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Engage LT with full ALLPRO Trail Armor ?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by tostidos, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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    tostidos

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    Ok guys wonder if any of you are running the Engage or simliar LT Kit with ALLPRO Bumpers/Skids/Rockguards. Been mulling it over and am wondering if the ALLPRO setup all around is too heavy for LT. Im not going to race my truck but i want it to perform and be adequately protected in all environment including wooded areas as well as the open desert. If I decide to go with it I will post pics and let you guys know how it works out. Post your ideas even if you arent running this setup and input would be appreciated. not an easy decission considering all the goodies from allpro including a winch is ~$5K installed.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    I think for your intended use thats a great set-up. You may want to talk to All-Pro about different spring rates and valving on your new coil overs to compensate for the extra weight of the armor and winch.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Keep in mind the engage and TC Long travel kits make your truck quite a bit wider in the front, so if trails is your main thing you may want to look at the AP long travel kit as well. Its not as wide from what i understand and you can still get decent articulation. Someone correct me if im wrong.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    No man your right. I thought he had picked the All-Pro kit.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Wouldn't you need big glass fenders too, which wouldn't line up with the AP bumper? (well I don't think it would) and I don't believe the AP glass fenders would have a large enough opening for running the Engage kit
     
  6. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Ill have to check but ALLPRO has glass fenders and I assume they match up to their bumper. also it may not be enough for the engage kit. Ill have to ask but when i was talking to Engage they told me there shouldnt be any issues with the allpro bumper as far as clearances. I understand that it'll be a little wider but the majority of my wheeling will be in open desert i just want the option to go into some trails if it comes up. thanks for the input I will definitely ask about valving now!
     
  7. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Desert Runner no doubt! Thanks for the pic! Looks great!
     
  8. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    Allpro is 2+ wider then stock
     
  9. Jan 28, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    You usually would not want a front heavy truck if you are interested in playing in the desert. Most prerunners do not mount heavy plate bumpers or winches in the front. Just skidplates for lawn dart protection. Example:

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    Now if you are using LT to crawl, then you should be okay...but out in the desert you stuff tires all day through the jumps and whoops and you don't want coil bind.

    P.S. Mike is a Crazy driverrrrr hahaha :p
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    A nice tubed front bumper with a skidplate will protect you just fine. You can also do a tube/plate hybrid rear bumper if you want. KR Fab is in Lancaster and he can make you whatever you want at a fair price. Perhaps you want a hyrid front bumper as well?
     
  12. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    You need to set up bumps correctly and you wont be coil binding reguardless of what bumper you have. Coil bind is bad news and will ruin your shocks
     
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    Hmm good info. I was told by engage that there isnt any clearance issues with the bumper but i can see being heavy in the front would bring the front end down more. maybe I should reconsider. The ALLPROs look sweet but maybe that is going overboard. probably cheaper for tube bumpers?!
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    But also I dont plan on jumping this fucker like mike till the warranty is gone and i replace it as my daily driver. that white taco looks sick.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Not bad, yea that's Freeze's truck it's sweet, uhm well if you go with the APbumper, I'm sure with a new/stiffer spring and some revalving you should be able to ride fine without any sag!
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    another question for engage when I get the LT. Ill be posting a build thread eventually and Ill let everyone know what was recommended and what I did.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Yea, make sure you keep us up to date on what's going on!
     
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    Engage can fab you a tube bumper for a good price. Trust me, once you go LT, your foot stays on the skinny pedal. You should be good with a 600 lb. spring rate. Save money and then you can do the rear!
     
  19. Feb 2, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    I like the way you think. how much you think the bumpers and skids would run from them? maybe they can hook me up for full front and rear with bumpers and skids for around 10k? that would be a sick deal!
     
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    mccneil off road did this kids truck with trailing arms kings, 17 inches of travel, front and rear. front and rear bumpers and a bed cage. for 7k! oh and an engine cage!
     
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