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quick question about moving my front axel forward..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    OK


    What are the pro's / con's?

    I alread have the zero rates with the option on them but currently have it installed in the stock location. My tires dont hit curently "38's" and I think I can thank the 3 inch body lift /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have all my stuff for cross over and ready to get it on the truck, just pondering on the axel location /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I run a reciever style front bumper, and just wondering how much this will help with my approach angle?
     
  2. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    also hydro assist is in line for next month, I was also wondering about interfearence with anything if I moved it forward??
     
  3. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    drive shaft may have to be altered. If you go with just the 1" or 1.5" that the offset blocks provide I don't see any serious problems. Drag link may interfere with leaf spring on the passenger side. I think it depends on your spring pack thickness, amount of lift, what your using for an arm and other variables.
     
  4. Greg72

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

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    If you have histeer, or are planning to use it....things get tight on the D.S. (Steering arm to tie rod clearance)

    There's a post in the ORD forum if you want more details.
     
  5. denver75k5

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    [ QUOTE ]
    If you have histeer, or are planning to use it....things get tight on the D.S. (Steering arm to tie rod clearance)

    There's a post in the ORD forum if you want more details.


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    I agree, my axle is move forward 1.5" and after pondering the normal Hi-steer for a while , I came to the conclusion that only the behind the axle hi-steer would work for me.
     
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    I have my front axel moved faward 1". With the "conservative" lift of 9+3, the 44's hit the firewall under full flex. The 1" gave me Just a little xtra clearance. I have just the "normal" crossover and don't seem to hit.
     
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    My axle is forward 1.75" from stock. My crossover works fine and it gave me enough clearance that I'm dropping the body lift down from 3" to 1".

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    This is 6" lift with a 3" body lift and the axle forward.
     

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