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What's everybody at for wheelbase?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mikey_d05, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My rig is sitting just shy of 109" right now. I'm probably gonna stretch it to at least 115" before I'm done playing with it and possibly more. What is everybody running and how do you like it for the terrain you wheel?
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I havent wheeled it with the new wheelbase but at stock (106.5") I liked it. On some of the climbs I could have used a little more but overall it works well with the 35's.
    with my new wheelbase (108.5") It should be perfect with the 35's.
    I am planning on going to 42" iroks pretty soon so I am going to Flip my 56's around and be at 112.5". That should balance out pretty good for breakover angle. but more then likely I will fine tune it past that with some zero rates.
     
  3. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    I'm currently at the stock 131" but hope to be 116" by the end of the week :D
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    im at the stock 131.5", i deffinetly am not going shorter. i may move the front axle 1.5" forward though sometime soon.
     
  5. RampageFSJ

    RampageFSJ 1/2 ton status

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    Rampage is about 133".
     
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    4trolls 1/2 ton status

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    128" and I like it
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    :crewcab: i drive this every day. 160 range.
     
  8. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    K5 frame. 112"
     
  9. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    If i ever get the Alcan's under the truck it'll be at 109.5". Currently at 108.

    Rene
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    Scooby was stock truck at 117.5 and i never had a prob w/ the 42's
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    My blazer is around 110 or so and it works pretty good.
     
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    blasterD 1/2 ton status

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    Both of my offroaders are sitting at 130". Regular cab long beds. I have been doing some research lately and what I have observed is (nothing scientific here) that 115" seems to be the majic number for a purpose built rig with tires in the 38-42" range. It seems to me that people who are sitting less than 115 generally want more wheelbase and people over 115 generally want less. I am not sure if there is any fact behind my theory, and I have never driven a rig with 115" wheelbase, but for my next build that is what I am going to shoot for.
     
  13. Greg72

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

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    104" stock..


    Stretched to 107" (1" forward front, 2" rear back axle)



    "Works fine, lasts long time" :D
     
  14. thor

    thor 1/2 ton status

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    78 Jimmy. 113" with reversed 56"s and shackle flip out back, 52"s front with the spring pad and plate drilled to move front axle 1" foreward.

    It works well for me with 42s
     
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    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    let me know how that goes, i have an 87 3/4 ton i plan on shortening next fall probably. please e-mail pics if you take some
    patrick, crazyhole812@yahoo.com
     
  16. DougK20

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    Will do. I'll loose some climbing ability, but I'm hoping the added maneuverability is worth the trade.
     
  17. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    116", K5 drivetrain position with the front bumped forward 6-7" and the rear axle back a little too.
    It's only running the equivalent of a 3" lift with 42's and I'm pretty happy. I can't climb super steep ledges like I could at 109 but I did some steep stuff in Moab at BB05 that I could not do before. Frame height is about 25" and it still works well in big rocks. Overall I'm pretty happy.
     
  18. k5-newbie

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    113 and it seemed to work well last weekend...I will need to test some more soon :D :haha:
     
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    Mine is 109.5 but haven't wheeled it yet.
     
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