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Moving skid back an inch?

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Old 10-12-2008
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Default Moving skid back an inch?

Some may know IM putting an IQ (dragon) skid in my 07RTX.

Let me tell you just from a few very preliminary measurements its damn near a direct replacement.

I know others have left the front mount point the same and made new brackets for the back.

But if I were to move the front point back an inch and down about a half inch it would be direct replacement (or so it appears from crude measurements) bonus of this is there is enough meat up there on the front bracket to do it and keep everything original and clean looking.

Becuase the RTX rear mount is below the tunnel dropping it tha inch or so in front as well, will keep almost the same dimensions as the IQ.

Would moving the skid back in the tunnel that inch have any major issues as far as attack angle? In my brain its telling me the approach would be better, but I may not be understanding it correctly.

thanks in advance.....
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You're approach will be better, but will you be able to bring the rear idlers in a full inch?
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thats a good point P...and I hadnt thought of it originally. I will have to take a look.

Another option I thought of was the rear axle kit for the big wheels? then just running the standard ones? It would add a few bucks to the deal, but may be easier in the long run.

Either way its not that big a deal. Just thought this method would be "cleaner" as I wouldnt have to make new rear brackets etc.
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A big wheel kit has an axle that moves the center of the wheels up and in, so you cannot use your stock wheels with a big wheel kit as they would be to high.

I think you'd just be better off making a new rear bracket
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then I'll be busy fingering myself on Saturday with my in-tact fingers, thank you.
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Im stuck remodeling right now..... then I can worry about cleaning my garage, then deer hunting then get the sled going. Jeezus I need to retire.
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