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How did you install your long travel?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Lil'Taco, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Aug 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Lil'Taco

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    So I've ordered a total chaos lt suspension for my front end and am trying to get it installed. I would like to do it myself but also ordered all the gussets to go along with the install, so I need a welder and someone to weld them.

    Just to do the front end and gussets how did everyone get theirs done? Just take it to a shop, have someone come and weld them where the truck is apart in pieces? I'm struggling to find someone to come help weld and just need some help on how to get this project done!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Supra TT

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    No friends nearby that have a welder? I suppose if no one is around, just take it to a shop and have them weld them on. They should be able to get in there as long as the tire is off.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Shiftytaco

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    MotoXdoer

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    k&n cai 63 series intake, blacked out headlights, blacked out tailights, magnaflow pro offroad 17115 dumped, URD competetion y-pipe, total chaos 3.5" long travel, fox 2.5x8" remote resevoir shocks, allied 4" spindles, toytec 2" AAL, 20% tint up front and 5% rear, satoshi grille, ddm 50w 6000k hid's. wet okole custom trd seat covers with heaters. 4:56 nitro gears with arb rd129 air locker, arb ckmta12 dual air compressor.
    Take old suspension off and grind down coil bucket metal area then weld in gussest and paint
     
  5. Aug 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Long Travel Total chaos kit, fox shocks, smp fab , dmz sua, glassworks, method wheels.
    Look for a fab shop by you . There are a bunch by me but I'm 500 miles south . Do you have fiber glass front fenders for the kit too ?
     
  6. Aug 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    Lil'Taco

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    I've already talked to Jerry at B.A.M.F. He would be able to do the welding at his shop but wouldn't be able to have the truck torn apart at his shop. So I would be installing everything driving it there uninstalling welding reinstalling and then getting an alignment done. Sounds like a lot of unnessisary work.

    I was hoping to do all the other work myself to save some money and finally get some use out of my degree... Minus the welding part of course.

    The fenders will be ordered soon, and installed before I take it off road.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Yeah way to much work . Might have to come down to la'ish area. Post your needs in the San Diego and so cal threads .
     
  8. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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  9. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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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
    are you planning on buying one?
    there are tons that would work, some better than others, some worse.

    it really depends, how much are you going to use it in the long run and what on? thats the deciding factor on which one you should get in my opinion.
    also, whats your budget for one
     
  10. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Yeah do it right the first time . It should take about to days to gusset everything and install the LT set up minus fenders .
     
  11. Aug 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    I was looking around to maybe rent one for Jerry to use since he said he wouldn't bring his to my house if I were to do it there.
     
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