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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:17 PM
    desertjunkie760

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    I'm not going to disagree with this. There's a lot of missing info in the original question. The leverage ratio changes everything on the topic but he also mention a truck that's going to weigh 7k lbs. Either way you agree that a 3.0" bypass would be the minimum recommended size, correct?
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:17 PM
    Caboose117

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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    Insert *this is fine* meme here
     
  3. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:20 PM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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  4. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:29 PM
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    In the first post you quoted, Harry literally says “adapter rings” lol
     
  5. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:29 PM
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    This is my trailing arm design I've been working on. Shocks are pretty far back towards the axle cuz I'm trying to keep the wheelbase shorter without putting the shocks in the cab while the cab is moved back 2.5"

    IMG-20230627-WA0000.jpg
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2023 at 12:43 PM
    desertjunkie760

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    Yup, he sure did. That was a long way around to come to the same result. :violent:
     
  7. Sep 14, 2023 at 1:02 PM
    Caboose117

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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    Decided to take the 6.2 I built for the taco and put it in my Silverado
    Sold my 5.3 now trying to decide between
    LS454, LT1 built similar to the last one but bigger bore, Or
    Buy the L8T block
    Bore it out to 7.0L and try to be a real hood rat.
    Don’t want to make any comments on the lack of fab work since he stays pretty busy with other jobs that are better pay so no blame there.

    still trying to get the DD links sold and eventually I’ll have some Deaver HD leafs to sell whenever it stops sitting on them

    I’ve got blitz links for the truck now that are 55’s so I’ll have some shocks in the cab but theoretically a better ride and performance
    40’s seems to be the tire of choice so it’s been sitting on some used projects while it sits under a tarp

    I’ve been pricing out a 3.0/3.0 front shock package but haven’t pulled the trigger
    And I am heavily debating selling off my 50Gal fuel cell and and just letting him do a rear mount tank instead of a trunk like I’ve been wanting.

    still undecided on a transmission since I really want drivability if/when I go on hwy

    I haven’t seen the truck in a few years so I’m assuming from the rat turds I saw last time all my wiring is gone so I am mentally budgeting for a full wire job

    I guess I’ll know more about where I stand on the build list when the Nissan gets finished and that spot opens up

    so
    I’m hoping/ planning
    1000hp (ish)
    40’s
    3.0 3.0 F
    3.0 3.5 R
    Sometime before 2030
     
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  8. Sep 14, 2023 at 1:19 PM
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    Why are you doing your own? How much different would these be? RuffStuff URC Trailing Arms, Pair (ruffstuffspecialties.com)
     
  9. Sep 14, 2023 at 1:41 PM
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    Because it's a good project to practice cad and I have a plasma table, plus I can make them the exact length and motion ratio I want, just for the price of steel. Plus it's just cool to do it all myself. I'll be designing and building a J-arm front setup next.
     
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  10. Sep 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM
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    LS Swap with RSG Tranzilla, Custom hi clearance front bumper, Relentless: Slider's, bed rails, rear bumper, Prinsu with 40" BD s8. Dirt Designs 3.5 LT. Archive Garage rear towers/shackle flip/SUA. King Air bumps. King LT Coilovers in front. King 12x2.5 in rear. ARB rear air locker and twin compressor. SCS f5's with 33" Ridge Grapplers. 20" S8 mounted in bumper, squadron sport fog lights, squadron pro backup lights, LP6's bumper mounted.
    only issue with 3.75 springs will be fitting them with your uca unless your pushed waaayyy out or lean the shocks in past the frame rail’s. My 2.5x10 coil overs are mounted just outside the frame rail and had to cut back into my Mitch made uca mounts just to clear the spring.
     
  11. Sep 14, 2023 at 2:02 PM
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    But I’ve got 2.5 co and 3.0 bypasses in front and same out back. I’m only running 16’s on both out back cause that’s what was available used when I wanted to get my links in. Will eventually redo the bypasses in probably a 3.5 18 so I can get full travel. Will have to cut the upper bypass mount off and rework for the new shocks but not too much work. But will give me an extra 3” of droop.
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2023 at 2:13 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    You could be right
    But it looks like it has room to go up a size
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  13. Sep 14, 2023 at 3:22 PM
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    Holy shit, is this a full-size?
     
  14. Sep 14, 2023 at 3:37 PM
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    7k is probably high. It's likely closer to 6500, but
    that's fully loaded, 32g fuel, water, rtt, fridge, food, dog, 2 people, cage, 40s, camping gear, winch, bikes if I can make it work, spare tire, etc etc. In the past fully loaded I'd be around 5800, and that's without the cage or spare, and just the stock fuel tank. So we shall see!
     
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  16. Sep 14, 2023 at 6:45 PM
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    that the solo kit? You might have space, but I would check first only need 3/8 a side really so not a ton.
     
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    Why don’t you just build an off-road trailer so you can leave all that chit at camp
     
  18. Sep 14, 2023 at 7:38 PM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    cuz camp is in a new spot 100 miles away every night, and I wanna drive fast for that 100 miles. Staying in one place is boring.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2023 at 10:43 PM
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    Yeah & you could move the top mount a smidge
     
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