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Old 07-14-2012, 01:27 AM   #141
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Wheelbase is front to back, not width. Also you can retain 4wd with LT and if you got rims with more backspacing you could get it to be less than 2" wider on each side.



No you cant, the OEM coilovers are different than LT coilovers. Krish was right that OEM's are more like 6" and usually LT ones are 8". You cannot fit an 8" shock in the coil bucket with stock length lowers.
I was assuming he had 8s. Which is what mid travel is supposed to have to be true mid travel anyways so i figured he did.

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Probably gonna be a year before I get back to this project. The lower arm is finished just need to design the upper and tweak a few things I'm sure. I'm currently working 7am to 6pm m-f at a hospital in Portland so won't have much time to play with this. I've got 3 weeks off in September so maybe then.


darn haha

Don't make me shell out for a Camburg kit!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #142
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I was assuming he had 8s. Which is what mid travel is supposed to have to be true mid travel anyways so i figured he did.
No, mid travel is OEM replacements, 8s is long travel. There's no way anyone could fit 8s with the stock coil bucket and LCAs. I mean theoretically you could if you could compress it that much but you would have no up travel and you would have to strap it. 8s would be useless without LT, nobody does that.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #144
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There would be virtually no up travel with a setup like that. Most people who have mid-travel have OEM Replacements or a modified generic 6" C/O with a specific top plate for the vehicle.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #147
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No, because there is very limitied uptravel on a stock setup & with an 8" C/O the compressed length would be 2" longer (approximately) then a reg. replacement C/O limiting the uptravel by 2"

UCA aren't usually for travel they are typically to correct wheel alignment which is asqued by lifts.

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Seems to have plently of uptravel with extended travel Foxs. and he has TONS of droop.
An Extended travel C/O is not a 8" C/O it's really a 6" Coilover. That falls under the category of OEM replacement C/O's
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Pretty sure Jerry is running 2.5x8s on his stock buckest and LCAs..
Not running 8's they are just extended length CO's
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #149
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It's not about the UCAs at all, it's the lack of space with stock LCAs and coil buckets. To fit an 8" coilover into the coil bucket with stock LCAs you would have to compress it so much that there would be very little room left for the shock to work, it would be all down travel that the stock components can't even handle so you would have to strap it.

The reason people run 8s with LT is because on the new LCAs the lower shock mounts stick out more than stock which gives the whole setup more room to run a bigger shock which is an 8". Does that help? Haha
Edit: seems like max and jerry explained it a bit better, hope it all makes sense
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:50 AM   #151
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Not running 8's they are just extended length CO's


I though extended was 8"

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It's not about the UCAs at all, it's the lack of space with stock LCAs and coil buckets. To fit an 8" coilover into the coil bucket with stock LCAs you would have to compress it so much that there would be very little room left for the shock to work, it would be all down travel that the stock components can't even handle so you would have to strap it.

The reason people run 8s with LT is because on the new LCAs the lower shock mounts stick out more than stock which gives the whole setup more room to run a bigger shock which is an 8". Does that help? Haha
Gotcha. Well i new it was a wider stance and mount.

so an extended CO is just 6''?
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #152
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Yup. IIRC extended vs standard is only 0.25" of a difference, Atleast for icons. I could be wrong but extended is definitely not 8".
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #155
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Yes as said thats not an 8" Coilover. Usually from what Ive measured stock replacements are about 4.75-5" Im guessing a Extended travel is about 5.5 or so.
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Whatever happened to this idea? Did it get trashed or is it still in the works?
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