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Old 02-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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dumb question

Ok this may be a very dumb question but its baffeling me.

In this picture what is making the tire lift off the ground instead of the suspension flexing? Why would the axle remain completley level with the body?

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Ok this may be a very dumb question but its baffeling me.

In this picture what is making the tire lift off the ground instead of the suspension flexing? Why would the axle remain completley level with the body?
Cheap skyjacker lift?

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Theres gotta be more to it than that right? It just boggles my mind a bit that there is no wheel droop at all and i seen a lot of pictures like this

plus i have a cheap skyjacker lift and have never left ground
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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sway bar is still connected even tho it looks like he has quick disconnects on it. I just blew up the pic so I cant be sure tho.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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sway bar is still connected even tho it looks like he has quick disconnects on it. I just blew up the pic so I cant be sure tho.
That's what I'm thinking
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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Yea i can see it connected, just looks odd to see the axel remain perfectly straight as if he were on flat ground
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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it may have something to do with the side load on the tire with it off camber like that. even with the sway bar connectet you will still get some travel.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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it may have something to do with the side load on the tire with it off camber like that. even with the sway bar connectet you will still get some travel.
Thats along the same lines I was thinking also. Seems they didnt air down the tires so compound that with the connected sway bar and this could definately be the case.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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might be my eyes or just a optical illusion but isn't that jeep actually at like a 30░ angle with passenger side at the higher point which would increase the "side load" on the axle and reduce droop? I am looking at the trees in background and the way the 2 guys feet/ legs are positioned on the ground also.
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Very Short STOCK Shocks = even a cheaper Jacker Lift.

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sideload

The Jeep is at about a 30 degree angle with passenger side higher than driver's side. That puts a significant sideload on the suspension. that load is transmitted to the rubber of the front tire on the ground. It is applied by the axle. That will cause the axle to rotate upward with the drivers side spring connection being the fulcrum. The distance from the axle to the point of contact is the lever arm.

This will rotage the axle upwards on the passenger side as far as the suspension will allow.

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