ground clearance

Discussion in 'LR4' started by wayne, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. SoCalPaul

    SoCalPaul Member

    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    For me, most valuable mods are E-rated tires (265/65), then Sliders (I use Tactical), then gas tank skid. Gas tank is the lowest point and very large..I've heard a few stories of people denting them and reducing their range to 150 miles per tank.

    I get over things like this by using the sliders...

    IMG_9776.jpg
     
    sewhelan9 likes this.
  2. benwilliams

    benwilliams New Member

    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    In my view after many years of competition etc in off road events, Dakar like, the two essential parts to carry are
    1. Satellite phone
    2. Credit card
    Cheers - from Australia
     
    BrandonM7 and jwest like this.
  3. wayne

    wayne Member

    Age:
    74
    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Been a long time since I posted on my LR4 development. It now has a low profile roof rack, rear ladder, under carriage protection, including the compressor and rock sliders; these items were all from Prospeed in UK. The roof rack has mounts for petrol cans, spare tires and sand ladders. I added a 9500 lb Warn winch with factory install, and a LLAMs height control from Australia. Next will be new 18'' wheels and BFG tires. She's getting pretty serious, but I am still nervous about the ground clearance under the control arms.

    Cheers

    Wayne
     
    jwest likes this.
  4. iSurfvilano

    iSurfvilano Full Access Member

    Posts:
    224
    Likes Received:
    94
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2016
    Location:
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Please post some pics!
     
  5. jwest

    jwest Full Access Member

    Posts:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    You probably know but it requires a different driving approach from older solid axle offset differential vehicles where you'd have more clearance near the wheels but much less in the middle near diffs and break-over depths.

    Compare clearances along the middle between lr3 + LLAMS temporary lift on 32" tires vs D2 with 35" tires....

    I roll up next to lifted Jeeps here all the time and they're on 35-37 but their differential is sometimes lower than where mine can reach. Yet mine is also fantastic to drive 45 hrs cross the USA at maximum hwy speeds.... 36" tire - 18" centerline - 5" for a 10" diff = 13" clear ground clearance at the axle ... I've measured mine under the engine plate at 14".... ;) Even 12" at the rear with the ASFIR diff skid which also covers the exhaust.
     
  6. mbw

    mbw Full Access Member

    Posts:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    113
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2010
    Location:
    Dubuque, IA
    Where did you get the asfir diff skid? how much does that weigh?
     
  7. jwest

    jwest Full Access Member

    Posts:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    it's 20lbs or so being 5/16 steel... direct ASFIR usa Had to custom bend 13 sections to work with the Magnaflow which was super annoying but hasn't made noise against anything yet.

    I can verify and send a photo if you need. It's still off from all the suspension work I did. Pretty sure whole rear end could sit on a rock without really damaging it.
     

Share This Page