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Old 04-23-2010, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ride height to shoot for at full compression. . .

What ride height do you guys shoot for when building a buggy/truck/Jeep for rock racing?

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Could you be less specific? Each of those vehicles would
have different minimum height, not to mention the tire
height variables.
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What ride height do you guys shoot for when building a buggy/truck/Jeep for rock racing?

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Sorry. . .since I have a Jeep YJ Wrangler let's use that as an example and say that I plan to build my YJ around 37-40" tires (no bigger than 40's for sure).

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Really??? 20-26" at full compression??? That seems pretty tall for full compression to me, even for a rock racer, but that's why I'm asking you guys.
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Tire size = huge impact to add inches to your wanted number.
Too much variable to set a number as each application has it's own.

If you're talking about all trucks running 40s, the expected numbers will be different than 44s or 35s. We're talking ground to frame here, right?
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Yep ground height to the frame at full compression. . .

. . .let's say running 39"-40" tires.

Maybe that will narrow it down enough to give a better idea of what is "normal".

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What ride height do you guys shoot for when building a buggy/truck/Jeep for rock racing?

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You are asking for two diffent numbers .... right?

Ride height shouldnt be lower than 25"-ish

Height at full compression is pretty much as low as you can get it all to fit, thats what skid plates are for
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Height at full compression is pretty much as low as you can get it all to fit, thats what skid plates are for
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about 1/2" before your links hit the oil pan or any other portion of the motor. everything else can be cut. I usually stick a rig on 42's around 19-22" to the frame at ride height, so about 6" lower at full compression. If you are on leafs, I guess as low as possible. Anything over 24-26 inches is to high IMO.
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