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6" suspension, 2" body: too tippy? any pics?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by steelsoldiers, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. steelsoldiers

    steelsoldiers 1/2 ton status

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    6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    That's what I'll end up with after I do the 6" springs up front and the shackle flip with my 2" springs in the rear. I'm trying to decide if I should keep the body lift or not. I'm planning on 39.5x13.50-16 Swamper Iroks. I run lots of old logging trails which can get a little off-camber sometimes so I'm looking for firsthand info. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    <font color="green"> I can tell you that my 6" lift with 38s got a little tippy sometimes, but I was also running a wheel offset that basically kept the entire 15" wide tire under the fenders. If you run a bit more offset then you'll be a little less tippy, but the extra height would probably negate that. I guess alot is going to have to do with your definition of "a little off camber".</font>
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    I have 6" susp and 3" body lift. With my tall skinny LT235's, it definitely felt very tippy. I just installed 38x15.5x15's on wheels with 3.5" backspacing. I haven't trail tested it yet (still breaking in new engine), but she sits pretty wide, and doesn't look or feel tippy now. E-mail me in a few weeks, and I'll let ya know!
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    I run 12" suspension lift with a 2" body lift.I have 44" swampers on 16.5 x14 weld rims with enough back spacing so the tires are wide enough to keep it from tipping over.At least so far.
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    5.5 BDS all spring suspension
    1" ORD Body lift
    1" ORD Zero rate/frt Dana 60 (raised spring plate add's an inch)

    Currently running 37" SSR's as pictured, but I have plans on 40"MTR's

    I dont think that its tipsy one bit, by the way, I don't run the swaybar do to the X-over steering. If I do want it to handle like a sports car... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif, I can just air up the Rancho's to thier max capacity.

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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    I seem to recall this feeling "tipsy"

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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    Click on my link to see my truck, I have 6" susp, and 3" body with 44's. I haven't had any major sphincter pucker factors yet. Why not try it out, you can always remove the body lift if you dont like it.
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    Thanks guys, you've convinced me. I mean, the body lift is on there already so why not run it for a while and see what it feels like right? I have the Warrior sway bar disconnects which are supposed to be for a 4-6" lift so that should help me on the way to the trailhead. If I have to take the body lift off, out comes the Sawzall! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" suspension, 2\" body: too tippy? any pics?

    i run 5.5" of suspension lift, plus 1" of body lift on 39.5s... works for me. I take corners nice and slow (no antisway bars on my rig) but other than that it works gr8.

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