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moving d60 forward???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    i am sorting out my front suspension before calling it good and making it permanent. i did the 52" front swap moving rear front shackle mounts forward also. question is i have a set of 56" springs that i am considering throwing on! i would move front hangers forward 3"-4" which would put my front axle 5"-6" forward from stock. at what point will i start running into problems with the steering box in the stock location? thanks
     
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    depends on what tires your gonna be running.....
     
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    39.5 iroks!:D
     
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    ttt anyone:dunno:
     
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    ill look at my truck when i get home and come back with an opinion, if anyone else hasnt answered by then.
     
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    so i guess no one has done this by the no replies? i guess i will venture over to pirate and see if they can help :whistle:
     
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    good question... I'd have to look at my current set up to hazard a guess. I'll post when I have a chance to do so. Personally, 3" of axle relocation and the right bumper design is good for almost a 90 degree approach angle, so thats enough for me. If I wanted more, I'd prolly just 3-link/full-hydro it and get it over with.

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    i just went out and looked at mine., I have 39.5 TSL in front, and axle is 2 inches forward. With a semi educated guess, Id say you will be getting Close to your steering box, Maybe minor rubbing.. But arent Iroks a little narrower then the TSL's?

    You can always adjust your steering stops, and lose a little turning radius.. I personally wouldnt worry about minor rubbing...

    Also the backspacing of your rim will be playing a role on this aswell....

    Let me know what you find out, im going to be moving my axle forward more aswell.
     
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    never thought about steering box clearence issues! i was thinking more about steering geometry trouble? my rims are 4.25" backspace guess i gotta do some measuring, got my d60 back from the shop today so that will help thanks:D
     
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    as long as you have crossover. the geometry shouldnt be a problem.. Just draglink adjusting... I could be wrong, Guess we will find out heh.. Ill let you find out first then you tell me lol.... good luck.
     
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    I'm 4.5" foreward, 52s and redrilled perches. 42s on 10" 4 1/4" bs wheels. Tires rub on box occasionally, while flexed, not static, no problem, I just have seen where they have rubbed some paint off the box. It's foreward of where the hydro assist fittings are if your drilled.
     

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