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Old May 18th, 2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default Wheelbase....how long is too long?

Truck is a 85 extended cab toyota pickup.....60 / sterling 10.25.....front links / rear leafs....40's.

in the process of putting it all together and I am sitting at 121". I know it's long and I am ok with that....but is it too long? truck will be used for general all around wheeling. I really can't move the front axle as it pretty much needs to be where it is to clear everything at full stuff....i can adjust the rear some if i really need to but i would rather not.

It previously sat at like 115" on 38's on toy axles and i had zero issues.

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I am 104" on 40's. When wheeling with others that are longer, I have observed that 108-115" seems about right for 40's. Otherwise, unless they are ungodly high, when longer, they tend to hi center more often.
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I am going to be low (less than 25" to the frame I believe) but I am nearly flat on the belly and the toyota drive train is pretty short and compact.....untill i link the rear about the shortest i could get is aroun 118" prolly.

the issue came in with the front because i had to shove the axle forward to keep the truck low while maintaing up travel and clearing the oil pan.

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113" with 44" TSLs and 25" to the bottom of the frame with a flat bottom. The rear driveshaft is almost protected by the springs, the front is.

113" seems short when driving it. I can't go longer without linking (ran out of frame to mount hangers front and rear as I have 10' of leaf spring and 15' of truck).
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