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Old 01-06-2008, 10:51 AM
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Post vs non-post articulation

Hello,
I'm considering moving the front springs in my J300 outboard (now they use the later style under the frame mounts), to the same spring spacing as the old post style mounts. I'm wondering how much articulation I'm going to lose by moving the springs outboard.

Do the non-post trucks flex noticeably better in the front than the older post trucks?

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Old 01-06-2008, 11:34 AM
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Can't help ya Mikel cause I dunno...but I love your avatar.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:38 AM
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Can't help ya Mikel cause I dunno...but I love your avatar.

POST PADDER!!!!!!!
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PAD...I dont know either...but you shouldnt lose a WHOLE lot but it probably will be noticable
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:41 AM
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Thank you both. I made that years ago, using the gif below and adding the truck, the mud and the face wiping action. I also made the driving a bit more erratic


Didn't have a FSJ to waste my time on back then
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I just had my Gladiator jacked up in the rear (one side at a time, had each side up real high I as had to drop the axle real low to swap spring pins-12" pins) causing the front suspension to flex. Seemed to flex great. Never seen my truck flex off road since I'm always the one driving it.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:20 PM
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Mikel, The further out you move your springs, the less articulation you'll have to a degree. Also, the further out you move your springs the more stable you will be. I have owned both post mount trucks and late model mounts and really can't tell any difference other than the later model FSJ's drive and handle better.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:26 PM
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The farther out you move your springs the sooner the tires will hit them, limiting your turning radius and overall tire size. Also, you will have to move the shock out as well, causing even more trouble. Jeep moved the springs IN for a reason.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:41 AM
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The farther out you move your springs the sooner the tires will hit them, limiting your turning radius and overall tire size. Also, you will have to move the shock out as well, causing even more trouble. Jeep moved the springs IN for a reason.

Using stock sized tires, there is more than enough room for the steering motion of the front tires. I'm not interested in large tires for this truck.
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the amount of leverage the axle will need to move the same spring in a closer to wheel position will be greater (more spring compression), meaning less flex. will you notice it? probably not.

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