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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Jul 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM
    JordanSmith127

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    So trucks going back to the shop on thursday. Less than 1300 miles in 3 weeks and my gears are toast i even did a 1200 mile break in. I got 4.56s in the 8" trd offroad rear end, anyone else have a problem with breaking gears or is the shop im using doing something wrong on install? My buddy with the same truck had the same issue with less than 3000 miles and he had stock size 3.73s gears. From what it looks like hes gona fix it for free i belive but im kinda worried its just gona happen again :/
     
  2. Jul 7, 2014 at 12:22 PM
    thekernel114

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    Was the gears the problem? Or did you spin a bearing in the third. Talking with ecgs and they said its a common problem in elocker thirds.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM
    EL ROJO

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    Some bs right there Jordan! I had my truck regeared front n rear and had a bad whine in rear. Guy redid it with new gears (or so he said) and noise came back even worse. Took to Yotamasters and they pulled it and showed me the gears were not meshing good at all. They said it looked like the crush sleeve was jacked.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM
    desert guy

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    I got a question for all you guys.
    Where did this 52.5 inch leaf spring measurement # come about??
    I always here guys who are doing back end Long travel say that measurement. Just wondering?? thanks
     
  5. Jul 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM
    DTFtacoma

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    Matt Helton talked about it a while back.

    It's really more of a jumping off point to start cycling
     
  6. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    Check ur texts
     
  7. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM
    anthony250f

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    Anyone have a stock gas tank fs ? Or 12" shackles ?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM
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    This is correct. Him and I ran it all of the 2006 mdr series. I tried a ton of different shackle lengths and measurements that year and that is what worked the best. Until I started breaking main leafs like clock work every 18miles in Barstow. I even did a main leaf swap at a pit during the first race of 07. Nothing like passing linked v8 trucks with a leaf sprung v6 truck!
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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  10. Jul 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM
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    I ended up going to 54". On my truck at least, at 52.5" the leaves couldn't flatten out at full bump. It would compress the spring laterally forcing it to bow near the eyes. Moving the shackle mount back just a little allowed the spring to fully compress naturally. 05+ frames have a different rise than the 04- too, that may account for the difference. You can see both mounts, not much difference really.

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  12. Jul 7, 2014 at 3:41 PM
    DMCtacoma

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    Yeah the 52.5 was originally meant for the old ifs trucks. 94 and older. Different frame kicks would change it
     
  13. Jul 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM
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    I agree!! I remember you guys passing us in MDR in 2006. I was in a linked truck then and Helton would smoke all the linked guys in a leafspringer. It was wild!!
    My current leaf springer handles business down Barstow main. My rear end works really really good. So that 52.5 is a reference starting point. That makes sense. Because every truck is different when it comes down to it.
    When I built my class 2000 truck, I just cycled it with the main leaf only. Me and Sick Nick used nothing except geometry (of course checked pinion angle, driveshaft plunge etc....) Tried different shackles sizes and came up with a really good combination.
     
  14. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    Few shots of the old truck from November 06. We missed fastest lap in 1450 by less then a minute.

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    Launching ant hill in Barstow that race
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  15. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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    If I remember correctly the 52.5 originally came from Dan Vance's old pickup Tortuga
     
  16. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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  17. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    I think I read that on DR when I was doing my research.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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  19. Jul 8, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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    Does it not bolt up where the stock 3.4 was?
     
  20. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    anyone done a recessed tire mount on a 1st gen?
     
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