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Old 05-28-2015, 08:17 AM   #1
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Lifting XLR29HFS

Anyone think about or have lifted there TT? Two reasons I am considering for one the underbelly stuff that covers the underneath, forgot what you call it, but rubs the front axle and I am afraid over time it will wear a hole in it. The other reason is I like to go camp in areas where you have to go off-road alittle. Not rough terrain, just there may be some dips or difference in grade where if not careful you might drag somewhere and tear a line off or something else. I was looking at mine and looks like it wouldn't be difficult and better yet not cost anything. leaf springs go under axle so if you put axle under leafs then I could gain a few inches. Just wondering what you all think about this.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:17 PM   #2
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Anyone think about or have lifted there TT? Two reasons I am considering for one the underbelly stuff that covers the underneath, forgot what you call it, but rubs the front axle and I am afraid over time it will wear a hole in it. The other reason is I like to go camp in areas where you have to go off-road alittle. Not rough terrain, just there may be some dips or difference in grade where if not careful you might drag somewhere and tear a line off or something else. I was looking at mine and looks like it wouldn't be difficult and better yet not cost anything. leaf springs go under axle so if you put axle under leafs then I could gain a few inches. Just wondering what you all think about this.
I agree the underbelly covering does hang on the front axle [i covered it with a heavy duty tape for wear protection]. putting the springs above the axles is a bit more then doing it . there needs to be the spring mounts welded to the axles , then your looking at close to 5 or 6 inches of rise . not sure how it will effect towing or stability of unit . i would if doing this up-grade to heavier axles 5200 lbs or greater and better springs . then your also looking at an additional step . let me know if you do it and how it all works out . not feeling like being the guinea pig on this one .
The unit could use a bit more clearance
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I wonder if they make a better spring that could add 2 or 3 "
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:34 PM   #4
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:35 PM   #5
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in your picture you look to be sagging in the rear a bit
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:26 PM   #6
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That's just age and gravity. Oh, you meant the trailer.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:59 PM   #7
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I wonder if they make a better spring that could add 2 or 3 "
If you remove your spring packs, you can take them to a local spring shop. They can add leafs to the packs, make them stiffer or thicker, increase the load handling, add lift/arch, and be less prone to negative arching. The local guys are usually the best at that kind of stuff. Well worth a few bucks if you're going to spring-over. I went through several packs of stock springs on my Jeep before I smartened up...
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I thought about the axle leaf mount. Since its just a trailer axle I figured I just rotate the axle. I also thought about shackles to lift it alittle higher to.
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Thanks TURBS, good info there.
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