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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:50 PM
    Supra4x4

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    Good stuff, thanks guys. @snowsk8air2 Yeah I just want to get a baseline to start with. Accutune is about an hour drive away so If it isn't too my liking I can always have them help me out with either spring swaps or valving. I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to the shim stacks, I understand suspension cycle and shocks but how the oil works with the different shims and all that technology is new to me. Haven't gotten to crack anything open, but maybe eventually I'll be able to do my own rebuilds and valving.
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:04 PM
    Dalandser

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    For sure, there's tidbits for first gens I only share with others on a case-by-case basis and that said, they're not even super applicable to most first gens.

    Not far from me then - a few regulars on here are not far from him.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:09 PM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    Well a good starting point would be what @Robertocritser posted. The only thing I’d change would be a straight 15 stack for rebound. That setup is basically what I had after my first revalve which I thought worked great until I started trying to keep up with linked trucks. Then 15/8 valving for rear bypasses. Nothing too fancy there
     
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  4. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    What shocks are you going to?
     
  5. Oct 23, 2019 at 11:16 PM
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    ADS 8” coilovers to use with a DK kit. I have ADS bypasses in the back and want to keep the it all the same
     
  6. Oct 24, 2019 at 7:08 AM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    ADS are great shocks and they are great guys. Got to hang out with them in August and talk shocks, bypass layouts and what not. Had I known about them sooner I probably would have gone that route instead of king.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    thanks. what happens to the crank case hose? Is there a better way than those little cheesy case filters from o,o,o,o,oreallys?
     
  8. Oct 24, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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  10. Oct 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    I agree, I was being picky when I was researching the big three, King, Fox, Icon. Really came down to the quality of ADS hardware, the price to performance, and I like the finish.
     
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    I ordered the hose for a TRD intake that has that
    And I’m using that tube pre MAF
    Then I’ll use just whatever I need on the other side
     
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    Question for those running fiberglass bedsides. Are glass bedsides strong enough to run a Roof Top Tent and rack, and tool boxes?

    Pic for refrence.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Absolutely not. But I'm running just glass, no bed. Very fragile.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    I would not risk it on the glass. Make sure everything ties in and bolts to the bed bolts that go to the frame and you will be fine.
     
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    Nope. You will need to make the stuff bolt directly to the metal sub structure.
     
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    As said previously, removing the bedsides greatly reduces the rigidity in the bed, but to make my bed rails probably a little stiffer than they were from the factory, I fit some 1x1 tube in there. I'll tie it into the bottom of the bed at the ends when I design my bed rack system. I wouldn't do much more than a soft topper with a few light tools somehow mounted on them, and as @SanClemTaco said the plan would be for me to make a beefier bed rack that ties into the frame with probably 1.5/1.75" tube if I turn to the dark side and buy a tent.

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  18. Oct 25, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    I ran a RTT with a rack this summer. Bought some starboard strips to distribute weight and take up the space missing from bed caps being removed.
    I wouldn’t smash the dunes or shred the gnar like that but it held up fine.
     
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    First gen bedsides are spot welded on and kind of surround the top of the bed rail which makes it way weaker when they're removed - the remaining sheetmetal isn't as durable as 2nd gen composite.
     
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