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Flex shootout, LGC Vs regular lift

Mr. Ironwind has stated in another thread that an LCG build can't flex and perform as well as a regular 4" lift.

I contend lift doesn't equal increased articulation.

I've proposed a challenge to do some forklift flexing for height.

My car has a 2.5" susp list, Energy suspension 1" BL, 94.5" WB and 35" tires.

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My car has a 2.5" susp list, Energy suspension 1" BL, 94.5" WB and 35" tires.
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I would be amazed if a 2.5" suspension lift would out flex a 4". But looking at Never Mondays on a forklift makes me wonder. Sweet rig, but I can't help but think 4" coils have more articulation than 2.5", especially a long arm 4". But, hell what do I know. GL fellas

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Mr. Ironwind has stated in another thread that an LCG build can't flex and perform as well as a regular 4" lift.

I contend lift doesn't equal increased articulation.

I've proposed a challenge to do some forklift flexing for height.

My car has a 2.5" susp list, Energy suspension 1" BL, 94.5" WB and 35" tires.
Now come on, if you're going to talk smack and start something, do it right. I said take two identical jeeps, one with a 2.5" susp lift, and one with a 4" susp lift, and see who's performs better. Both have shocks that will over extend the springs, same size tires, etc. The taller spring set up will out flex the smaller spring set up every time.
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I gave you my set up, what more do you want? it equals one of your requirements.
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I would be amazed if a 2.5" suspension lift would out flex a 4". But looking at Never Mondays on a forklift makes me wonder. Sweet rig, but I can't help but think 4" coils have more articulation than 2.5", especially a long arm 4". But, hell what do I know. GL fellas
I can promise you his isn't just a LCG with a 2.5 spring lift and a 1.25 body lift. He probably has bronco shock towers and longer shocks. Any jeep will flex to the point of the springs coming out of their cradle with that set up. Also, how bout your lower control arms Never Monday, are they stock? Question is, how long do you think those springs will stay where they belong while out on the trail. Showing flex on a fork lift and having the rig trail reliable are two different things.
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Mr. Ironwind has stated in another thread that an LCG build can't flex and perform as well as a regular 4" lift.

I contend lift doesn't equal increased articulation.

I've proposed a challenge to do some forklift flexing for height.

My car has a 2.5" susp list, Energy suspension 1" BL, 94.5" WB and 35" tires.
I see what you did there.

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my rear shocks are in the stock locations. My fronts are 12" coilovers
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I gave you my set up, what more do you want? it equals one of your requirements.
You haven't given all the details of your setup and you know it.
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You haven't given all the details of your setup and you know it.
ask me, what do you want to know?

oh and I like how your avoiding data on yours
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my rear shocks are in the stock locations. My fronts are 12" coilovers
How about them shock towers, what about them lower control arms, and anything else you forgot to mention. Give a 4" lift the same coil overs you have, shock towers and lower controls arms, and it will perform better than yours.
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, I was just reading the other thread, let's see where this goes
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