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All you longtravel Guys/Gals need your opinions.

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by s13bdafocker, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    s13bdafocker

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    What are 3 major things you would change about your longtrave kits.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Cr250jumper

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    I want lower uniballs, but no kit offers that without modification. Other than that I wouldnt change anything, Camburg is top notch :D
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    This is the number one issue i have heard.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Yup that is the story with 1st gens :( 2nd gens get lower uniballs

    Are you trying to make a decision on which kit to buy? or making one?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    upper and lower uniballs
    thats really the only thing i can think of.

    jd, is the only reason we cant get more up travel on our kits right now because the wheel well is in the way? or is it the kit that restricts that?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    I am pretty sure up travel is limited by a combo of the tire into the core support and the shock bottoming out. Mine hit at almost the exact same time (285/75 16's). True 33's might hit the support first. I think if you made a new shock hoop and removed the core support you can get a little extra, but idk how much
     
  7. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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  8. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    okay i was going to say if the kit is the limiting factor on up travel it would be cool to get more!

    yeah uniballs are really the only thing i would change.... everything else is pretty much golden
     
  9. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Not one to buy things. Im going to start off with making some 1st gen kits and want to take care of the things that need to be addressed. I have some things in CAD and going to go full force into 2 test kits after the 18th of this month.
     
  10. Feb 1, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    2 test kits..... hmm i wonder whos truck they will be on.......
    lucky bastards
     
  11. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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  12. Feb 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    would a vertical upper uniball be useful on a 4wd kit? since you cant get more down travel out of the kit cause of the axel?
     
  13. Feb 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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  14. Feb 1, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    A boxed upper arm would be different. I like anthonys 3.0 coilover and vertical upper uni ball idea
     
  15. Feb 2, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    vertical upper uni for sure!
     
  16. Feb 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    I'd honestly like to see vertical upper and lower uniballs so air bumps could strike the UCA. After reinforcing the hell out of the spindles, of course.

    Coilover + bypass + steering linkage + limit strap + axle doesn't leave much room for a bump on that LCA.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    true, i wonder how much harder it is to make the bump strike the upper. you would need to with a 1 piece clip to do this though:(
     
  19. Feb 2, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Ok so let me know what you think about what I have in mind. I will keep in mind the 3.0 option and the upper or lower bump stop.

    Boxed lower and upper.
    Lower uni ball / upper uniball
    Upper heim joints - lower bushed
    Both spindle uniballs moved forward 1"-1.5" to help with tire fitment

    I have plans for a 4x4 spindle that can be bought with the kit or without the kit.
    My main plan is to sell the base kit for $1500-$1800 just for arms axles and steering extensions.
     
  20. Feb 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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