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body roll with body lift and sas

hey everyone. I have a 3" body lift on my 97 sport with a hpd44 and about 10" of suspension lift. I have a lot instability on the road going on. I have a rear sway bar and soon to have a front one. I plan on running quad shocks up front as well.

Would it be worth taking my body lift off to help eliminate bodyroll/ upgrade handleing? i'll have to have my exhaust tips dropped lower and resize my steering shaft if i lose the body lift. so is it worth dropping the body lift down, or does it not make that much difference in handeling?
 



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hatched91

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well yeah, the body lift removal will most definitally lower the cog, but is it worth the trouble, will the gain in stability be significantly noticable?
 






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You probably dont need quad shocks up front -- these will just make the ride too firm but not really help much in the instability. The anti-sway bars will help greatly though. You might also want to check the panhard and steering link angles to try to minimize bump steer.
 






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Yes, loose the body lift and get a front sway bar. I don't see the need for all those shocks up front either.
 






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well i figured since broncos have quad shocks up front, why wouldn't you need them with a v8 explorer? i figured it would help with stability onroad.
 






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I got the same "problem" goin' on... I adjusted the shocks from the stiffest setting to the softest.... it actually rides better... still has some sway but its not uncontrollable anymore....

I carried my spare on the roof and noticed the sway was greatly increased.... I would definately lose the BL...

what size tire are you running...? I got 10" lift and 37's....
 






hatched91

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i'm running 35's. I love the height, but i don't see any clearance problems if i lost the body lift, other than the caster alignment. I'll have to move the radius arms foward a little so the wheel doesn't hit the fender when it flexes. No big deal since i'm going to install extended radius arms in a couple of weeks. so the consensus vote is remove the body lift even though it's a lot of work?
 






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well i got a frame height warning and a bumper height ticket today as well as a window tint warning. That helped make up the decision to drop the body lift
 






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thats why I love AR.... you dont even hafta have fenders.... LOL


Arkansas


"There's no law governing suspension upgrades, but there is a statute that restricts the height of headlights. They can't be lower than 24 inches or higher than 54 inches from the ground. However, the overall height restriction is 13 feet 6 inches without permit, thereby limiting all those dreams you just had."


heres a cool link to some lift laws... http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-corner/lift-laws.htm
 






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