With just a lift alone your handeling will be very different than a vehicle done as a system to include performance shocks, springs and a track width to match the height.
My former configuration @ 8 inches of lift was 1 foot wider than it was tall and with the upgraded suspension it handled as well as your average sports sedan, ask anyone who has ever seen it on the road. With my new configuration I am trading off a bit. I am going to be about 10 inches wider than tall with the same adjustable ranchos and upgraded springs. I know good and well that the handeling will be more truck like than before, yet I can be reasonably certain that I will still out handel a stock BRAT or an average sedan.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:41 AM
Posted 22 March 2004 - 09:50 PM
You could do 12" without axle work, but whats the point? You want to have more clearance for deep snow, but if the snow is actually that deep, your engine and subframes are still going to be buried because they are dropped down with a lift. You wont get very far with the front of your motor pushing through the snow.
Posted 22 March 2004 - 11:15 PM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 12:12 AM
Posted 23 March 2004 - 02:50 PM
ok offroad. ok on road ok gas milage
much better off road. not as good on road(as stock) worse milage)
8in lift(porr milage)ok on road. much much better offroad.Tcase mod)
so you can see the trade offs. as fare as drive ablitty
also the higher you go the more there is to modify
3in lift just the lift
8 in lift you have hubs to re drill, lift to make, tcase +++++ its all relitive. to what you want to do and how much you want to put into it.
Posted 24 March 2004 - 03:38 PM
I knew I was going into some very off camber situations on the Rubicon trip. So knowing I was going to want as much tavel as possible out of the Roo, I stuck the most wore out struts I had under it. Doing this gave me Poor street ability, but AWESOME trail ride......I was one handed steering with my head hung out the window most of the trip Cause it drove and handled so well on the Rocks and Such......
You can with Subaru Struts get a good street ride and still have good trail ride at the same time.....I built Jarods Little Roo up to 8" using stock struts, and He drove it Clear to Yuma On Factory struts.....We actually got the Rear a bit stiff in fact....I get to fix that when he Comes through in May......
There are Many Fabricators Out there, and There are many ways that these cars Can be Lifted........I have My way, And I'm not afraid to drive it or let someone else Drive it Down the Hwy....
Before you Go in any one direction, Remember that you are getting Second and Sometimes 3rd 4th or 5th hand info here on this Board......If you want the Factual truth about any one way, You need to go Directly to the Source that is Building that Style of Kit or Lift.....
With that Said, Have fun Building your Ride to Do what you want it to be Capable Of.....
Later, John and Crew in Oregon......
Posted 24 March 2004 - 04:25 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 06:14 PM
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