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 Post subject: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:22 pm 
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I don't know how wide to make my front beam I am running 1x4 trailing Arms in the front t


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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:44 pm 
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Most people run a 6 inch wider beam.

I have never understood the benefit of a 6 inch wider beam. If you are running taller tires, I guess it could help with the tire rubbing on the frame. Maybe you get a little more stability.

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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:48 pm 
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They track better in the high speed trails. I have +6 with 1x4 arms


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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:22 pm 
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I know +6 is normal but I run 2x3 rear and don't want my front to be to wide and I have 1x4 tweeds


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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
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I asked Nick Mailloux the same question. The answer was it gives better/more travel. Something about the geometry of the width.

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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:25 pm 
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My front is 76"


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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:58 pm 
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bigDsmith wrote:
I asked Nick Mailloux the same question. The answer was it gives better/more travel. Something about the geometry of the width.

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How would a wider beam give better/more travel? :?: :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:28 pm 
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I have no idea.:o

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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:30 pm 
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I know a longer vehicle rides smoother than a short one. So maybe a wider one does also.????

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 Post subject: Re: Front beam wide
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:48 pm 
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I run a 6" wider beam mainly to clear 31" front tires (no rub when turning) also helps with stability in off camber situations but it sucks in tight woods

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