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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:34 AM
    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Cool cool. I will do some drawings today and see what I can come up with. Probably a bad idea to start thinking about this but what the hell, right?
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:40 AM
    whitedlite

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    would you even notice axle swing on a tacoma?

    just assuming it's not a fully gutted race truck
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    you can buy 3 link kits relatively cheap and go from there.
     
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    I've never been in a taco with 3 link. Can feel it in 4runners though. :notsure:

    @Evenflow setup is super cool as its only a 14'' CO under the bed and pulls 20'' or something. Its a 3 link and Im sure he can answer that question.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    Yeah, his is what prompted me down this road.

    I really like the fully intact bed, and 20" is pretty crazy.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    They could, but they would still need to bent to mount the c/o’s and bypasses below the centerline of the pivots. They would also be pretty weak. When you put a coilover and/or bypass in the middle of the link you are adding a lot more force onto the links than if they are just locating your axle.
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Well shock mount location for starters...crawlers dont usually put the shock on the link and dont cycle the same amount of travel.

    The reason trailing arms are soo beefy is the leverage of the shocks is in the middle of an arm and the jarring forces of hitting things at high speed puts alot of stress on the links, whereas a crawler is just flopping around thru some slow rocks the stress isn't the same
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    run the ruffstuff URC trailing arms. cheap, light, strong and will work for both go fast and crawling.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Those are remarkably affordable
     
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    they are great, theres an old dodge bodied ultra 4 that ran their huge canoe links and they bent and got trashed, runs the URC arms now and has zero problems with them. They are killer
     
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    Finally straightened out the U boats and new bump pads

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    NO the Ruffstuff links will not work on a second or third gen taco the length vs CO mounting point are all wrong. This same issue holds true for every generic pre fab link I have seen. If you are going to buy pre fab links go with taco specific links IE: Solo or as someone else mentioned the complete 3 link kit from @dirt designs he has really dialed in the geometry amazingly well. I am going to mod my pan hard to match his design as I made a mild mis calculation in my design...nothing wrong really just that DD dialed in the pan hard positioning so well that from full bump to droop his kit only has 3/4” of lateral sway.


    about the lateral sway - I only noticed it for the first week, it’s no big deal at all compared to the massive benefits gained IMO

    ...it’s actually just a well positioned 12” CO. We crawled under the truck with rulers, tape measures, string etc for a few days mocking it up and laughed when we realized it would still pull 18-20” with the CO’s under the bed. All said and done right at 20” bumped and strapped. Front link pivot is on the side of the frame and it bumps at the bottom of the frame.

    You can kinda make out the angle of the dangles in this pic. The one admitted real pain in the ass with links is that you need massive jacks stands to be able to droop the fahka out in the garage...

    D81ADCBA-13D6-496C-969A-BA75A9A8525A.jpg
     
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    Most pre fabbed general 55" links work with access cab trucks...the double cabs tho is a different story.

    They all mount outside the framerail.. I had to do some magic to the rear body mount to get 14" of bump travel with a 54" link I designed.

    If keeping the bed if u dont mind goin to a fuel cell u can 4 link it or 3 link wishbone....theres enough room without the gas tank in the way.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    What I meant was the pivot is above the bottom of the frame rail. IE: Solo’s link mounts go to the side of the frame rail but hang below it, Trac’s hung low too.
     
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    Yea I see...they do that to get a better antisquat value. More in the 45-50% range, without doing that there isn't enough vertical real estate on the Tacomas to get that value...if urs is higher I'd venture to guess your more in the 70-80% range
     
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    forgot we were talking the DCSB. thought he was a long bed. yea definetly do a dirt designs kit.
     
  19. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    Anybody have thoughts or feedback on greasing poly bushings with Superlube w/ PTFE, Lucas Marine, or Lucas Red&Tacky?

    Seems like there is no concensus, and some places say use lithium based, some say use silicon based.
     
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