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View Poll Results: So, what do you think about this idea?
Yes, it is possible. 6 60.00%
Don't try. Just wiat for something to be produced. 1 10.00%
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:46 PM   #21
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any leafunder pack will sit high compared to ur front....i would get the LT in the front and go from there
Nope. The Giant kit sits right around stock height.
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Nope. The Giant kit sits right around stock height.
wow, and their site says it call pull up to 21" travel. i just saw that they have a 62" SUA for 1st gen tacoma. hmmmmmm

mjp2, you wouldn't happen to know much about their first gen kit would you? size shocks to run, approx lift...

http://giantmotorsports.com/content/view/40/50/
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wow, and their site says it call pull up to 21" travel. i just saw that they have a 62" SUA for 1st gen tacoma. hmmmmmm

mjp2, you wouldn't happen to know much about their first gen kit would you? size shocks to run, approx lift...

http://giantmotorsports.com/content/view/40/50/
No first-hand experience with their 1st gen stuff but I know they race the shit out of everything they make. My rear setup has given me zero issues and rides like a dream. Geoff over at Giant is a great guy has always taken the time to answer any questions I had.

My rear setup is only pulling 18" of travel because of how I set up the mounts. I located the front mount, figured out where the rear would naturally be located based on the arch of the springs, and shifted that rear mount back 1.5" before welding. The end result is that my rear leaf packs are effectively preloaded even at full droop and the individual leafs never separate. It makes the travel more consistent and I don't have to run limit straps with it.

This kind of setup is only possible because the shackles are inverted.
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No first-hand experience with their 1st gen stuff but I know they race the shit out of everything they make. My rear setup has given me zero issues and rides like a dream. Geoff over at Giant is a great guy has always taken the time to answer any questions I had.

My rear setup is only pulling 18" of travel because of how I set up the mounts. I located the front mount, figured out where the rear would naturally be located based on the arch of the springs, and shifted that rear mount back 1.5" before welding. The end result is that my rear leaf packs are effectively preloaded even at full droop and the individual leafs never separate. It makes the travel more consistent and I don't have to run limit straps with it.

This kind of setup is only possible because the shackles are inverted.
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i would get the LT in the front and go from there
5 more months of saving and I'll have the front
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The front on my truck is cranked to clear the nasty rocks at Primm and Barstow.



The bedcage ties into the rollcage. I'm currently running wide spacers to clear the 3" 4-tube bypass shocks but those will be replaced when I swap rear axles for a custom width 9" rear. Shocks are 18" travel jobbies.









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^^Holy shit thats pretty much all out. Nice.
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Thanks. I should have this year's fabrication done by the end of June if all goes smoothly. After that I'll be done for awhile except for the new rear axle, re-gearing the front, and standard break/fix.

Anyway, the rear sits around stock height and gets a crazy amount of travel. Very smooth and predictable and I'm happy with the setup.
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Thanks. I should have this year's fabrication done by the end of June if all goes smoothly. After that I'll be done for awhile except for the new rear axle, re-gearing the front, and standard break/fix.

Anyway, the rear sits around stock height and gets a crazy amount of travel. Very smooth and predictable and I'm happy with the setup.
cant wait to see it nice truck and set up
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^^I dont wanna go with TC either
Any personal experience for you to say that or is that just "what I heard from some guy?" They arent necessarily the absolute best but they are one of the most reputable suspension builders around for our trucks.

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Hmm DMZ's work looks pricey
It is but you get what you pay for. DMZ makes the bedcage in your truck look like it came from the Toyota factory.

There are a lot of hack jobs in this sport and they do charge a lot less.
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Any personal experience for you to say that or is that just "what I heard from some guy?" They arent necessarily the absolute best but they are one of the most reputable suspension builders around for our trucks.
First hand no.

My brother in law had the front end kit from TC for his 2nd gen, it looked friggin sweet and he even let me thrash it a bit. I liked it and considered it one of my top choices but he said that the alignment was hard to get right and it would always get knocked out of whack even in daily driving.

I know this might be found with other kits but that just gives me one more reason to not make them my top choice, and until I hear stories of engage having this problem then they will be my choice for now.
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First hand no.

My brother in law had the front end kit from TC for his 2nd gen, it looked friggin sweet and he even let me thrash it a bit. I liked it and considered it one of my top choices but he said that the alignment was hard to get right and it would always get knocked out of whack even in daily driving.

I know this might be found with other kits but that just gives me one more reason to not make them my top choice, and until I hear stories of engage having this problem then they will be my choice for now.
Thats fair and I thank you for your reply. All LT kits take quite a bit of work to stay in top shape. Its even more of a pain for a DD but all part of the trade off to be able to perform so well. Back on topic.
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Thats fair and I thank you for your reply. All LT kits take quite a bit of work to stay in top shape. Its even more of a pain for a DD but all part of the trade off to be able to perform so well. Back on topic.

agreed, the only problems i have had with mine is the alignment, going to weld that up and should be done with that.
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