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ride height vs steering ?

 
evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/22/13
11:25 PM

i have a specific question that im asking so bare with me as i get to it. im trying to adjust the ride height on the front of my truck. i want it as low as i can get without it affecting the steering. how much of the tire can be covered by the fender without it interfering with steering? im thinking the top inch maybe inch and a half but i would like someone who actually has done this or knows the numbers will pipe in.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 48 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 09/23/13
03:00 PM

evilock.

so that forum members can give you a better answer..

please include year make model.. and pictures if you can..

i have been here and i don't recall what kind of truck you have..

and what kind of front suspension you have..

steering issues are the most complex and misunderstood area of any cars and trucks..

steering and suspension geometry...  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/23/13
11:34 PM

it a 1953 chevy 3100. i didnt realize that the make and model would affect this.i have an ifs. i just want to make sure that when i slam my truck that i can still turn my wheels all the way without interference.  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/23/13
11:46 PM

it a 1953 chevy 3100. i didnt realize that the make and model would affect this.i have an ifs. i just want to make sure that when i slam my truck that i can still turn my wheels all the way without interference. i like the front tire vs fender on this one. do you think it would steer without touching the fender? http://www.redbubble.com/people/kenmo/works/4995446-1953-chevy-pickup  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/24/13
02:56 PM

im trying to ad a photo of my trucks front wheels but it wont paste.  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/24/13
05:32 PM

okay here is what i decided to do. i turned the wheels all the way to the right and measured how much room i have until tire contact. repeated with tires turned other direction. i have 2 1/2 inches from the first possible contact. the way i see it is there is no way im turning full at any speed. so a 1/2 inch of clearance will be enough at full turn. im thinking that 1.5 inches will be enough to get my stance and  leave me a lot of clearance but might go as low as 2 inches if the stance requires it. is this method of measurement going to be sufficient?  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 48 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 09/25/13
01:53 AM

is this your truck???

Flat,550X550,075,F  

waynep712222 waynep712222
New User | Posts: 48 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 09/25/13
02:03 AM

looks like it could be air bagged...

how about a second setting for the fronts..  so if you need to steer tight.. you increase the pressure to the front bags while turning..  this could be easily handled.. with a few more components

i use photobucket.. or imageshack.. for my uploads..  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/25/13
04:41 PM

no thats not mine but i saw that truck driving At that height.  

evilokc evilokc
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/10
Posted: 09/25/13
04:42 PM

let me make this clear. i am not having an interference issue right now. im lowering my truck and i want to know how much clearance i need to leave. thats all.  

torque junky torque junky
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 10/13
Posted: 10/25/13
05:31 PM

Clearance will depend on : dropped spindles? Length of shortened springs? Amount of give in side walls? How u intend to drive the truck etc...btw that's a great pic something to strive for?