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Get a load of the ball (joints) on that guy

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by ZrowGz, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:22 PM.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    ZrowGz

    ZrowGz [OP] I'm a n00b.

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    I'm doing a frame swap and we're doing longish travel in the rear. I plan to do LT up front soon. Once the swap is done.
    One thing I dislike about these first gens is the LBJs and how they kind dangle. Wobble to and fro... Which of the available LT kits replace the LBJs with the new LCAs? I'd love to have something a little more bombproof than the dangling balls they come with stock.
    Sorry if this has been clearly discussed previously. Just point me to that thread and I'll STFU
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    JaCado

    JaCado The Church of @ODNAREM

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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    Home built Mid Travel Front and rear, need help new to this
    Esb makes a kit with lower Uniballs as well,
    Plenty of ways to beef it up, Yes the LBJs seem flimsy, i mean 4 bolts hold it in ic hanged my bolts to grade 8 and haven't had a problem thus far,
    I believe a few others make lower uniballs as well, but look at some of the total chaos guys running LBJ and they hold up just fine to some serious stuff.
     
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  5. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:52 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    He's 4x4, but yeah lots of guys do the stock spindle / lbj lt route for sure. @BikerinBlak909 just got a 2wd kit from JD fab I believe that does away with the lbj
     
  6. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:54 PM
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    Home built Mid Travel Front and rear, need help new to this
    ESB has a 4x4 Kit, check out their new site,
    He is making parts again and with his numbers pushing past the 13" mark bet more people go that route once they hear about it.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    Wow, talk about making a comeback - without seeing something regarding what cv's he'll offer, I'd stick with DD or Solo - that can be a pita and an expensive rabbit hole, but hopefully we'll see what it is altogether on a truck here pretty soon.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    forget what company he said he uses and forgot the price but i want to say way cheaper then total chaos, think like 300 or so each, but deff dont quote me on that.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2018 at 10:36 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Taco-mas!

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    TC can just use parts store 1st gen tundra cv's unless you want to go all out w/ custom shafts. With a 4.5 kit you'd have to be totally custom and there's not many places that do that (RCV is the only one I know of without having a friend at a machine shop that would make it worth your time) and that's like $700 a shaft.
     
  10. Nov 11, 2018 at 12:06 AM
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    right, its just the shaft that makes the length. Then machine off the lip of inner cv and high angle cv boots. There is a write up to make your own that is 3.5 over,
    i'm using same thing from CVJ however i had them make another notch to extended my axles .5" over a stock tundra 18" shaft, the reason is my kit is about 4" over perside. They did say they could match my original .75" with a custom shaft how ever the shaft from them alone was 250.00 i believe and the .5" works for me.
     

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