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Unread 02-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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Lcog thoughts?

I'm a fan of it, what's your views on it?

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Unread 02-24-2013, 04:38 AM   #2
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The lower the center of gravity of a vehicle is, the more stable it will be.
Lower can be a benefit in steep terrain, off-camber, and high-speed maneuvering situations, or a detriment in marshes, bogs, mud, and water crossings.
Build your rig to suit your typical wheelin conditions.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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It's gay.
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It's gay.
Like your civic .!..!.
I like the stability in rocks. But 8 inch lifts with 33 lol

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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #5
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If you're even remotely serious about crawling rocks lcog is the way to go. If you're even remotely serious about wheeling outside of mud then it's the way to go.

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I know about I wanted to see way you all liked?

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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #7
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LCOG will bite your balls climbing ledges in the rocks, and all but requires a belly pan, and lockers are a must to do the job when dragging your junk around.

I'm at 5" and happy with the lift, and will run it at this height beyond 33's into 35's when the time is right. Any bigger rubber and it's axle swapping time.

I don't feel I'm excessively lifted or necessarily LCOG - it's just right for some mud, and mostly crawling.

I also don't judge peoples builds unless they make absolutely no sense - 10" lift and short arms type stuff.
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Unread 02-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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Like your civic .!..!.
I like the stability in rocks. But 8 inch lifts with 33 lol

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Your so jealous I have a DD Civic. Don't lie. At least I can go places when my XJ is down. Wear and tear? What is that?
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LCOG: it's as overdiscussed and misunderstood as flex, horsepower, lockers and sequestration.
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Your so jealous I have a DD Civic. Don't lie. At least I can go places when my XJ is down. Wear and tear? What is that?
Passat .!..!.
But I dunno man your Xj is not to bad

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Unread 02-24-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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Well, here are my true thoughts on LCOG.

1. I hate this "LCOG" term. With a mad fawking passion. Having a low center of gravity shouldn't be termed. With that term being used, it feels more like a "fad". Which I hate.

2. A lower rig has a lot of advantages. It obviously keeps your weight low, keeps the weight more centered on steep climbs, easier to keep suspension geometry at better angles, and you can achieve just as much FLECKS as anything else if set up properly.

3. It's main disadvantage is your break over angle. lots of skids, a good transfer case skid/ belly skid, and frame stiffeners and you can make it "slide" over most things your break over angle would usually prevent.

4. Don't think that a low center of gravity setup is cheap. Because it isn't. Sure, anyone can cut fenders and fit 35's on 3 inches of lift. The problem is, it isn't going to work well just like that. There are a billionty factors to make it work well. Inner fender clearancing, bump stops, shock lengths, cleancing everything under your XJ to make skids flat, etc, etc, etc. I could go on and on. Basically, one of the best things to do to build a low rig is to learn to fab and build things yourself. That way, you aren't limited to what things will work and what won't.
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I am right at 4" of lift and love it... I would say run what suits you instead of choosing what is "cool"






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Unread 02-24-2013, 09:24 AM   #13
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I am right at 4" of lift and love it... I would say run what suits you instead of choosing what is "cool"






4" over stock or 4" springs plus axle brackets that add to your height?
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Unread 02-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #14
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I went with 3 inches of lift because of what I read and could afford viably.
I then compared the rustys coils 150 or 180 lb didn't really like them not enough, went to the rubicon express because of the 230 lb rates. I liked it because I will be towing a boat and such. Next I went and decided 10 inch shocks would be good for flex and found a set of Good ones from naxja rancho9000s made some upper mounts and called it good.
Next I'm doing control arms with double hiems and 33 tread wrights.
Skids I plan on doing are a t case skid and a gas tank skid. Simple and effective.

One note I should throw in is exhaust I went with a glass pack and down pipe after this

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Unread 02-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #15
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4" springs and 4" leafs ontop of the brackets/mounts so its right at 5.25" over stock.
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