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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:30 PM
    Dalandser

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    3 link > any sua

    Check out @taco_sos on IG - he has stuff on here too where he installed a RuffStuff 3 link.

    Best SUA? Unfortunately nearly all dudes saying their kit "pulls 20" of travel" aren't posting videos of their kits cycling and performing with an actual shock tune. DK, DMZ, JD Fab, seem like most legit candidates with DMZ having the largest evidence of testing and performance over the years, but Boosted (Boostie?) Beef on IG has a well set up DK kit too.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:34 PM
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    Agreed, I think links are probably the best option if you are willing to toss down the coin. The adjustability/flexibility of coilovers seems like a big advantage to me, but I'm usually also carrying a bit more variable bedweight. the DD 3-link has the most appeal to me for "entry-level" [aka not moving your tank/building a legit cage] linked kits.

    I also have no hands on time with any of them though, so anyone can feel free to correct me.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:42 PM
    Dalandser

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    The price difference isn't huge if you are fabricating everything from a kit like Ruff Stuff.
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:43 PM
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    I’m getting JD fab’s kit. It’s 17”-19” of travel depending on if you notch the frame and every thing is bolt on except the shock mounts and the spring perch. It also is adjustable with ride height and spring rate. I ordered same shocks in the picture king 3.0 triple bypasses with anodized reservoirs.

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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:44 PM
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    DMZ is for sure the most tested and well respected.

    Camburg had a somewhat newer kit that hasn’t been run on many trucks that I’ve seen, but I think they boast a few more inches of travel.

    Giant’s kit has big numbers but I’ve heard e geometry is whacky or it’s got issues.

    Dirt king has a new kit that notches the frame, says like 19” of travel but I’ve yet to see it really in action. That said they make good stuff.

    I forget the company but a other company recently finished a kit that pairs with their cantilever system and boasts 19+ inches of travel. Again not much real word usage that I’ve seen.

    Dirt designs would be my personal choice of money isn’t an issue. All the travel and the benefits of links.

    there’s more custom and smaller shop kits as well
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:59 PM
    Sterling_vH111

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    Vs like Dirt designs?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:00 PM
    Dalandser

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    I don't know Steve's price, I meant SUA kit vs Ruff Stuff's 3 link.
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:28 PM
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    Pelfreybilt front bumper, Relentless: Slider's, bed rails, rear bumper, Prinsu with 40" s8. Custom Made bed bars. TC +2 long travel. Archive Garage rear towers/shackle flip/SUA. King Air bumps. King LT Coilovers in front. King 12x2.5 shocks in rear. ARB rear air locker and twin compressor. SCS f5's with 33" Ridge Grapplers. More stuff that is toooooo long to list....lol
    I wanna say someone on here was saying around 4-5 for pretty much everything minus coils. I was originally selling myself on full like 55" canoe lower links and full custom prerunner style bed and all but the amount of energy expended vs getting steve's kit seems almost not worth it for my use i think. I guess what i'm wondering really is if i 3 link with Dirt Designs kit is it unreasonable to maybe easily make some changes in maybe swaybar or something and go for like a long drive? i just don't wanna get myself into this thing and then have to trailer it everywhere.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    You could link a truck using ruffstuff brackets and URC links for less than 1500 bucks, then coilovers run 12-1400 bucks, bed cage can be built for 200$ in tube
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:39 PM
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    I think the shock mounting on the urc's is in the wrong spot for a short bed without cutting into the cab, I could be wrong though but i think i remember reading someone talking about it a while back.
     
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    For your use I'm sure a good 3 link wouldn't keep you from having a bunch of fun while keeping the truck pretty useable. Planning out a sway bar isn't a bad idea if you're building the rearend and make accommodations you could add one if you weren't comfortable with street manners later. Definitely always keep the goal of the truck in mind before just going with the biggest parts around - if they don't suit your needs of course. Otherwise it'll probably not be a truck you hold onto.
     
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  13. Jan 14, 2021 at 2:42 AM
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    No you’ll have to stretch it for a DC, that’s what I’m doing to my truck for my camburg links. But the URC arms do come in a single shock mount which is the closest mount to the axle, which will work perfect for running a coilover only. Not quite a full linked truck, but also not quite a short course set up
     
  14. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    I’m selling my old sua leafs. $300 for all pictured. The main set is a hybrid of Engage and locally made mains. The other set are Deaver F67’s with a broken main. Out of all these springs you will be able to build a good set of usable springs located in north Sacramento for pick up only.

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  15. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:20 AM
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    Steve’s prices is 3000$ for the 4 link kit with frame side pivots and all heims included
     
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    I have the camburg sua, and rj fab cantilever. If i were to do it again i would have done the dmz kit. I had (have) some quality control issues with camburg, and when I talked to them they pretty much told me I'm an idiot, and to kick rocks.

    RJ fab has been a dream to work with. I think I'm around 17in of travel. Next step is tuning. Going to be interesting with the variable rate of shock travel through the cycle.
     
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    Anyone have a link to the Dirt Designs 3 link kit? Didn't know they made one.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    They don’t really have a website I don’t think. Can tag him in here for more info @dirt designs. I believe @sytfu510 and @jjhitchen are running their kit
     
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    Doesn't look like it. Only a Facebook page. Thanks. Just doing research. Probably going the 3 link route and keeping my gas tank in the next rendition of my rear end.
     
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