Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Mid Travel with BS Thread

Reply
 
Referenced Products Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #11061
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,552
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by disc0monkey View Post
Woot
Woot woot
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 05:57 AM   #11062
Senior Member
whiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
whiteboy's Avatar
Name: Cody
Joined: Feb 2012, #72175
Location: Glendale, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,371
whiteboy's Tacoma Gallery
When I'm measuring my droop to see what size shocks I can run, do I have to take off the wheel on one side and then undo the bottom shock bolt so it fully hangs there? Then measure from my u-bolt flip kit pad to the frame? I measured by taking out the bottom bolt in the shock and then jacking from my slider until the tire came off the ground. I got 13.25" does that sound right?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 07:21 AM   #11063
PutterClutch
SconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SconnieHailer's Avatar
Name: Marc
Joined: Aug 2012, #85590
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,891
SconnieHailer's Tacoma Gallery
U need to measure the mount to mount distance of your shock. U should be around mid to upper 20's
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #11064
PutterClutch
SconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SconnieHailer's Avatar
Name: Marc
Joined: Aug 2012, #85590
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,891
SconnieHailer's Tacoma Gallery
Nvmnd u have a custom leaf pack so u might get a number closer to 30"
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #11065
Senior Member
whiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhiteboy is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
whiteboy's Avatar
Name: Cody
Joined: Feb 2012, #72175
Location: Glendale, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,371
whiteboy's Tacoma Gallery
Well that won't help because I'm going to run custom hoops that will change depending on if I can fit 10" or 12" Shocks. The way Jason was saying was to measure droop from top leaf to frame then use a string to measure the distance from when my leaf springs are flat to the frame. Then subtract the two.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:33 AM   #11066
All right. I believe ya. But my Tommy Gun don't!
disc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
disc0monkey's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2011, #55402
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,679
disc0monkey's Tacoma Gallery
how much do i need to preload the drivers side to take out the tacolean? should i do it on the bench?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #11067
Never Satisfied
KingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2012, #83946
Location: Palmetto
Gender: Male
Posts: 276
KingKoda's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by disc0monkey View Post
how much do i need to preload the drivers side to take out the tacolean? should i do it on the bench?

Can't give you a solid answer, but I adjusted mine after I had installed them on the truck and measured. I think I put an extra 2 full rounds on my drivers side and still never got it perfect. I also put about 5-6 full rounds on each side as well. Just jack the front up to take some load off and adjust them. I sprayed some anti corrosive lube I use on my jet ski (just had it laying around) on the shock threads to aid.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #11068
it's about the off-road miles
tacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacokid09 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Blang
Joined: Mar 2011, #52405
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Age: 21
Gender: Guy
Posts: 7,258
tacokid09's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by disc0monkey View Post
how much do i need to preload the drivers side to take out the tacolean? should i do it on the bench?
like 1/2 inch? my regular cab only had it when it had a full tank so i never bothered. and ideally it would be easier if the truck was drooped out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #11069
Senior Member
cummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shedcummins6speed is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
cummins6speed's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12426
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,851
cummins6speed's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by disc0monkey View Post
how much do i need to preload the drivers side to take out the tacolean? should i do it on the bench?
How much is it leaning? The suspension ratio is about 2:1, so for every inch of suspension height you need to put a half inch into the coilover
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #11070
Cuz Stock Sucks!
SDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shedSDHQ OFFROAD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SDHQ OFFROAD's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2007, #3916
Location: Gilbert AZ
Posts: 1,965
SDHQ OFFROAD's Tacoma Gallery
New TC lower arm and RCV axles are on their way for some testing!!!!!! We may have to look into a stock length heim steering upgrade if that's limiting anything. Bomb Proof Mid travel anyone? Also, doing the same set up with a little variations as well. Lots of pics and info coming soon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #11071
Senior Member
deadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
deadhed61's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2011, #65723
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,402
deadhed61's Tacoma Gallery
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #11072
All right. I believe ya. But my Tommy Gun don't!
disc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the sheddisc0monkey is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
disc0monkey's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2011, #55402
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,679
disc0monkey's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by cummins6speed View Post
How much is it leaning? The suspension ratio is about 2:1, so for every inch of suspension height you need to put a half inch into the coilover
ill know tonight when i pull the sway bar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #11073
PutterClutch
SconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shedSconnieHailer is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
SconnieHailer's Avatar
Name: Marc
Joined: Aug 2012, #85590
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,891
SconnieHailer's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteboy View Post
Well that won't help because I'm going to run custom hoops that will change depending on if I can fit 10" or 12" Shocks. The way Jason was saying was to measure droop from top leaf to frame then use a string to measure the distance from when my leaf springs are flat to the frame. Then subtract the two.
That method works too to find your stroke length. Probably the better method...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #11074
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,552
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
Uploading rear suspension videos to YouTube. 100% sure it is the shocks and I have video proof
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #11075
Backdoor Commentator
DoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DoorDing's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86445
Age: 2
Posts: 18,884
DoorDing's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
Uploading rear suspension videos to YouTube. 100% sure it is the shocks and I have video proof
Great news! Well, sort of. Looking forward to the link.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:26 PM   #11076
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,552
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
So here is the original video that I posted of my shocks.
http://youtu.be/xYTX6se9FqU

I pulled everything tonight to test and make sure it was the shocks

Here is the drivers side, off of the truck
http://youtu.be/VO4a6ULaAvA

Here is the passenger side, off of the truck
http://youtu.be/hco9rqM_2T4

And here is the rear suspension without any shocks in
http://youtu.be/HP_uyuZ8ktI
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #11077
Backdoor Commentator
DoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shedDoorDing is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DoorDing's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #86445
Age: 2
Posts: 18,884
DoorDing's Tacoma Gallery
You done good. It'll be interesting to see what ICON says, and more importantly, does.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #11078
Gelo760 [OP] Gelo760 is online now
Senior Member
Gelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shedGelo760 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Oct 2010, #44862
Location: Oceanside
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,490
Gelo760's Tacoma Gallery
Wtf ! Yep those shocks need work .
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #11079
Somebody call for a Wambulance?
Mitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shedMitch is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Mitch's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Mitch
Joined: Jun 2011, #58964
Location: Tigard, OR
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,552
Mitch's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoorDing View Post
You done good. It'll be interesting to see what ICON says, and more importantly, does.

Thanks. I am waiting to hear back from Icon. They know about the problem
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 07:34 AM   #11080
Never Satisfied
KingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shedKingKoda is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2012, #83946
Location: Palmetto
Gender: Male
Posts: 276
KingKoda's Tacoma Gallery
Well that sucks. Sorry my idea didn't help. I was 100% - sarcasm. Lol. Anyway. Yeah icon should address that. Maybe some shock butter would help? I usually put a light coat on my mtn bike stanchions. I did my rears as well. Cycle shock and wipe away excess. At this point I'd have icon exchange them if they would.

I used slick honey
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CJ...pi=SL500_SS115
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long Travel BS Thread amaes Long Travel Suspension 50535 11-27-2014 09:02 PM
Mid travel hookedontronics Suspension 10 08-15-2012 07:51 PM
Going mid travel showzer Suspension 9 05-14-2012 10:58 AM
Mid Travel ARC Suspension 11 05-18-2011 11:20 PM
Rcd 4.5" lift vs. Any long travel vs. Icon mid travel lepedog23 Long Travel Suspension 33 05-17-2011 07:31 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.