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Old 11-25-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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lotta stinkbugs 'round these parts

Ever since I started wanting to put a lift on my beastie (which I still need a name for), I've noticed there's an awful lot of lifted trucks with their tail end in the air. Is that a bad lift? Too much weight in the front or something, or is it for off-roading some where special?

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Old 11-25-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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Huh? What are you saying?

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Old 11-25-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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They're lifted way high and the front end is way lower than the back end.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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Must be a California thing.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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actually most coil lifts i have heard of make the rear sit a little higher and the front a little lower. its not a bad lift. it just gives it a little rake. you can add a spacer in the front to fix it.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:51 PM   #6
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Must be a California thing.
Easy now, let's not start knocking that which we know nothing about.

Not all lifted rigs in California aren't level.
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:59 PM   #7
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Easy now, let's not start knocking that which we know nothing about.

Not all lifted rigs in California aren't level.

Correction - Must be a Southern California thing.
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:10 PM   #8
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Just wondering if they are supposed to be like that, gentlemen. My guess is no.
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:52 PM   #9
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no they are not supost to be like that
the lift should fix that for the factory rakes the front like that for hauling things but a lift normaly fixes that
my jeep sits just as high in the front as in the rear
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:59 PM   #10
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Trucks have a rake in the front so they can tow a load. Once the load is added the rake is gone. If a wrangler has a little bit of high-assed-ness it just allows you to stow your gear. A little bit isn't bad.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:04 PM   #11
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The last one I saw over at home depot was pretty bad but it looked to be a new lift because he had these tiny tires on it. I thought about asking him, but you know, it might have come off sounding like an insult. "Hey, what the heck is wrong with your truck?"

There are lots of Dunies around here who have the front end high, but I'm under the impression that's for sand. I just thought the stinkbug look was weird.
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:48 PM   #12
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im tellin ya a lot of the lifts i see DO have the rake where it sits a little lower in the front. thats why a lot of people use the spacers in the front to level it out. nothin wrong with it.
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:58 AM   #13
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my old zr2 came like that from the factory, with the tail end sitting higher. i don't think it looks to bad if it's not to overboard. it gives the vehicle a nice stance.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #14
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I've seen that type of lift when I lived in Northern Virgina...mostly on pick-up trucks.I always thought it was done that way so if you (car) was tailgating a little too close,you would end up literally,under the hindpart of the truck.
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if you mostly see it on pickups its so the can fill the bed with junk and not bottom out the suspension
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:22 PM   #16
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Took me a while to get around the title of this one. I definitely agree that trucks are raked to prevent the suspension bottoming out under a load. Some of the rakes I have seen are ridiculous though, but they might have been after market add-a-leafs.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:27 PM   #17
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What does the title of the thread mean? I must be missing something.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:30 PM   #18
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You've never heard that? When the butt end of a vehicle is up, it's a stinkbug. Must be regional. I am from Kansas after all. The title thing comes from the way I name my stories, I'm a touch off you know.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:36 PM   #19
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Never heard of it before. In fact, I don't know that I have ever seen a vehicle sitting like that before. You don't have a whole bunch of extreme lifts 'round here. 4 inches is the legal limit in this state. Of course, it hasn't been enforced for probably close to 20 years.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:40 PM   #20
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The lifts out here are crazy. What's worse, most of them don't adjust their headlights so they're blinding at night. But it's mostly trucks. I saw one the other day that you could have stood in the bed and touched the traffic lights. And the lifted dualy running around town. Can't see that's real functional, but maybe it is.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:50 PM   #21
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Funny you say that, I saw a Suburban two weeks ago that was lifted (I'm estimating) 12 inches. It was apparently jsut passing through, but the front axle folded back on the thing and rolled back on the drivers side. The truck came very close to turning over on it's side.

I have no idea what use a vehicle like that has.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #22
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look at a dodge ram and you'll see the rake (stock) that is why they make leveling kits for the dodge ram. it raises up the front to make it sit level
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:56 PM   #23
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Hahaha, this is really bugging you isn't it, BigJeep? I hear ya', but the rake I'm talking about is major (and I don't much care for it myself )
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most lifts for jeep do come with a slight rake but nothing major.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:10 PM   #25
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most lifts for jeep do come with a slight rake but nothing major.
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I'm not grouchy, but I think we all know where you stand on this issue.
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yall tlakin bout big trucks and junk, it's common around here to see trucks parked under another tuck. that "stinkbug" thing your talkin bout.... we often refer to that as a bulldog stance when talkin bout muscle cars, higher in the back than the front.. they look like a bulldog ready to attack

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