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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Sep 13, 2023 at 10:39 PM
    beef_supreme

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    Oh nice work. That’s pretty cool. I could probably get away with the bed cage (probably have to modify it a bit) and some holes in the bed.

    Mine is currently SUA and I was hoping to be able to reuse the bed cage and maybe initially the bypasses.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2023 at 11:14 PM
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    You guys running links and bypasses, what are you running, 2.5/2.5? 2.5/3.0? Front and rear the same?
     
  3. Sep 13, 2023 at 11:51 PM
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    3.0’s would be better - usually what you can afford - a full blow mid sized prerunner can run 4.5’s with enough horsepower
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2023 at 8:13 AM
    desertjunkie760

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    Typically you'll see one size bigger in rear compared to the front on an IFS or similar setups. That is unless you want to shove a 3.0 bypass up front then that's cool too. Depends on the build though. You talking your average prerunner or fully caged, LS, etc?
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2023 at 8:30 AM
    WormSquirts

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    Basically trying to decide for my truck which is fully caged, LS, etc.

    I was thinking between 2.5/3.0 or 3.0/3.5 which is probably overkill, but my truck will be heavy. Probably close to 7k
     
  6. Sep 14, 2023 at 8:57 AM
    Dalandser

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    You could probably get away with a 2.5 co’s unless you plan on moving down south and running long desert trails. Even 1450’s run 3.0 CO’s with tons of travel and power - 2.5’s should be plenty.
     
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  7. Sep 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM
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    Yeah I'm thinking 2.5/3.0 will work great for how I'll be mostly using the truck
     
  8. Sep 14, 2023 at 9:11 AM
    Caboose117

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    I did 3.0/3.5
     
  9. Sep 14, 2023 at 9:37 AM
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    2.5" C/Os and at least a 3.0" bypass. Would be better if you fit a 3.5" bypass in the rear. Your terrain doesn't allow for a lot of high speed terrain but 7k is heavy, I'm assuming that's a high estimate?

    You'll also want to take into consideration what spring rates you'll want to run. You may have some rate limitations for a 2.5" C/O (3.0 ID Spring) that a 3.0" C/O (3.75 ID Spring) would solve.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2023 at 9:39 AM
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    Presumably you could fit larger diameter springs around a smaller shock if you have the space between the bypass and the coilover, yes? Or really the coilover and anything it might get friendly with. On trailing arms I assume that's easier to fit.
     
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    https://www.polyperformance.com/agm-coilover-slider-assembly-for-2-5-w-3-75-id-lower-spring-adapter
     
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    Yes, this is one way around spring limitations. You only run a 3.75" lower spring with this configuration. You also have to configure the lower end of the shock to work as well. Eyelets & spring retainers are typically different for a 3.75" ID setup.
     
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    Cool, I'm certainly no expert. But just another option if there are spring related issues. Good to know!
     
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    It might be a bit high, but it's not a normal "prerunner" type build. Trying to make a truck that can crawl some of the harder trails locally here, then go down to the desert and hit whoops, then still camp out of for a couple weeks at a time, so it's still gunna have a fridge, water, camping gear, and a rtt or something to sleep in. It will also have a winch in the front.

    So with all that and the 32g fuel cell and tube work, I'm guessing it will be at least 6500

    I guess I could do a 2.5/3.0 in front and 3.0/3.5 in the rear, as that's where most of the weight will be.
     
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    working well for you?
     
  16. Sep 14, 2023 at 11:33 AM
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    Not true, the big springs go right on with the adapter rings, I run the 3.75 springs all the way around with 2.5 shocks.

    The leverage ratio of the trailing arms will decide what size shocks to run. If the shock mounts are just behind center the 2.5/3.5 is the minimum. If the shocks are further back the 2.5/3.0 works great and will have the same damping capabilities as a 2.5/3.5+
     
  18. Sep 14, 2023 at 11:57 AM
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    2.5 coil over with 3.75 springs and standard rod end/spring plate

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  20. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:16 PM
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