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How hard is it to relocate the axles, and does it effect steering?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by PetaKane, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. PetaKane

    PetaKane 1/2 ton status

    Apr 17, 2002
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    Oklahoma City OK
    I'm sorry I know this has been gone over on this forum before, but I can't find any threads to answer my questions. If I buy 4 of those zero-rate add a leaves, for the sole purpose of using them to relocate the axles, how much work is involved. I'm sure there is quite a bit more work to be done in the front, right? Does anybody know all the steps you must go through? And does the 2-3 inches you gain in wheelbase make any noticable difference to the person behind the wheel?
  2. Greg72

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

    Mar 5, 2001
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    494 Days to BB2018
    Moving the front axle will cause extra bumpsteer (shorter draglink) so if that's already a problem for you, it's gonna get worse.....

    I've stretched my K5 about 3 inches so far (from 104" to 107") it sure seems to work nice. I didn't scrape my front or rear on some STEEP stuff in Moab over the last few days!!!
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

    Sep 15, 2000
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    Carbondale Colorado
    search this forum under "zero rates" and some of the other associated terms, there is a lot of existing info already. One thing you may want to look at is the height you'll gain. We're looking at building a shorter zero rate just for offset purposes. That may be more what you're looking for.

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