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Cut or narrow (photoshop?)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shaun, May 23, 2005.

  1. shaun

    shaun 1/2 ton status

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    Would you cut and narrow and how would you do either. I want to narrow but know I will need to cut. So help guys. I want it to still look clean. I am thinking another 2" of lift and 40's and maybe 42's. Help me out guys. I am also bebating moving the axle back 2 to 3". I dont know yet.


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  2. jekbrown

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    you don't want to move the axle back if you plan on big tires with low lift... you'll need all the tire-to-firewall clearance you can get. If you cut/narrow a lot, the firewall will be the most significant obstacle.

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    What springs? I'd narrow and run it, see how it goes. You may well be fine. I wouldn't even consider moving the axle back. Farther forward = better approach angle and better firewall clearance. I hate to see people hurt their approach angle.
     
  4. shaun

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    I do love the new approach angle w/ these 37's. Wonder what it would be lo\ike with 40's or 42" Irocks. Dont think narrowing it would work when I take it to cali in a month and a half
     
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    What springs do you have in the front? The center pin seems WAY offset to the front.
     
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    They Are 57's And The Center Pin Is Way Offset
     
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    What is the benefit of having it offset so far forward?
     
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    approach & firewall clearance is improved. making the steering work & clearing the fenders are the problem :hack: :hack: :hack:

    they are ford 57 rear leaves the pin is offset to the frt like that to help axle wrap. they came that way
     
  9. shaun

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    Thanks boz42. Approach angle is the biggest advantage. I lost a little steering to the left (i think this is my own fault going to fix this weekend) and fender clearence is the biggest issue.
     
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    Strip it, cage it, and throw 42's! :saweet: That would be awesome, other than that I dont have any helpful suggestions, sorry. :D
     
  11. shaun

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    I am thinking move the axle back 2.5" and cut the fenders some. 2" of lift and 42's. YeeHaw
     

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