Principles of building a stable off road rig!
- by Dan DuBose
"Hey how much lift do you have on that thing? 10"s? 12"s?" It used to be the taller your Jeep was the better , but unless your building a diesel truck it is not anymore. Like everything now people are pushing the limits. No longer are Jeeps just meant for mud bogs or cruising down a forest trail. People are pushing their Jeeps harder then ever before with rock crawling, hill climbing, and much more. A really big lift is no longer the winning ticket. Low and wide is they way to build a rig now. You may have seen some crazy rock crawling buggies where they axles are full width and the rig is super low to the ground. They do this so it creates a really stable vehicle when in off camber situations. Whether you have an older or newer Jeep the principle is the same but their are several ways to achieve this goal. For example the Jeep YJ can be converted to full width axles and the wheel base stretched to broaden its foundation. This increased width and length will add a tremendous about of stability to your Jeep. Even better the Motobilt full width kit and stretch kit not only allow you to widen and lengthen your Jeep but they also help keep the center of gravity as low as possible. The full width kit actually moves the rear shackle hangers up into the frame and the rear stretch kit places the shackle hanger up and behind the frame. These features help keep the Jeep as low as possible for stability. email@example.com