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Moving The Front Axle Forward
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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 05:30 AM
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I'm considering doing it sometime soon. I just can't stand the thought of having the car down, though. I think it could be done in a weekend or two, but you never know how it's gonna go until you get the Sawzall out.

It's not that I really need to do it. There's no practical reason for me to do it. My tires don't rub, I don't need more travel.....

IT JUST LOOKS COOL DAMMIT!

It's just so much work, I can't get myself to start.

Thoughts?


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leave it alone,,drive it and enjoy,,,if it aint broke ...................... lol


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shes sweet the way she is!


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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Not gonna lie, I dont like when peoples beams are 8" forward.

I love the look of your baja as it is.


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My beam is pushed out 2". I like the look, but I now have 1x1 arms on the front so the wheels have move back 1 inch.

I would not go over a 3" push. My tires were real close to the head light buckets. I think 4" I would of had rubbin' problems with the front of the fenders and head light buckets.


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It looks good the way it is don't do it.


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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Mine is out 8" with 3x6 front trailing arms

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Mine is out 8" with 3x6 front trailing arms

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Testing the new boxed arms? Are you ready to sell the 2X 4's yet?


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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Have you moved the axle foward already? what is your wheel base now?


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Testing the new boxed arms? Are you ready to sell the 2X 4's yet?

They are ready but the spindles are not. You can run them with drilled out stock ones but the uniball version is not done.

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Really? I just keep lookin' at it and thinkin', "This could be much cooler with a little work".

I dunno.


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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with 4inch arms 4inches forward wouldnt be a bad thing!.... im gonna move my beam probally in the 7 inch range with 2.5inch arms.....but im shooting for a stretched baja! i love the way they look with a good stretch on the front end!


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Post Post subject: Re: Moving The Front Axle Forward
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I agree with XJ mine is stretched about 6-8 inches and it looks sick.


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fast_1 wrote:
I agree with XJ mine is stretched about 6-8 inches and it looks sick.
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i dont think you should change a thing. it looks great the way it is

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