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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i got 14 inch shocks on my sled now if i do 17 inch shocks on it in theory i should gain at least 2 inchs of height on the sled am i correct or would it be a full 3 inchs i want more height thats what i am going for unless u guys have a better way of doing things

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No... The are very likely other limiting factors, like the design of the front suspension itself. (not the shocks) If its on the sled you have in your profile, I doubt you actually have 14 inches of travel to start with.

Why and how are you trying to gain height? Are you talking ride height? You need to change both the front and rear at the same time to avoid killing the handling. Also, by increasing ride height, you are also increasing approach angle on the track. (aka, its now easier to get stuck!) Increasing ride height in the front only will just give you a sled that steers incredibly heavy.

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yea see its 14 inch eye to eye i want to do 17 eye to eye the front ride height is just so low to the grown it sketches me out being low i just want it to be a little higher idk its one of those things

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You would have to get longer radious arms and trailing arms to do that! Also I would recomend the X10 suspension upgrade!
The problem with just longer shocks is the angle of your spindle, it will have LOTS of negative camber, and just wont turn! You would be better off to get new springs and have your shocks rebuilt!
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