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    Thread: Are Raxles short?

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      07-06-2012 07:13 PM #1
      I was running long beaches on 10mm spacers and OEM axles up front and they looked great, nice and flush with the fender. I had torn a boot and it was all nasty so I replaced both with Raxles. At the same time I changed from my winter studded tires to a summer tire. Now, (I think) my wheels sit farther under the car...or I'm crazy? Just curious if anyone else has seen this because I couldn't find anything relating to it. Is there any reason I can't just change to 20mm spacers up front?

    2. 07-06-2012 07:17 PM #2
      Unless your LCA's shrank.... I don't think your axles can pull your wheels in closer.

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      07-06-2012 07:17 PM #3
      is there positive camber, or are the wheels perpendicular to the ground? if perpendicular then yes. if positive camber then you should get it corrected or contact Marty and let him know whats going on.

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      07-06-2012 10:28 PM #4
      Axles shouldnt have any role in the way your wheels sit. Height of the car (such as lifiting it up) will effect your "stance". When you lower the car you typically get negative camber and your wheels suck into the fender wells. Lifting it up will create more poke because the lower control arm is on such dramatic angle it shortens the distance and pulls the wheel in. You have to think of it like this.

      The axles connected to the knuckle/hub. The knuckle is connected to the strut and then ball joint. The strut never moves in or out, and unless you moved the ball joint on your own that never moves. Therefore even though the raxle has no play in the situation. IF it was pulling on the knuckle it wouldnt do anything to-do with how your wheels sit. It would just pull on the cv axle and pull it apart. Plus raxles are the same size as oem because there built to with stands HP and a small amount of low. Trust me I talked to marty on the phone today haha

      In a nut shell...the raxle shouldnt have anything to do with it.

      Hope this helps.
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      07-07-2012 02:52 AM #5
      The picture might be a little deceiving but they are the same.


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      07-07-2012 10:47 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB fresh View Post
      Axles shouldnt have any role in the way your wheels sit. Height of the car (such as lifiting it up) will effect your "stance". When you lower the car you typically get negative camber and your wheels suck into the fender wells. Lifting it up will create more poke because the lower control arm is on such dramatic angle it shortens the distance and pulls the wheel in. You have to think of it like this.

      The axles connected to the knuckle/hub. The knuckle is connected to the strut and then ball joint. The strut never moves in or out, and unless you moved the ball joint on your own that never moves. Therefore even though the raxle has no play in the situation. IF it was pulling on the knuckle it wouldnt do anything to-do with how your wheels sit. It would just pull on the cv axle and pull it apart. Plus raxles are the same size as oem because there built to with stands HP and a small amount of low. Trust me I talked to marty on the phone today haha

      In a nut shell...the raxle shouldnt have anything to do with it.

      Hope this helps.
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      07-07-2012 12:12 PM #7
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      07-07-2012 12:14 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubstatic View Post
      your so smart. its kind of sexy


      Yea I have Raxles on both sides and they didn't change my "stance" at all.
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      07-07-2012 02:42 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty6 View Post
      At the same time I changed from my winter studded tires to a summer tire.
      Are the winter tires and summer tires different sizes? Maybe it just looks like its different... who knows.
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      07-07-2012 09:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB fresh View Post
      Axles shouldnt have any role in the way your wheels sit. Height of the car (such as lifiting it up) will effect your "stance". When you lower the car you typically get negative camber and your wheels suck into the fender wells. Lifting it up will create more poke because the lower control arm is on such dramatic angle it shortens the distance and pulls the wheel in. You have to think of it like this.

      The axles connected to the knuckle/hub. The knuckle is connected to the strut and then ball joint. The strut never moves in or out, and unless you moved the ball joint on your own that never moves. Therefore even though the raxle has no play in the situation. IF it was pulling on the knuckle it wouldnt do anything to-do with how your wheels sit. It would just pull on the cv axle and pull it apart. Plus raxles are the same size as oem because there built to with stands HP and a small amount of low. Trust me I talked to marty on the phone today haha

      In a nut shell...the raxle shouldnt have anything to do with it.

      Hope this helps.
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      Are the winter tires and summer tires different sizes? Maybe it just looks like its different... who knows.
      This was my first thought because they are different sizes. It just SEEMS like an extreme difference when all I did was go from a 225/45 to a 215/40, but I'm guessing that's it. Plus I did bring the ride height down an inch and change. So, thanks all. I think I'm going to look at trying 20s up front. (spacers not wheels... )

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      07-07-2012 10:05 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Dubstatic View Post
      your so smart. its kind of sexy
      thank you
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      07-08-2012 01:31 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by SoIAteAPancakeToday View Post
      thank you
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      07-08-2012 09:57 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DuB fresh View Post
      chris and corey... suckonit
      ok
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