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That's 70.2 inches up the ramp. I only went 55....

Are both your sways disco'd Jerry? I'm thinking about disconnecting my rear tomorrow and hitting up the trails to see what I think about it.
Just the front, I get plenty of flex at the rear. Like I said, it hit the rear bump stops and that caused the tire to lift. The rear sway bar didn't stop anything...

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I got 69" up a 20-deg ramp... FOX 2.5 front, 2.0 rear, no sways on either. I've seen many other FJC's do essentially the same with that general setup (c/o's, better rear shocks, no sways) and I think that's what you can expect from that setup.

It looks like your rear is not flexing much at all... I use the top of the tire to the frame as a reference point (granted that changes based on tire size, but you appear to have typically sized tires). With a flexy rear, the top of the tire will be at or below the bottom of the frame rail...


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dman I thought my setup was alright...

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I got 69" up a 20-deg ramp... FOX 2.5 front, 2.0 rear, no sways on either. I've seen many other FJC's do essentially the same with that general setup (c/o's, better rear shocks, no sways) and I think that's what you can expect from that setup.

It looks like your rear is not flexing much at all... I use the top of the tire to the frame as a reference point (granted that changes based on tire size, but you appear to have typically sized tires). With a flexy rear, the top of the tire will be at or below the bottom of the frame rail...
Really think it's the heavy rear springs by now. Like I mentioned earlier... Usually my tool kit (over 50 lbs) plus my spare are back there. In my mind it could force the rear end down more...


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How much extra weight are you running in the cargo area to need OME heavies in the back? That might also be a limiting factor.

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Various items + 50 lb tool kit, 25 lb tool kit, 3 ton jack/jackstand combo, Warn kit, spare w/ 33.... Hope to get a MT rear bumper one day... From time to time the M416 trailer comes along with me. With the RC springs the back end was sagging like crazy.

Most of that stuff was out because this was in the back (plus the spare has a hole in it)...


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