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1fox2go
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: suspension travel Reply with quote

While wheeling my back driver tire came off the ground....my question is is there anything i can do to give my suspension more travel?

like sway bars control arms etc?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a little more flex by swapping in RE superflex arms.. but thats kinda expensive..Disconect your shocks and jack the rig up.. See if you have more flex.. If you do then put on a bigger bump stop and go with a longer back shock.. I have some pretty damn long shocks on mine and I get decent flex...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i'll try that
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you haven't done it already you can remove your rear sway bar. I can't notice any difference without it. I took the rear e-brake lines out of their metal holders, too, so they wouldn't bind up.

There's a rock near the house I'll pull up on sometimes. Before one of my back tires would come off the ground for some cool three-wheel motion, but now they stay on the ground. Made a few inches of travel difference.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just by taking the rear sway off?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup... That works..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roughlyhow long and difficult is it to remove the rear sway?

and you say there isnt much difference with road manners?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardly notice the difference at all.. There are 6 bolts if I remember correctly and takes between 20 minutes and 59 hours depending on how rusty they are... Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahah thats a long time alrite i shall take the rear off

whats a good redneck way to test the travel without actually driving to a spot?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah hell, you can use a floor jack or a hi-lift to lift up one side in the rear till the tire comes off the ground then measure the gap between the tire and the body. Then do the same thing after you remove the sway bar.
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