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Fitting 35’s with minimal trimming NOW ADDING LONG TRAVEL AND 934 CV’s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by 81Trekker, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:31 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Sounds like literal hell and a lot of wasted tube, if I could even get it tight fitting enough for tig.
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:35 PM
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    Ok. Figured this would be the best place to ask. After watching Nates video, how would running Oe replacement coils work on a 2.5 LT kit? Assuming proper limit straps and bump stop it may work? Since watching that video it's been going thru my head. Lol
     
  3. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:04 PM
    Sixthelement

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    That’s been brought up before. Doesn’t really work.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:04 PM
    Slashaar

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    I feel the same, coastal says to bevel the edges of each plate and I guess I didn't bevel enough so the pieces didn't quite line up the way I wanted but I made it work. If I did it again it'd be 100x better now that I have the experience. We built a 4R rear after my front and it turned out way better.
     
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    I didn't think so. It's just been a constant though as to what the limiting factor would be other than less travel.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:07 PM
    Slashaar

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    I'd try it. Honestly want to dive head first into doing this kind of work. Barrier to entry is space and tools.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:08 PM
    81Trekker

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    Works fine with OE King/Fox shocks, just loose a little travel
     
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    So that’s a no on you doing an exo? Because an exo would be killer on your truck. And that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t like them…
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2022 at 6:59 PM
    Sixthelement

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    @Vegasstunts answer from the man himself
    Looks like your ready to go!
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:44 PM
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    What video are you referring to? I need some entertainment. :anonymous::popcorn:
     
  11. Jan 25, 2022 at 11:43 PM
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    It’s no jaws for me, turning between centers :D
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  12. Jan 26, 2022 at 1:07 AM
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    I’m fairly decent at fitting with a notcher, but my buddy who I’m helping do my cage in my taco right now doesn’t believe in them….he has also never mig welded a cage in…..practice makes perfect I guess…lol
     
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    Either the latest or one back dirt lifestyle nate used extended travel bilstien shocks on his rclt. He said he did all the measurements and they work for that kit
     
  14. Jan 26, 2022 at 3:18 AM
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    I’ve only seen a few that I like and they’re super tight fitting with some complex bends to follow the body lines nicely. That’s simply outside of my skill set.
     
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    The biggest downside to exo cages is getting enough triangulation so they don't just collapse on a hard roll. They don't always protect the body that well. I'm not a fan on larger cab vehicles. On the smaller single cabs it's almost like an internal. There's a father daughter WE rock team I follow and the daughter flopped down a 20ft drop. The exocage on their XJ buckled like the knees of a politician because they didn't have enough triangulation to prevent the shear movement. Girl got lucky she didn't get hurt. A cage of any sort IMO it's first job is protecting the passengers if it can't do that well all you're doing is adding a bunch of weight for some body sliders. Not worth it to me.
     
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    If you play your cards right on an exo you can make them just as tough as any interior cage. The only thing you really can't do is door bars. It all has to do with how they are built. Any poorly designed cage is going to fail. But I will agree, it would be a challenge to get enough triangulation to survive a super hard flop.

    IMO lots comes down to tube diameter and wall thickness. Many don't take into consideration how heavy some of these rigs are. And that's a huge deal.
     
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    This one?

    https://youtu.be/P_8Ki9JOycM
     
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    That's cuz rclt only gets around 10" of travel. It's a bit of a joke. Also not sure why anybody would spend all this time and money installing a high performance suspension, then put in cheap shocks that can't even be rebuilt or tuned. What a waste of time.

    After watching some of the video, for some reason I had it in my mind he was using 6112s. But he's actually using 8112, which are good shocks, but they have specifics bump, ride, and extension zones that probably won't work with a set up other than oe.
     
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  19. Jan 26, 2022 at 9:23 AM
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    Tube Dia and wall thickness only get you so far when you're missing shear strength. Exo cages are huge compromises for safety. That's the main point of a cage.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2022 at 10:58 AM
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    LOL it seriously only pulls around 10"? My Mid travel probably pulls that. Imagine spending that kind of money for zero gains.
     
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