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Xtra 10 Front Suspension?

If I convert my '91 Indy 500 over to a Xtra-10 in the rear, should I convert the front over also to keep the sled balanced? And what would I need? Different trailing arms? I assume the shocks are taller also? Thanks!
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Doing the front end would help, but not absolutely necessary.

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I agree, it's not necessary. We're talking about 2 inches of ride height; you won't notice that you don't have it. If you were to swap out the front suspension, you would need XTRA 10 trailing arms, shocks and radius rods from the donor sled.

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i did the rear skid upgrade on a 93xlt and it sits perfectly level. we didn't bother with the front, and it works well as it sits.
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I appreciate the help very much! Thanks!
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The early on EXTRA-10 suspensions had no extra travel in the front any way. If you look at the specs the rear had the extra travel, but the front maintained the same 8" suspension. It was all a marketing gimmik at the time.


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The early ones were called IFS Xtra. Most with 'XTRA-10' trailing arm decals had a true 10 +/- 1/2" of travel.

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