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I'm about to loose my namesake....

I can go as low as just 3" taller than I am upto as much as 8" taller. I'm thinking a happy medium of 4-5" taller so I'm not dragging the belly all over the place. At 3" that will be with 14" coil-overs and ~same travel.

What would you do? Go for flex or for stability with decent flex?

Vehicle:Isuzu Amigo currently IFS going to full width D60's. Ride is about 4" over stock now. Will be running 37's. Vehicle weighs 4680.
 

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I may be in the minority for saying this, but I'd say keep it conservative and you'll be happier. Keep it low, wide, and reasonably flexy (not overly so) and you'll kick ass.
 

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Originally posted by I Lean:
<STRONG>I may be in the minority for saying this, but I'd say keep it conservative and you'll be happier. Keep it low, wide, and reasonably flexy (not overly so) and you'll kick ass.</STRONG>
This is gaining in popularity. The flex monsters are often unstable on the off camber stuff. A little lift, big tires, and a bunch of trimmin' are catching on!
 

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Originally posted by Cutter:
<STRONG>This is gaining in popularity. The flex monsters are often unstable on the off camber stuff. A little lift, big tires, and a bunch of trimmin' are catching on!</STRONG>
This has been my thought for years (keep in mind I'm not doing any ARCA events or anything), lot's of off camber trails on the sides of mountains here in Colorado where if you rolled down the side it would be over. I agree though good flex, mild lift, big tires and lots of cutting, cut off the metal before it gets dented.
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too much flex? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I am looking to bring my rig down about 1.5" and firm up the suspension some for the same reasons as you.
 

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Thats one reason I run 33x950s since I can get em stuffed into the wheelwell without cutting metal, got good flex and a 3.5" lift and a 2" BL.
 

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just throw the axles under the truck with a small lift, buy the tires you want (without measuring clearance on the truck), and then youre forced to break out the tin snips and sawzall to make it work <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> .After all, you dont want to waste a $1000 tire investment that you already made!
 

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I would say keep it as low as you can while still being able to hit the trails that you want (without having too many problems).

I originally planned on only having about 5 inches of lift on my zuk (through means of YJ springs). After running Deer Valley and the Rubicon I found that I hung up on my leaf springs too much (spring under). I have since gone spring over getting about 9 inches overall. I want it lower, but there's not much I can do about it.
 

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Too much flex???

Hardly..there isn't any flex, there's negative flex, that's like "anti-flex".

The idea of flex is that the axles/wheels conform to the ground, and the body stays (reasonably) level.

In the pic, the uphill side should be stuffed into the body, not the downhill side.

Excessive body roll does not equal flex!

Nice freakshow though ! ANd ya gott love an MB/GPW grille.
 

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Too much flex???


It looks like it's ready to flop from the weight of the body.
 
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