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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacoGoonin, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Sep 6, 2018 at 3:47 AM
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    TacoGoonin

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Well, here goes nothing...

    I'm putting together my "suspension/suspension related" itinerary and would very much appreciate any advice, suggestions, input, etc. on it.

    Now, the idea is to pursue a "MT" route that will allow me to traverse various types of terrain under various types of environmental conditions. I'm trying to be as meticulous and practical as possible but just like with anything/everything there is a give and take. We can all thank Mr. Newton and his 3rd law for bringing us back to reality. Everything is purpose driven and to be well thought out before I take my wallet out behind the shed and put it out of its misery, well, impending doom. If you have any questions then by all means feel free to ask and I will do my best to respond/answer them in a timely and concise manner.

    So without further ado....

    2012 TRD Sport DCSB 4.0L 4x4

    Front:
    · Fox CO’s

    1. 2.5 Series, Remote Reservoir, 4.9″, 0-3″ Lift (880-02-418)
    OR
    2. 2.5 Series, Remote Reservoir, 5.8″, 4-6″ Lift (883-02-048)
    OR
    3. 2.5 Series, IFP, 4.9″, 0-3″ Lift (883-02-025)
    · Eibach 3” ID x 14” x 700lbs
    · SPC Light Racing UCA’s
    · SOS Off-road Concepts CMC Plates
    · CMC
    · Wheeler’s Front Super Bumps
    · HS 1/4" Top Plate Spacer
    (if needed)
    · TC Spindle Gussets
    · TC Cam Tab Gussets
    · Sway Bar Delete
    · Rebuilt LCA’s

    Rear:
    · Fox Shock, SM3/ES3, 2.0 P-Series, IFP, 12.1″ T(985-24-010)
    · OME Dakar Springs
    (EL096R Heavy)
    · OME AAL (EL46XL)
    · OME Carrier Bearing Drop Kit
    · Full Leaf Pack Bushing Kit
    · Extended Length Brake Lines
    · BAMF Shock Relocation Kit
    · BAMF Shackles
    (OEM size)
    · BAMF HD Hangers
    · Wheeler’s U-Bolt Flip Kit
    · Wheeler’s Super Bumps
    · Axle Shim Kit
    (if needed)
     
  2. Sep 7, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    What do you plan on using the truck for? Tell us about your goals for the build. Do you daily drive it? What things do you have on the truck that are adding a significant amount of weight that you need 700lb coils?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    Yes as stated above, I’d only get 700lb could of you are planning on adding a steel bumper.
    Also as far as which CO, I believe #2, the 4-6” lift ones, are only intended for drop bracket lifts. (I could be wrong?)
    So that leaves #1 or #3.

    What type of Driving do you plan on? More higher speed offroad trails or open desert? Or mostly slower speed crawling and tight trails?

    I’d get the reservoirs if you want to do high speed stuff for more than a quick little spurt. Same think with the rears, if you can go to 2.5s, I would. +reservoirs if you wanna go fast, as the rear gets more of the workout the faster vehicle speeds get.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    I added some notes with "*" and bold type.


    The rear shocks, from what I can see are 12" stroke with a stem top and eye bottom. I assume you intend to run these to the factory mounting points? These will be too long for that. If you want to run a 12" rear shock you'll want to add the BAMF shock relocation kit and go with an eye to eye 12" 2.0 rear shock. otherwise I'd recommend something in the 9-10" stroke length for the stock mounting locations.

    You may also need to consider the ECGS drivers side cv bushing. That's needed for some but no others, so it's another "if needed" part.


    Everything else looks good.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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    TacoGoonin

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    "Now, the idea is to pursue a "MT" route that will allow me to traverse various types of terrain under various types of environmental conditions." - was mentioned in OP, but I can certainly elaborate. It's not to be a mall crawler, for muddin', a "bro-mobile", pro rock crawler, etc. I'm trying to retrofit my truck to handle terrain, conditions and/or environments that in reality a "big-box store kit" cannot handle. For use for exploring, camping, hunting, fishing, group events, challenges, etc. from EC to WC and everything in between, I would like to have the peace of mind that the truck can certainly tackle aside from the weakest link being driver error. Consider it a "Jack of all trades, Master of none" approach. Albeit, I am consciously aware that it's improbable to retrofit the truck into a Swiss Army knife, but it can still have some multi-purpose abilities when complete.

    I do daily the truck for now, but down the road something else will claim that title.

    As far as weight is concerned we are looking at armor, swing-out, gear, misc. equipment and so on.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    @eccracer104

    Good input, thanks for that.

    I believe that I had listed BAMF's SRK, but I could be wrong. Adding to what you mentioned about said kit, it would be safe to assume that parts required for E2E shocks are included, correct? I don't recall seeing that mentioned in the product description.

    No intentions of high speed action, hence the IFP approach and not RR's.

    It certainly wouldn't hurt as a preventative measure to replace the bushing/s. That being said, would that be factory OEM or third party (better quality, etc.?) replacement?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    Yep it's in there. I somehow missed it when looking through. :facepalm:
    upload_2018-9-7_10-20-24.jpg



    Looks like it comes with the nuts and bolts required for the upper and lower shock mounts -
    upload_2018-9-7_10-21-57.jpg


    You'll need a 12" shock like this -
    https://www.ridefox.com/filter.php?m=offroad&t=shocks&f1=type&v1=Smooth Body
    upload_2018-9-7_10-24-9.jpg
    upload_2018-9-7_10-23-54.jpg

    They might have a non resi version, I just didn't see it on their website.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Good eye on the BAMF kit, I totally flubbed that. Looks like ive got motivation to make a trip up to VA to get my welder.

    Oh yeah, almost forgot, Fox’s eyelet version 985-24-006
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Yep, that part number looks good for a 12" smooth body, non resi, eye to eye mount.
     
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