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Long Travel BS Thread

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by amaes, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2013 at 6:23 PM
    jeffz0rz

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    No, I didn't weld that rusty top plate on like that lol.

    the coilover is in the way. I need to support the outside some how
     
  2. Oct 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    Why? All i see your missing is the inner anlge piece talked about yesterday..otherwise looks very similar to a lot of other bed cages i have seen..

    I guess you it you HAVE to take a piece from the out side and back down to the frame?
     
  3. Oct 26, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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    Just weld that rusty boomerang there.. That should strengthen it
     
  4. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    is this kind of bump steer normal? and if it isnt, how can I get rid of it? my guess is that when the arm compresses, the tie rod swings upwards and closer to the rack, toeing the tire in. but why isn't it doing it at droop too? its a total chaos full uniball kit
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  5. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    Are they toed in a little at ride height? I'm guessing they don't toe at droop because at full droop is where the tie-rods even up with the arms.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:28 PM
    blackhawke88

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    if you dont have double sheered tie rod mounts, then you can use bump steer spacers. There are a lot of write ups on how to measure and correct bumpsteer.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    theyre double shear, the heim fits perfectly into the spindle and a bolt runs through that. any other ideas?
     
  8. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    yea. cut the shears off and weld them to the correct position. I've seen it done a some kits in person and it got rid of the bump steer. A Failgage kit with Solo spindles from bumpsteer to clean travel in an afternoon.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    yeah i guess that's always an option, kinda weird that tc would make a kit with bumpsteer like that so I assumed it was an error in how its set up. It doesnt feel too bad though steering wise, I wouldn't have guessed until i saw pictures. should be fine once i move to coil overs and can lower the ride height and align from there. thanks guys
     
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    Might wanna have the front end done proper before blaming parts from the company. Any time I've come across a tc product they have been top notch. In my previous use of their product, when bumped and strapped as recommended, it performed as advertised. Get the front end out together the way it needs to be before you go cutting into a perfectly good set of spindles. If you want to push the numbers, you end up with adverse effects.
     
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    i miss my old truck :( haha
     
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    Just went an hit this like an hour ago haha
     
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    ... thats why i was asking if it was normal, and why i assumed it was not...
    its got correct castor, camber, toe, its got bumps and limit bumps, the shocks aren't bottoming out or over extending, and the uniballs aren't binding. hence why i was asking what i could do differently. i don't plan on hacking into these nice spindles, nor do i think its necessary... it must have something to do with my aftermarket steering setup. thanks for the input though
     
  16. Oct 27, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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    Too far forward will pull in like that, too high the same thing. Pull the shocks and torsion bars and cycle the suspension. You mentioned aftermarket steering ? Center link and tierods ?
     
  17. Oct 27, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    it has the total chaos heim tie rods, stock center link drilled for 3/4, double sheer idler arm gusseted with delrin , and gusseted pitman arm. as far as i can tell it looks decent, but i guess the only way to tell is to cycle it.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    Yup. Do you know if tc did the install ? Something is off at the spindle , where the steering is mounted. Id check out DR for the pre tacoma guys opinion. If you can wade through the bullshit and dip shits that is.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    TC did not do the install, I did it myself. I did some searches over there but I guess I should make a thread. I can take some pictures of it now and post them here, if that would help at all?
     
  20. Oct 27, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Hard to tell. Someone would have to have the same everything for it to make sense. Have you contacted tc ?
     

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