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post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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How far can you stretch WB without any "major" modifications?

How far can you stretch wheel base without any "major" modifications? I was thinking about relocating the shackle hangers to the bumpers. I just have a few questions.

1) How far can you stretch it in the rear without having to worry about the gas tank?

2) How far can you stretch it in the front without having to modify anything like the steering?

3) Is there anything else that will have to be modified besides the gas tank and steering components?

4) Can I just relocate the the shackle hanger and keep the frame side mounts in the same place (with the same springs)? Or do I have to move them too?

5) How much should I stretch it to make it worth it? Is a couple extra inches even worth it?


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-22-2011, 01:19 PM
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from what ive read, you cant move either very far without doing the modifications youve said. and you would have to move the frame side mounts too if your using the same spring, otherwise you can leave them and use waggy springs

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-22-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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I should also mention that I have tube fenders up front so I could stretch as far forward as needed without hitting any metal. And I have TJ flares in the rear that I mounted a bit further back than normal so i have an extra 2" back there.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-22-2011, 02:31 PM
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1) How far can you stretch it in the rear without having to worry about the gas tank?
1" or less depending on what axle you have.
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2) How far can you stretch it in the front without having to modify anything like the steering?
You can get 2-3" with stock steering.
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3) Is there anything else that will have to be modified besides the gas tank and steering components?
DRIVESHAFTS!!!
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4) Can I just relocate the the shackle hanger and keep the frame side mounts in the same place (with the same springs)? Or do I have to move them too?
Ofcourse you have to move them too unless you use longer springs.
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5) How much should I stretch it to make it worth it? Is a couple extra inches even worth it?
It all depends on what size tires your goin to run.
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