Originally Posted by cbush1885
I am in the middle of replacing both the axles in my jeep, (8.8 rear hp30 front artec trusses). I am also ordering some tubing and the required material from currey to make my own control arms.
my question is how far can i stretch the front wheelbase with all the stock components? i know it may only be 2" or so at max but has anyone out there had any luck moving the front axle more?
pics would also be appreciated of front stretches (looking for detailed suspension / steering / sway bar / control arm)
Be wary of anyone who has told you they cheated a few inches of wheelbase out of the front until you see their rig and look at the upper spring perches.
If both perches are in the same location and the spring is straight up and down, all they did was move it back to stock.
The most effective but slightly labor intensive way to do it is to get some spring perches for the axle that are centered on the tubes which will get you an easy 1 3/4" of forward axle movement with little mods to much else.