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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:05 PM
    ntydog13

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  2. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM
    anthony250f

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    Anyone have a stock gas tank fs ? Or 12" shackles ?
     
  3. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM
    DMCtacoma

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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!
     
  4. Jul 7, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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  5. Jul 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM
    jberry813

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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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  7. 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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM
    DMCtacoma

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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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    Glamis
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  10. Jul 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM
    Supermoto

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    If I remember correctly the 52.5 originally came from Dan Vance's old pickup Tortuga
     
  11. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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  12. Jul 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    I think I read that on DR when I was doing my research.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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  14. Jul 8, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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    Does it not bolt up where the stock 3.4 was?
     
  15. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:02 PM
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    anyone done a recessed tire mount on a 1st gen?
     
  16. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM
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    Like one tire flat at bed level? If your going bigger than 33" it most likely wont clear the shackles.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:34 PM
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    Sorda like this? [​IMG]
     
  18. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:35 PM
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    My issue was that with the 33" butted right up against the gusseting on my rear bumper my axle would make contact with the tire with all the extra uptravel. If I was still SOA It would have been fine though.
     
  19. Jul 8, 2014 at 9:39 PM
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    Negative. Looks good in there but fab up some tabs and it will work , rather just use the money than add parts i dont need haha.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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    Mullen did it better

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    pretty sure it's a 33 though. It's getting harder and harder to find MF pics


    EDIT: Fixed the pic
     
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