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Considering long travel? Read here first.

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Mxpatriot, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Tacomanator

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  2. Oct 7, 2011 at 2:17 AM
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    Good write up! No love for 18in shocks? :p
     
  3. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM
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    no need for 18 inch shocks unless your mounting them straight up and down or your getting over 18 inches of travel, which doesnt really happen with leaf sprung trucks:D
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Why not? Cliff and alex both run 18" shocks and are strapped right at 17"
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    but theres no need cause you can get that travel out of 16 inch shocks.

    sure you can have them, no reason not too. but you dont need them as long as you angle your 16s correctly
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Oh sad I run 18 inch shocks :| Bigger is better! lol jk
     
  7. Oct 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    oh im not saying they are bad by any means! just not a need ya know? the joy of having 18inch shocks is you can mount them any angle you want and still get 18 inches of travel.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    When you angle the shocks it will put a little more load on them. You would end up putting a little more valving to compensate which will create more heat. Plus you have less total oil which will also create more heat. Its not horrible by any means but if you can get 18's it is def better. Ive wondered why people choose 16's when the cost is pretty much the same.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    thanks this really helped, and as much as i shouldn't get a LT cause of money, i answer your last question with "Helllllllllll's Yessss!!!!" so even if i can get the front done and some sketchy rear set up cause i don't have the money ill do it.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Do the rear first:cool:
     
  11. Oct 11, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    Like I said man, if you don't have a couple extra thousand bucks ready to drop on repairs, I wouldn't do it. Going out and wheeling an LT truck with $100 to your name is begging for a painful situation.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    I know what you mean. But this pretty much applies to any set up not just lt ones
     
  13. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    Good write up
     
  14. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Readin ur threads, learning ur shit
    spoken like someone who has never ridden in an LT truck with a sketchy rear that can't keep up with the front. Also, from my limited time around desert people, shit breaks, and it costs thousands to fix sometimes. If you skate, you will fall and hurt yourself. If you wheel your truck, you will break things.

    My own little business is taking off. If I get a company car it'll be a taco or an FJ............. the dream grows closer! At least I've already got an econo-box with good mileage.
     
  15. Oct 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    I'm strarting to look in the LT kits and finding everything out that i can about building and owning a LT truck. with this post I still plan on following through

    But my question is: Does anyone think that Dynamatting will help with the noise?
     
  16. Oct 29, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Yes, it would. You should also make inner fenders for your fiberglass fenders.

    That will help keep the noise out of the cab but there's nothing you can do about the road noise from the aggressive tires, the flared fenders, and the joints that are going to squeak. If you keep them cleaned and lubed (dry lithium), they will generally stay pretty quiet.

    You will also be fighting all of the stock components that will rattle loose. I recently had to rebuild my entire grill support because my headlights and grill were pretty much freefloating between the hood and the bumper.

    Just make sure you stay on top of keeping key bolts torqued up.
     
  17. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    I was thinking about doing this if I ever caged my truck
     
  18. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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  19. Nov 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    lol why not?
     
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