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Just thinking about my buildup, and what do do in the suspension.

Is there any reason why a 1/4 eliptical would be a bad idea on the front axle?

I was thinking leaf springs, but I start running into problems needing the axle further forward, and with standard leaf springs that means a lot more frame hanging out front.

Any thoughts? Comments?
 

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Well many of the Avalanche Snipers have 1/4 elliptic fronts. And we all know how well Snipers work. To be honest, you don't see it done a whole lot. The Snipers are really the only rigs that I've seen where it works really well.
 

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I just see a problem mounting them without getting tons of lift, I mean the frotn fame rail need to be where ther at to mount the motor and transfer case so you can't have the bend up like the rear for clearance. I guess if you really wanted to but I would sell some more parts if I were you and get coilovers for the front... you know thats what you really want
 

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The one major issue here is space. There are just too many space constraints to do this in the front. Just use coils or coil overs and be happy.
 

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So can you get used coilovers? and if I did coilovers front, what then for the rear?

I have a friend who just went from super flezy coil rear/spring front to good old leaf springs - said he was tired of the hassle and troubles they gave him...
 

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Originally posted by Pig Pen:
<STRONG>The one major issue here is space. There are just too many space constraints to do this in the front. Just use coils or coil overs and be happy.</STRONG>
Is it that tight up there? This would be ona Toyoya frame, w/ hacked up or no front fenders to worry about and using a full width 60 front.

Why could you not outboard the 1/4 eliptical springs to give yourself enough room, and not be too tall either?

I had been thinking I would just do normal meaves up front and 1/4 rear, but I am just considering other options...
 

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I would think 1/4 elip in the rear and coil/coilovers in the front or just leaves. Do you really need all that front flex??
 

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I guess if you outboard the fron springs 1/4 eliptical may work, I would just look for clearance with the cab and the tires at full lock turning. if you think it will work try it. I would just go coiils though
 

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Go with the coil-overs at both ends and never look back.
When both ends are balanced with good shocks and the springs are dialed in, you can bonzi stuff that you used to crawl over, and it rides like a caddy while doing it. : )
 

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Originally posted by TEX:
<STRONG>And that's a problem how? Wouldn't the weight of the vehicle be better centered that way anyway?


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cause it would hurt his approach angle.

Go coilovers david! I want some now too, they are killer! they worked real good on brads rig.....
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mike ladd at bent and twisted off road just got done doing a 1/4 eliptic rear with ford radius arms and a panhard bar. It came out sic and the arms allow for controlled flex not just rediculous droop. I think it would work great up front too.
 

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Originally posted by Blackjack:
<STRONG>I think 2 Radius arms and a Panhard bar with coils/coilovers offers the best in packaging as well as ease in setup.</STRONG>
And Cheap! Definately has one the of the best cost:flex ratios.
 

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Originally posted by militaryota:
<STRONG>cause it would hurt his approach angle.

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Not compared to what he has now though. Well, it would if he used really, really long springs. But, if he just shoved the cab & everything else BACK using stock length springs, the approach angle wouldn't be any worse than it is stock.

BTW Dave, I do like the stretched Toy look <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">




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