You are correct about the radius issue. I was incorrect in stating the up travel based on that particular radius from the beam pivot in my posts. I think I just had a one track mind thing going over the 1" and didn't think about what I was saying.
The beam is 1" below the bump stop, apprx. 26" from the pivot point.
arctan(1/26)=2.2 degrees that the beam is pivoting at max up travel.
The tire center is apprx. 37" from the pivot point.
37*tan(2.2)=1.42" up travel at the center of the tire.
I was less than .5" away...but thats 30%...pretty bad...
Funny too considering I'm setting control surface travels on UAVs a few times a week... My math and measuring work at least, but I must have already used my intelligent thought quota for the day.
I do think 1.42" sucks too, however...lol
Measuring from the ground to the wheel well, my front is just shy of 3" lower than the rear. If 2" is a usual number then it is sitting different. In any case, it is getting new suspension and going up whether there is a problem or that's just the way it was made. Funny how most of the time when I ask a question on here lately I'm usually the only thing in the way of the answer. You guys are good sports at least, lol. Thanks for the responses