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Considering long travel? Read here first.

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

  1. Apr 13, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    cmyersgo

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    It would be cool to maybe find the previous owner of this truck to get some good info on it. Maybe they are a member here
     
  2. Apr 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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    Looking forward to going LT. A lot of home work to do.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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    So much great information here. Thanks for paving the way. :)
     
  4. Sep 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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    numbah57

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    5% tint, camo wet okoles, AFE intake, shortie antenna, black front emblem/debaged, Morimoto FXR retro in blacked out stock housing, URD short shifter,no sway-bar, Ultra Guage, Camburg 2.5 coilovers and 1.25 uniball UCA, 4.88 gears, ARB front and rear, 255/85-16 KM2. Pelfreybilt front and rear bumpers.
    What are your guys's thoughts on going LT for low speed/crawling type stuff? I've seen pics and vid of allpro's LT and T/C's +2" kit being used for low speed stuff.

    Currently running Camburg C/O's and UCA upfront.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    battlescars

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    Only problem with LT for that kind of thing is track width, everything else is a plus.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 BORN AND RAISED MAUI BOY

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    5% tint, camo wet okoles, AFE intake, shortie antenna, black front emblem/debaged, Morimoto FXR retro in blacked out stock housing, URD short shifter,no sway-bar, Ultra Guage, Camburg 2.5 coilovers and 1.25 uniball UCA, 4.88 gears, ARB front and rear, 255/85-16 KM2. Pelfreybilt front and rear bumpers.
    That's why I was looking at the +2 kits.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    numbah57

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    How do the extended 4x4 axles hold up with lockers?
     
  8. Sep 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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    Not sure what the +2 folks use to match the front as far as thickness on wheel spacers go, but when it comes to the axles they will be fine. Only mistake some make is not limiting the travel in the front causing the cv's to bind and eventually break.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Excellent write up! Wasn't really sure if LT was for me but this certainly helped!
     
  10. Apr 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM
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    Very nice write up :jellydance:
     
  11. Aug 19, 2015 at 9:26 AM
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    Question for the guys with LT. Any of you have it in colder climates? For does it fair with snow and colder weather? More noise?

    Thanks.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM
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    No more or less noise than in the desert.
    You will have to clean your uniballs more frequently, but that's not a LT thing, just uniballs in general from the sand and salt and shit on the roadway.
    Shock oil will be more viscous when its cold, so it can be a bumpier ride on those really cold mornings before the oil gets heated.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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  14. Jan 9, 2016 at 12:47 AM
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    I generally do technical trails but I really love hauling ass down the dirt roads to access the trails. I have a mid travel front and AP standard leafs, fox 2.0 rear shocks and wheelers super bumps. I want to smooth out the rear suspension because that seems to be what is limiting me.
    So the options are:
    1.Bolt on rear hydro bumps
    2.Bolt on rear hydro bumps, shock hoops and longer rear shocms
    3. Sua, hydro bumps, longer shocks.

    Because I won't go long travel on the front, I'm really leary of committing to sua, and I'm not sure how badly the lower leafs will drag in ruts etc.

    I'm hoping just adding rear hydro bumps will be a significant improvement but I am not sure how big of a difference it will be if that is all I add.

    Opinions?
     
  15. Jan 9, 2016 at 10:25 PM
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    VolcomTacoma

    VolcomTacoma Hi, I'm Matt. I'm a radar technician.

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    It all depends on your wallet size, man. If you want to have fun bombing down the roads, go with a fully built SUA rear end and start tuning all shocks on your truck. A front MT/rear LT truck can do really well. If thats gonna break the bank, try option 2. Just adding hydro bumps isn't going to address the problem of you going faster than your rear suspension can handle. Its just going to make your axle slam into the frame a little less harder.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2016 at 10:30 PM
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    Will sua really hurt clearance on tighter trails with ruts? I don't have u bolt flip, so they stick down a bit as is anyways. I just don't know how big of an impact it will make on me clearing things, or if I think it's a bigger issue than it really is. It's not like I'm blasting 60+ in the desert, where clearance isn't as critical.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2016 at 10:34 PM
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    VolcomTacoma

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    I dont have personal experience yet on that, but I'm sure there are plenty of LT guys that can speak up about it, I know @jberry813 rock crawls his truck just fine.
     
  18. Jan 9, 2016 at 10:36 PM
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    OK good to know!

    So how about king vs icon bumps? I figure I will need them either way, so I could get those first, then if need be go full rear LT.
     
  19. Jan 16, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    I have no issue with SUA and clearance. I've drug them a few times, but it's rare. The increased articulation has helped more than the limited rut issue.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2016 at 1:07 AM
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    mutilatedjak

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    OK good to know. In addition to more articulation and travel, is it significantly smoother than before? I take it if you're in Alaska, then snow hasn't been an issue for sua as well?
     
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