OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by toms » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:18 am

Our net this week will be on a topic that all 4Wheelers face at some point in their off-roading career - what type and size tires to use and whether to lift the rig. Our guest will be our 4WD expert, Cruiser Larry. Join us with your experiences and suggestions.
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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed May 02, 2018 12:26 am

Suspension lifts and tires are both large topics for discussion; there are many different type and sizes of tires available, and many different vehicle-specific suspension kits and components on the market, too - so it would be difficult to cover all the options.

If you have any specific tire / suspension topics you would like us to try to cover, please post up your requests.


We will try to go over as many areas as time allows, including:

-Tire tread types, including All-Terrain, Mud-Terrain, and Hybrid tread styles
-Tire sizing nomenclature ("P", "LT", flotation) - what the numbers mean
-Load Range ratings - affects on tire ride quality, physical strength, air pressure
-Suspension lifts - affects to ground clearance, approach / departure angles, stability, center of gravity, maintenance
-Suspension types - lift kit component complexity, on- and off-road differences, recommended optional vehicle-specific components
-What do you need - trying to choose the right combination of function for your vehicle (and your budget)
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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by cesandvik » Thu May 03, 2018 5:55 am

I think this is a great topic to add a word about safety when planning a vehicle lift. I've seen some great redneck engineering on the trail, and mostly because I've stopped to help fix something. :shock: Many make poor decisions due to budget or knowledge shortcomings, but if we can share the knowledge, our roads may be safer.

Lifting do's and don'ts as a topic? Maybe some opinions/experience sharing here. While everyone may agree or disagree with your opinions, there are probably some "Don'ts" which are key. An example is lift blocks on a front solid axle suspension. Another may be, when lift blocks in the rear are acceptable vs. become not acceptable on a "purpose built" trail rig (like a rock bouncer or desert racer as an extreme example).

Just a thought to add if you have some experience on this aspect of the topic.

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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 am

Carl -

I think your suggestion to discuss the safety aspects of suspension modifications and larger tires is an excellent one; in fact, it is an extremely important consideration for any vehicle modifications, especially on vehicles that also serve as daily drivers, or are used by other family members who may not be as familiar with the changes made.

I will definitely include it in tonight's discussion, and we welcome you contribution if you have experience you'd like to share :mrgreen:

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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by Diesel4x » Thu May 03, 2018 2:52 pm

Check in KF6KOC for tonight , Please . Thanks

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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by KA9WDX » Thu May 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Early check in please - Thanks - Bernie

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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by KAP » Thu May 03, 2018 6:09 pm

Please check me in
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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by KAP » Thu May 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Larry,
I know it is different for every vehicle and situation, but at what lift heights due you tend to get in to critical component angles that are too great? Steering and driveline components, etc.

What type of wear do you see on various components?

Also, is there a rule of them for offesting increased height with a wider vehicle track?
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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by HsuuJrt » Thu May 03, 2018 6:43 pm

Please give me an early checkin.
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Re: OAUSA Net – May 03, 2018 - Vehicle Lift and Tires

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Post by k9atk » Thu May 03, 2018 6:55 pm

Tires always interested in different user input on tire
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