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Limit Straps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by colinb17, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Jan 18, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    colinb17

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

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    who has them? I know their purpose, that's about it. i'm curious to know how they are mounted (where you atach the top and bottom). how to determine the size you need. what load rating, and any other valid information.

    I've been curious about this for a while, but i'm finally asking now because i just recently installed a lift on my 07 , and run into a slight problem. i heard a small clunking when i go over larger bumps at higher speeds, or just those huge ass speed bumps at lower speeds. i jacked up the front, and found that at about 2.5 in of down travel, it seems like the uca is just grasing the spring. so lightly that the paint on the spring isn't even worn. but i figured, i could stop that by adding a set of limit straps that end the down travel at abotu 2.25 in.

    i know new ucas is the answer to this, but while i save up the money for a good set, i'm looking at this as a temporary solution...and then i could even use longer ones after the ucas as an extra safety

    so in addition to the general questions about limit straps at the top, is this a decent idea, and is it even doable with stock suspension?

    sorry about the long post, and thanks in advance for any/all answers

    pictures are encouraged btw:D

    -Colin
     
  2. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    no one? there have to be some LT guys out there with them.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    there are several LT guys on here. however it is a monday night...bump this tomorrow during the day and I bet some one will have your answer
     
  4. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    true, my schedule's all messed up. college student with no classes on tuesdays makes for a weird sleep schedule:eek:
     
  5. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    I'd say live with the rubbing until you get new a-arms, you'd probably have to fab some brackets for the straps and it might be more of a pain than it's worth. You could always lower your lift a little too. Mine does this with the OME's and the top plate, haven't gotten around to yanking the top plate out yet...
     
  6. Jan 18, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    you can buy them at kartek.com, dezertnation.com and a ton of other places. you would have to have someone mount them for you. i have them in front but my suspension was built and straps were going to go on from day one. don't know what size a stock taco would need. the ones i have are about 8" long. this is the only pic i have that shows them.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    so essentially what i would need is two brackets, one welded to the frame, and one welded to the lca? or could i bolt the lower part right to the same bolt that bolts the shock to the lca? and then i just need to figure out what size.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    ya i guess you could do that. have not seen a shock bracket on a stock lca in awile though but i am sure it would work.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    I can almost tell from the picture, but where did you weld the tab onto the frame of your truck. it looks like it's just to the rear of the bumpstop?
     
  10. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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  11. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    haha, thanks. take your time
     
  12. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    I have limited straps with the fox coilovers and stock lower arms, i put it because here in mexico the roads are totally different than in the US, im using a 16inch skyjacker with the 3inch lift so the shock wouldnt hit at the bottom.

    DSC03637.jpg
     
  13. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    did you secure it to the lca with the shock bolt, or did you weld on a tab? also, where on the frame is the top secured?

    sorry about all of the questions
     
  14. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Ok. Call Kartek and order their adjustable limit strap clevis and whatever length straps you'll need. The length will be based on your own measurements.

    Reinforce the frame where the clevis will mount and weld away. Attach the lower end of the strap through the lower shock mount bolt. Welded-on tabs have a habit of getting ripped off so you're best to use something extremely solid like this.

    Make sure there's no interference with steering or the front axle when locating the mount.

    On my first suspension setup:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    My current setup has the clevis welded to the frame and to the back side of the coil bucket. The lower end of the strap attaches using the lower mount for the bypass shock.
    [​IMG]
     
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    great looking setup! can you buy the weld-on bracket for the clevis, or do your just have to make your own? thanks for the detailed reply!
     
  16. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    wow, right on. that's a great source. do you know off the top of your head what the clevis and clevis mounts run?
     
  18. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    i like the new setup. funny how it's on a lift. what does your truck like better, lifts or jackstands. :laugh:
     
  19. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    No idea, honestly. It was a drop in the bucket during the build so it didn't stand out, but I sure as hell remember what the rear shocks cost.

    Anything but the ground. The truck HATES being on the ground. :p
     
  20. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Yes, i secured it with the shock bolt and above i drill a hole in the base where the coilovers are mounted, so that way its attached to the truck´s frame
     
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