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Limit straps on stock arms. strong enough?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by colinb17, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    Hey guys, i figured yall know much more than the rest of the forum about this. after i revalve my icons, the shocks will be right where i want them, but i'm waiting on my winch before i revalve.

    in the mean time, i'm in the process of "protecting" my suspension and making it a little hearder to break and bend. i'm about to order spindle gussets, so that's a plus. i want to add limmit straps though, since the preload is pretty big on my shocks to handle the heavy bumper and IFS skid. whenever my wheels leave the ground for any reason, i'm afraid that after a while it'll damage the shock. the question is, will the stock LCA be able to handle a limit strap, or would i risk damaging it?

    as far as the setup goes, i was going to weld two tabs to the LCA and put the strap between the two. the straps, clevis, and clevis mounts will all come from kartek.

    the rear isn't as much of an issue, but while i'm on the topic, might as well run my plans for that by you. again, a clevis mount on the frame, and then if possible, i was going to attach the lower to the shock bolt. if that's not a good idea i can just weld on more tabs.

    thanks guys.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    i've seen people use straps on stock LCA and as far as i know they have not had any problems

    for the rear weld the lower tab to the axle, not the shock bolt

    run the strap like this so it doesn't fold outwards an get in the way of other crap

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    cool, so to confirm, just angle the tab on the axle towards the rear and put the one on the frame in line with the axle tab so it only has tension on it, and never a bending force? do you know who's done it on the front? i'm still trying to decide where on the arm is best.

    on another note, my total chaos spindle gussets were sent out tonight :D
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    i can't remember exactly the people who have dont it, but the people i have seen do it were all TTORA members.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    heres a couple of mjp2s on his stock arms

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    Looks like he has done the front and rear of the shock along with welding it to the lower control arm skid plate total choas offers.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Mjp2s front setup is a great example for your idea. As for the rear you don't need a clevis. Just tabs and limit strap. Run your limit straps like shown above so they don't get caught on anything. I initially made that mistake too the first time around.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    i don't have the LCA skids to weld to though. you think it would be substantial to weld a plate to the arm, and the tab coming off of that. kindof like where the clevis mount has been welded to a plate that has been welded to the frame.

    gues i'm wrong, but i thought some people liked to use clevises in the rear so they could adjsut for the strap stretching? i have no problem using jsut tabs in the rear, i'm jsut curious


    thanks for the help by the way guys.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    colinb17

    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    hah! look what i dug up

    [​IMG]

    gues it'll work out alright. not i jsut have to choose what length straps i need...........oh, and color of course :rolleyes:
     
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