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Coilovers ext travel or not? also RR's?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by HB Taco, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    HB Taco

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    I'm getting close to pulling the trigger on some CO's (most likely icons). I dont plan on going past 2.5". So I'm just wondering if I should get the ext models? If not I shouldn't need UCA's right. Also RR's - I'm not going to be pounding over whoops in the desert - isnt that where the RR's come in or are there other benefits? Do RR's ride smother? ----- OR should I just keep saving and go stage 3 ie ext travel w/UCA's. Because I may want to go 3" in the future. But by extending the down travel doesnt that potentially cause problems / binding on the CV joints and other components? Thanks
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    I'd go with the extended versions and UCA's. RR or not is your call, I believe with Icon you can add it later. The benefit to RR is increased oil capacity, and housing some of it out of the damper which allows the damper to run cooler.

    In regards to UCA's you don't have to get the Icon ones....Total Chaos, Camburg, and Built Right make them. Built Right I believe are the least expensive uni-ball UCA's. Camburg and Light Racing both have balljoint UCA's. In any lifted application from 1-3" the aftermarket UCA's help with road manners and the uniball's increase travel, about 1".

    CV issues aren't going to happen in the 2-4" lift area. LT trucks are using the same CV joints and pushing 13" of travel. In the mid-travel setups you dealing with 8-9.5" of travel.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    HB Taco

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    So how much do they actually extend droop with a good UCA? The LT CV's are longer so the angles would be less. Thanks
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    HB Taco

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    ^ Ok thats good to know, but now I'm thinking just waiting till I can go stage 3/4 w/ext model. I like the 3leaf aal also. But does that kill load carrying?
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    I had the 3 AAL pack from wheelers, pretty much the same thing. it was great! sooo much better than a single aal. if your worried about the weight capacity then just leave the OL leaf in.
     
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