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Difference between long travel and mid travel

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Annolino122, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Sep 26, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    I was searching through some threads about LT and MT suspensions, already deciding on my stage 5 icon MT.... is all it takes to make it a LT kit is the wider UCA's and LCA's? aside from hardware to remount things, is that essentially the difference?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    Total chaos UCA's, icon coils, deaver long travel leaf pack with icon resi's, k and n intake
    No the shocks are diffrent aswell mid travel consists of a stock length uca normally with a uniball and a extended travel 6 in coil. Where long travel is anywhere from 2 to 4 inchess wider then stock depending what kit you run with 8 in coils
     
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    Can't find the stage 5 on their website.
    LT uses 2.5 8-10" coilovers, and yes, longer uca's and lca's.
     
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    and longer CVs if your 4wd..

    and extended steering

    and about 4-6'' more travel.

    and about 3000 bucks more..or so..give or take.
     
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    Stage 5 is just 2.5 inch reservoired icon shocks in the back instead of the 2.0 inch.
    SDHQ off-road has the higher stage kits
    http://store.sdhqoffroad.com/2005-currenttacoma0-35suspensionsystemstage5.aspx

    but if you get the extended travel coil overs and shocks like i am that add 1.5 inches of travel to the coil over than essentially, with the wider UCAs, LCAs, and other parts like blackdawg said, they're pretty much the same set up, just paying for LT conversation later on won't be as damaging to my bank account.

    their rep at icon said the extended travel Icon coil overs can get up to 10 inches of travel
     
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    I'd save up and do it in one go, if you're already planning on LT

    I spent way too much money swapping suspensions up to MT; switching to LT would be way worse

    nothing translates over from MT to LT, especially if you're going to run it hard.

    you can't use "normal" MT exptended coilovers with a LT kit
     
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    No you'll still need a different coil over too. The Mid travel coil overs are 6.25'' of travel.

    Long travel coil overs at 8 or 10'' of travel.

    you can't use the mid travel coil over with a LT kit. Won't work.

    You bank account is gonna take a hit no matter what. Its why not everyone does it.
     
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    Stage 5 kit is plenty to get your di*k wet especially in AZ......can hit the fast stuff and still crawl through tight rocky trails. Do it right the first time and got Stage 5 but add a full replacement leaf pack and Icons bolt on hydro bumps. The rear will take all the abuse off road so don't skimp there. LT front is useless if the rear cant keep up!
     
  9. Sep 26, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    thats why im going with the stage 5 MT... i was just curious about the LT kit just to see if you could do the swap. I plan on doing more trails and crawling then high speed dunes and wide open areas. The width of the truck is perfect for what i do so no need for the LT, just curiosity

    but sublime... what are you talking about for the rear? i that the 2.5's and the add-a-leaf was the suggested way to go if i didnt want to remount and reframe my back end?
     
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    a full leaf pack will always outperform an AAL on a weak stock pack

    unless you're going LT, or want a custom setup outback, you don't have to change anything with the rear frame
     
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    so getting an all-pro rear leaf kit for the $450 is worth it than actually paying the $150 for AAL
     
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    Had a PM about a pack that won't jack up the back end of my truck and more forgiving than the stiff all pros
     
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    The aal with the 2.5" rears will actually do pretty good but the stock leafs with aal can't take a ton of punishment. Bottoming out is a major issue with these trucks as we don't have a ton of compression travel so a better bump stop is usually needed. Those 2.5's properly valved will help with bottomimg out so I would just roll with that for awhile or feel you need more out of the rear.
     
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