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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM
    Emtmeyer

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    Depends on how much chromoly and gusseting is involved, if it's being built to be like a trophy truck you should equally strengthen it.
     
  2. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:53 PM
    Mxpatriot

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    I'd rather center mount than be as wide as a lane.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Center mounts are still over 96" wide...
     
  4. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    That's BJ baldwin's trophy truck, made to blast 110 mph through the desert…. Its suspension is extreme in every sense of the word. There are tons of center mounts out there that aren't that wide.

    My question is… Has anybody ever center mounted a tacoma? How would you do that with the engine? I'm guessing you'd have to engine swap and stuff it into the cab as much as possible
     
  6. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    yea i have thought about it and can't think of how to do the front drive shaft really..

    guy on TTORA did a center mount 4runner though..used a supra diff.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:09 PM
    Emtmeyer

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    I haven't seen it yet...but I'd imagine you'd have to stuff the engine I. The firewall and make a modified j arm design to make it work
     
  9. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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  10. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    He means center mount

    image.jpg
     
  11. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    yea i know...that is center mount...look at it..

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    That's more on a narrower mounting point, center mount shares the same piece of metal on opposite faces, he still has over a foot between mounts, not saying it's bad, just not a true center. Looks like he just added lower brackets to mount to under the engine
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    You're talking center mount arms

    You're talking center mount diff

    Different things
     
  14. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM
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    Eh, same idea one is just 4wd and one is not. haha
     
  15. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Lol thanks conman, I was lacking vocabulary and brain cells. Is it just me or does his suspension look max droop at ride height?
     
  16. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    that would explain it.
     
  17. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    that shot isn't ride height.

    this is ride height.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    check out the big ass heim in the spindles too...and the steering looks maxed but the lowers and cvs look ok
     
  19. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    It's that spindle 2mm from the tire that's throwing me off
     
  20. Nov 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    I think center mounting a-arms is for prerunners only.
    Even if you had a center mount diff, your a-arms would still have to be mounted the same distance apart as you cv's. Else they won't keep parallel throughout travel
     
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