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ALRIGHT whats the BOTTOM line on LT?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by AddicTioN, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    AddicTioN

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    ok well im selling my truck it should sell soon. once it sells i will have a good chunk of change and i will be buying a tacoma. i have been looking at LT kits for the past few days and really cant decide on what to do. i was looking at camburg but i dont have 8 grand extra...i saw some post on the forum that people have had kits installed for around 5 grand and that was including parts. that is at the price i need to be. so what kit should i go with in that price range? whats parts are recommended? also i will be getting a 4wd truck so i can still have fun in the snow so a 4wd kit is a must.
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    A $5k budget is not going to get you much. Because now you gotta take into consideration possibly getting new wheels, tires, re-gear, glass, etc...Hell, I just spent $5k alone in wheels and tires...
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    do you want just front LT?
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    read dem stickies
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    anthony250f

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    3K for the kit....1k for shocks...300 front fenders....500 bumper...1.5k wheels/tires
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    If 8k seems like too much then don't do it, especially if you're not ready for the upkeep/maintenance that comes with lt.

    And don't be one of those people that dump that much money and work into a new vehicle then has to sell because something happens with finances. Seen that happen a dozen times and you never recoup that money and time.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    i wasnt including the wheels and tires and fenders in the 5k budjet and i know i would need shocks and what not to make it worth it.. i was talking about just the kit being around 5 thats without the fenders wheels and tires. i didnt want to spend 8k on a kit thats what i was saying.. i dont have a problem spending 8 for wheels tires fiber glass and everything else. i will also make my own front bumper.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    thanks anthony thats what i was looking for! what kit did you use? and what shocks?
     
  11. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    DAMN! Looks like I need to rethink my want for LT on my truck till I save for a bit.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    5k...not gonna happen.

    If you do the install yourself and depending on how many corners you cut you can get the front done for 5k. But then you're left with a truck no more capable than you started with and you're out 5 grant. You do however have the option to pull more bro hoes.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you're going for performance, you'll get way more out of a rear LT and a basic mid travel setup up front than the other way around. You want the rear to outperform the front otherwise the ass of that truck is gonna be bucking like a drunken flustered dyke.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Since you want 4x4, don't forget axles ($575).
    Also it's important to strengthen the weak points now, rather than fix broken shit later. Coil bucket gussets ($90), spindle gussets ($45), LCA camber gussets ($85), box rear frame ($300).

    Again...that's just parts. Hope you know how to weld.
     
  14. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    alright haha thanks for the information.. i new to all of this desert running trucks im use to a big 4x4 diesel haha...so im learning this slowly i have someone who is a great fabricator and welder in the family so i aint worried about doing it myself we can do it for sure. but if the the front and rear are guna cost 8k a pice i cant do it haha
     
  15. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    The list never ends really.
    Every time I think I'm done I break something or find something else to improve on. I can't honestly tell you how much money's been dumped into my truck, but it's more than 4 figures...and I did most the work.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Dude a set amount for LT doesn't exist! Its a money pit to do right! If you half ass it, all your gonna do is break your truck!
     
  17. Jun 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    i dont have long travel :eek: just spindles, toytec coils and bilsteins
     
  18. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    AddicTioN

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    really? how much can you get out for that setup? if you dont mind can you give me details like what company to buy from ect. again im new to the prerunner world. i only know names in the diesel industrie
     
  19. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    You can't do lift spindles with 4x4...unless you ditch the 4x4.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Don't let people talk u out of going lt if u really want it, just know it gets pricey and don't think u have to have everything at once. Read thru a lot of the builds or the lt forum and u will learn a lot. Like others have said know what u want it for and plan accordingly. Right now Im running the 05+ camburg lt kit with spindles so I'm about 5000-5500 in just the front. It I still want to do triples so I need another 1500-2000 for the front to be almost done(never really done). Starting the rear now picked up some fox 16" dbls for 1100 and am deciding on which sua kit to go so anywhere from 1400-2000. Plus building materials yada yada yada. Hope that helps, so u can get a front kit for 5ish but expect to keep spending...
     
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