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Difference between mid and long travel?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by gacandido2010, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    gacandido2010

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    been doing research on long travel for awhile because i wanna do it after i finish my payments (3 years), but wuts the difference between long and mid travel?

    and yes i searched for it.....
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Mid travel is a uca and coil over combo yielding more travel than stock, iirc around 9-10".
    Long travel replaces the whole front suspension with longer arms and longer shocks giving around 12-15" travel typically. The longer arms widen the truck and make fiber glass fenders necessary
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    okay so basically the differnce is having LT kits like TC? this is just the front too
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    ya i read it
    im more confused on mid travel
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    As said above mid travel will keep the stock width. You gain a little bit of travel but usually pretty close to stock, usually consists of upper arms and an extended length coilover

    This would be mid travel (upper arms and coilovers)
    http://www.camburg.com/toyota/95-04-tacoma/performance-uniball-upper-arms-6/

    This would be LT (Wider by 3.5" - upper and lower arms, coilovers, etc etc)
    http://www.camburg.com/toyota/95-04-tacoma/toyota-tacoma-coilover-long-travel-offroad-system/
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    What everybody said above ^^^

    but in all consideration with other trucks...a TC kit getting 13.5" travel may still be considered mid travel. There are other trucks that get 16"+ travel with their front kits. just fyi
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Lol I was gonna say this, if you go to some other places the answer is different. The hardcore guys do not consider 13" LT
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    I have a question... Are there any "long travel" kits that keep the width of the front end narrow enough to NOT need new fenders? I would be interested in going LT for the extra articulation but I don't want the baja look. Sorry... just figured I would ask...
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Guys run the +2" per side kit from Allpro withouth glass fenders... you need the longer control arms to get the extra travel though so it'll need to be wider than stock to get beyond that 9"-10" range of travel.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Totally agree on this!

    I love the way my trucks runs. But in actual reality long travel is like 16"+ IMO
     
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    Cool, yeah I figured you can't really get much more travel due to the geometry of it all. Figured I was ask anyway. Thanks.... 2" doesn't seem bad though.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    ap and TC have a 2 inch over kit that doesnt require glass.



    and IMO anything that has longer than stock upper and lower controll arms is considered long travel.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Tc's 2" over highly recommends glass for tacomas .
     
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    yep, even with 33s the additional uptravel will tear your OEM fenders apart on the +2 kits
     
  16. Feb 24, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    AP needs the glass as well, unless you take a hack saw to your stock fenders. With 33's it will pummel the shit out of stock fenders.
     
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    I totally agree just mirroring what I've read and seen. All pro states they aren't necessary on their site but I know my setup already mashes into my stock fender flares before i hit the stops and I just have 285's with CO's and UCA's.
     
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    does the ap kit work for 1st gens?
     
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    With a setup of say icon extended coilovers and tc ucas . would you need extended front brake lines ? or would stock lines be ok
     
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    nope
    they might be pretty tight at full droop, never a bad idea to upgrade to stainless!
     
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