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First attempt at building a LT kit

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by DTFtacoma, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    DTFtacoma

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    I plan on doing that when I build my next kit its prob gonna be 4-5" over with vertical uni-balls for more travel :eek:
     
  2. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Sounds like you are making a JSI style race kit. Most people here on TW have never seen a kit like that. With something like that I'm pretty sure you are going to have to heim the UCAs and LCAs so you can get the proper adjustment to get it somewhat aligned to drive straight.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    Only difference is I'm gonna design mine lol
    http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/parts-accessories/88599.htm

    I'm gonna do heim uppers but still use bushings on the lowers but that's down the road prob gonna do 10" coilovers with shock hoops and an engine cage :D
     
  4. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    Yeah I read that story over on TTORA also. lol

    Sounds like you are going to build it right then. Makes me sorta wish I had a 2x4 still lol
     
  5. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    My buddy has a tacoma just like yours he just pulled the front CVs and shafts

    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157462&page=2
     
  6. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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  7. Sep 7, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Pshhhh just go faster lol

    Yeah just having 2WD can get shitty real quick lol at least now I'm badass at driving in sand :cool:
     
  8. Sep 7, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    yup. and when you do get stuck I can pull you out :p
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Coming to surf and turf? or any of the Pismo meets?
     
  10. Sep 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I've been driving the truck for the past 2 days it handles great on and off road. I hit a some washboard type terrain last night going 70+mph it soaked it up no problem :D I maintained total control the entire time

    I'll post pictures later today
     
  11. Sep 12, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Dude thats sick! Congrats and keep us updated :cool:
     
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    In your last two pics it looks like something is rubbing on your rims on the inside?
     
  14. Sep 12, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    post pics of finished set up with the wheels on
     
  15. Sep 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    sounds like a success?!
     
  16. Sep 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks will do

    Yeah that was my last LT kit not built be me

    Need a camera the one on my phone broke :(

    Ohhhh yeah!
     
  17. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    Finally bought a camera

    Plus its badass lol Badass Camera for sale

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    Time to do the rear
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    I ran into one more problem when I built my jig for the upper arms they cam out 3/8" too long so even with full adjustment on my alignment cams its off like a degree but I've been able to drive no problem already put over 1200 miles on the kit.
     
  18. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    that thing looks tough! nice work :thumbsup:
     
  19. Sep 28, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    looks good! when you gonna make one for a 5lug?!?! haha jk:D:rolleyes:
     
  20. Sep 28, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    To much to list!
    You running heims or bushings on the upper arm? How much over are your arms compared to stock? Truck does not look that wide reason I ask.

    Edit: depending on the size of the upper arm you may be able to cut it and use the square bungs and run heims on the upper
     
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