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Old 05-02-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
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ha! I wont be LTing anytime soon, but I am dreaming about it. baby steps...
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #22
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After having participated in a group buy for 2.5 kings on all four corners(oem length), I keep coming back to this thread. I think in the not so near future, the defined kit is definitely going to be a possibility. I don't think I'll even mess with an aftermarket leaf pack, just straight to the SUA kit.

but first, seat time, like someone had mentioned earlier in this thread. need to take some weekends off now, to get that seat time...(and wait for cooler months)
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i just got mine done a couple of weeks ago, I went to huck fest in pismo. It is a night and day diffrence. i just need my drive shaft adjusted

heres a pic of me in pismo


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lol . you could tell that from just a video and knowing nothing else about the setup? im curious as to what your background is to validate your comments?

heres a little more video of the kit in action, im over trying figure out the embed thing.


http://youtu.be/Y1HlUyCvBJg

and yes krishes truck needs more compression, less rebound and obviously more shock since hes running stock length shocks.
I'm glad you posted; I'm going to go SUA soon and have been weighing in all the options.

My question is:

How does your kit avoid a stiff leaf spring when limited by the dimensions of the stock mounting locations, while covering the same amount of bumptravel as a larger pack mounted on further apart mounting points?

To clarify, what I'm going at is how does your leaf spring handle steeper angles without getting stiff as it moves through bump travel compared to a traditional 50T pack and associated mounting?
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I'm glad you posted; I'm going to go SUA soon and have been weighing in all the options.

My question is:

How does your kit avoid a stiff leaf spring when limited by the dimensions of the stock mounting locations, while covering the same amount of bumptravel as a larger pack mounted on further apart mounting points?

To clarify, what I'm going at is how does your leaf spring handle steeper angles without getting stiff as it moves through bump travel compared to a traditional 50T pack and associated mounting?
Just curious, why don't you want to move the mounts?
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Just curious, why don't you want to move the mounts?
The defined kit uses stock mounting location
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:41 PM   #28
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The defined kit uses stock mounting location
oh ok I was thinking there was the option to get one or the other. Silly 1st gen owners
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Reduced down time and simpler fabrication/installation. Not set on the defined kit though because I do believe the stock mounting locations are a handicap; unless Defined can convince me otherwise. My mind is open to either route.
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I'm glad you posted; I'm going to go SUA soon and have been weighing in all the options.

My question is:

How does your kit avoid a stiff leaf spring when limited by the dimensions of the stock mounting locations, while covering the same amount of bumptravel as a larger pack mounted on further apart mounting points?

To clarify, what I'm going at is how does your leaf spring handle steeper angles without getting stiff as it moves through bump travel compared to a traditional 50T pack and associated mounting?
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Reduced down time and simpler fabrication/installation. Not set on the defined kit though because I do believe the stock mounting locations are a handicap; unless Defined can convince me otherwise. My mind is open to either route.
Im in the same boat..want a sua setup and defined is literary minutes from my house so that would make it easy. Defined seems like a great kit but there's so little info on the kit it makes for a hard decision while researching and factoring in everything
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Hmmm think I want a SUA kit with my front mid travel? ?
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #32
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You're my idol. I think i'll be going that route, later than sooner
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That's what I have till I can afford a front kit. Spindles, UCAs, coilovers in the front and defined sua with king triples in the rear! It definitely outperforms an LT front with mid travel rear
Yours doesn't. Get your driveshaft done so you can actually test it out!
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Yours doesn't. Get your driveshaft done so you can actually test it out!
Dude my driveshaft actually doesn't really have an issue at full droop it bearly rubs on my carrier bearing. Nick was saying a carrier bearing drop would probably fix that issue so we are gonna try that and if it doesn't fix it then I'll get the slip yolk. How's yours doing?
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Dude my driveshaft actually doesn't really have an issue at full droop it bearly rubs on my carrier bearing. Nick was saying a carrier bearing drop would probably fix that issue so we are gonna try that and if it doesn't fix it then I'll get the slip yolk. How's yours doing?
My carrier bearing was way out of spec. Had to get mine shortened. So you don't have any buldge?
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My carrier bearing was way out of spec. Had to get mine shortened. So you don't have any buldge?
What do you mean by buldge?
Oh also I forgot your an access cab and 4WD
You shouldn't have any driveshaft issues with 4x4 because they come with a slip yolk from factory
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That's what I have till I can afford a front kit. Spindles, UCAs, coilovers in the front and defined sua with king triples in the rear! It definitely outperforms an LT front with mid travel rear

Good to know. Except I already have the Icon 2.5 stock replacments in the rear and would probably keep those.
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What do you mean by buldge?
Oh also I forgot your an access cab and 4WD
You shouldn't have any driveshaft issues with 4x4 because they come with a slip yolk from factory
I'm not 4x4

buldge from the shaft being too long at droop. The bearing wants to pull through, mine had to be shortened 1 3/4"
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I'm not 4x4

buldge from the shaft being too long at droop. The bearing wants to pull through, mine had to be shortened 1 3/4"
Dafuq! I could've sworn you were 4WD! Yeah well my bearing bearly wants to pull through and the rubber part rubs on the metal part at full droop. Nick thinks its just the angle and the drop will fix it.
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Dafuq! I could've sworn you were 4WD! Yeah well my bearing bearly wants to pull through and the rubber part rubs on the metal part at full droop. Nick thinks its just the angle and the drop will fix it.
Hum, think your going to run into problems without a slip yoke and that much plunge. It's a fairly cheap fix, cost me $225.
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