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Extended travel worth it?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacundra, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. tacundra

    tacundra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a new to me 07 DCSB 4x4.

    I have run spacers, fagtech's, bilstein's, sway-a-way's and Icon's on prior tacoma's.

    I have never run an extended travel coilover with the UCA. I know it will help with alignment when going 3" on the lift.

    Is the extra droop travel worth the extra expense for the UCA? what say you?

    Trying to decide which way I am going with suspension this time.
     
  2. 97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    yes!!

    ext travel FTMFW
     
  3. jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    The answer, as normal, is it depends on you, the driver.

    If you're a mall crawler, or even only go offroading once a year, then no not worth it. If you actually wheel your truck on any regular basis and want to get the most out of it, then yes. I beat the shit out of my midtravel setup and it was well worth the coin.

    If you end up with a uniball UCA, there will be more cleaning/maintenence involved than a regular ball joint. However the benifits are of course the extra travel/articulation and the ability to actually get your caster back into spec.
     
  4. tacundra

    tacundra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I do wheel...I probably wont beat my 07 as bad as this one:

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    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    i think you would be better off going with long travel lol:D
     
  6. tacundra

    tacundra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone run both extended and standard travel? What is your opinion?
     
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    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    He had stock length Coilovers (Walker Evan's) and now has Fox Ext. Travel, he could give you a good Idea of the difference.
     
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    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    I've ran both. I'll answer "opinion" with my previous statement. It's obviously called an upgrade for a reason.

     
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