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Leaf packs under axle, Why?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by gacandido2010, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    gacandido2010

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    Ive been researching Lt for awhile now but never understood the reason for putting the leaf pack under the axle. Is it for more wheel travel? if i did that would i have to get a new pair of shocks cause the travel is diff? would tht take away from my leaf pack lift?

    thanks guys
     
  2. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    But not yet long enough!
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Going LT but wants to re-use regular-travel shocks. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    more travel, longer shocks required, you should scrap any plans you have and read everything again and start over
     
  5. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    haha ya fuckin right, but thanks for the input
     
  6. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    You gonna wanna getcha some of these. Measuring tape is set at 12".

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    more travel is achieved, you could re use your shocks, but then they wouldn't suffice for the amounts of travel the SUA kit can pull

    Jandrews is fancy schmancy with his icons..... i like my foxes
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    New shocks shipped with no nitrogen?
     
  9. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Ideally, yes. Do you want to try and fight them during the mock-up process?
     
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    well i have fox 2.0s 10" extended travel
    and i wouldnt be doing this till i get a cage for 16" or 17" travel
     
  11. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    or pay the extra shipping of extended!
     
  12. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    You could make 10" travel work but you'd need to inboard them so much you'd probably have to re-valve to a stiffer rate.

    The better option would be a cantilever, but then you're talking $$$ in custom fab. And you would DEFINITELY have to re-valve. The nice part is you don't need a bed cage, so you can keep the usefulness of your bed.

    Seriously, keep researching. If you're asking these questions, you haven't done enough homework yet.

    That too. But seriously, even without N2 these things were a bitch to change length. I had to stick a chainsaw file into the shaft eye to get enough force to pull or compress the shaft during mockup. I couldn't do it by hand. I'm scared to take them off the truck because I'm not sure I'd be able to get them back on without discharging them first :laugh:
     
  13. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    also with sua you dont have to worry about axle wrap caused by the bump travel
     
  14. Sep 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    what is sua?
     
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    Spring Under Axle
     
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    thanks man^^
     
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    sua= spring under axle
     
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