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I was wondering how much we can safely push out the wheels and tires on the TRX without rubbing the wheelwell. If we watch the TFL video comparison of the TRX and the Raptor in Moab we can see at 6:44 in the video that the stock setup allows for a couple inches of articulation Clearance into the wheelwell. But remember, this is articulation and not a compression like we would see from a high speed hit of both rear wheels. This situation would not allow for one wheel to angle inward. So just brainstorming here but there seems to be some room for moving the wheels out a bit.
I plan to keep analyzing this.
 
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At 8:04 in the video you can really see the space.
Still watching.
 
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@Nowwhat, what’s your take on my rudimentary science?
 

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I'm not sure that there is a significant difference between a ramp articulation and a jump, other that on a jump it occurs on both sides at once.
The independent suspension geometry will allow the wheel to move up only in the same arc, so the end result on each wheel is the same.
 

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@Nowwhat, what’s your take on my rudimentary science?

I understand where you are going with the rear axle...

I am flush wheel / tire kinda guy....

I am pushing mine .75" out... from the videos I am just not sure how much is ideal...
 

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I'm not sure that there is a significant difference between a ramp articulation and a jump, other that on a jump it occurs on both sides at once.

Unless you're a YouTuber that goes by Streetspeed717. Then you take it all out on the passenger front corner. 😁
 
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I understand where you are going with the rear axle...

I am flush wheel / tire kinda guy....

I am pushing mine .75" out... from the videos I am just not sure how much is ideal...
I think flush will work because even though there is independent suspension at play the axle is still a solid axle. So as one wheel drops down that wheel will angle inward with regards to the contact with the ground. Therefore the opposite wheel will angle inwards at the upper end opposite of the ground.
 
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