Oil pan clearance

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  1. PDXGREEN

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    I been reading this forum for a few days and someone posted that to get a straight axle to fit you need to go really tall for oil pan clearance which causes cost issues and also angel issues for the drive line.

    Now my question:
    Has anyone considered or looked into a oil pump system like the corvette uses?
    They had ground clearance issues building the c5's and they built a oil pump system. SO... the res. is mounted near the firewall and has a pump feeding the oil pump. This gives constant oil to the motor no matter the g's in cornering and also resolves the issue of ground clearance.

    Just curious.
     
  2. Ry' N Jen

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    A dry sump oiling system work but would also be expensive.
     
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    So would rolling your Liberty because of a High COG, Low with massive bump stops that's my plan but we'll see when I get too the front :party52:
     
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    the high COG is really over rated
    I have seen people pooping their pants about rolling
    in spots where I will stop and rock the Jeep
    I have drug the rear corner of my TJ ,body not bumper, with the front passenger wheel near 4' in the air and did not roll
    yet on a moderate side hill my wife slipped down into a rut and laid it over
    I have come down hills that were so steep that the rule was
    "4wd low 1st gear and NO brakes" did it in the TJ
    same hill in a YJ with 4" springs AND SOA with 37's
    same hill did it in the KJ ,bone stock and a LR Disco. with 3" lift and 32's
    no one has rolled ,yet
     
  5. tjkj2002

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    It's really not a oil pan clearance issue(besides in a CRD) that requires the high lifts for SFA,it's the fact that the front uniframe is designed for IFS and not SFA.

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  6. PDXGREEN

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    thats nice! but looks SPENDY if your not able to do it all yourself. either way, very nice clean professional job.
     
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    Not really
    Just done right
     
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    I'll be keeping my COG as low as possible anyways J that's just how I roll, You're wheeling spots sound like a good time tho. Those "frame rails" are an obstacle that I am working on conquering not sure exactly how yet tho I will be sacrificing up travel severely to make my project work by the looks of things. If I get it too sit right I will have 8to9" of straight down on my shocks.

    P.S.
    I hate who ever designed the Liberty with IFS and I curse the person who approved said Design