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Axle relocation

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by JoseK5, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. JoseK5

    JoseK5 Registered Member

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    Any technical advice on any substantial benefit to axle relocation ie moving front axle forward and rear backward?
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Generally, it's an easy way (relatively) to get some extra fender clearance without doing as much trimming, when you add larger tires.

    The front tires will rub in the rear of the fenderwell as the shackle swivels back (under compression). Moving the axle forward a little can help get some needed clearance there.

    In the rear, the axle isn't truly centered in the wheelwell to begin with....as it "stuffs", it tends to hit the forward edge of the fender....so again, moving the axle AWAY from the problem area can be a solution.

    If you look in the photo gallery, you can probably see lots of pics which will show K5's "crossed up" and where the tires are trying to rub..... /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Do a search here, there are some other posts pertaining to this that would have good info for you.
     

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