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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Nov 29, 2023 at 8:18 AM
    Tango Bravo

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    I got lucky and the guy was willing to make it fit the glass exactly.

    I had the little flairs from the stock bumper on for a bit. But they took a lot of trimming to clear, and it was just too many angles at once for me
     
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    ... are you talking shit about me?
     
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  4. Nov 29, 2023 at 6:44 PM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    That was pretty wild. Big driver mistakes on both big crashes. Waiting on my call back for season 3 to try and get a taco on the show
     
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  5. Nov 29, 2023 at 10:49 PM
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    nah they should get a linked taco....lmao.......be dope if they got your truck on there.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2023 at 10:52 PM
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    wait no i got one better...tell them they need a leaf vs linked taco race.....
     
  7. Nov 29, 2023 at 11:28 PM
    Supra4x4

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    I gotta watch that when I get home. I saw a clip on insta, gave me flashbacks to that early stock raptor crash
     
  8. Nov 30, 2023 at 5:06 AM
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    do we just start "@" Hoonigan in all the insta posts that went Viral a minute back?
     
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  9. Nov 30, 2023 at 8:40 PM
    Supra4x4

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    Idk but I like the flats on the wiper cap also they’ve been manufacturing parts for all sorts of things lately.
     
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  11. Nov 30, 2023 at 8:58 PM
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    Supra4x4

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    Someone in the comments did say they were made in Canada. If I recall, Elka uses a smaller shaft diameter on their OEM stuff. If true, you would think DK would require them hard built to their specs.
     
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    They are definitely gold elkas. Likely with their own valving. The one piece seal head / top cap assembly is 100% Elka. The top hat that is drilled and threaded for multiple platforms is also Elka. So are the reservoirs and adjusters. And aluminum bodies. The only thing that's not Elka is the colour and the stickers.

    Hopefully they are tuned better than Elka...
     
  14. Dec 1, 2023 at 6:51 AM
    snowsk8air2

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    Saw a post talking about them. They are supposedly designed in house by dirt king but they outsourced the manufacturing to elka. I’m sure there was some collaboration to help elka manufacture them using their existing tooling and some components but the piston, valving and what not all specd by dirt king
     
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    I'm sure that's not just marketing speak... From that picture, every part is off the shelf. Could be that they have their own flow rates etc for the piston. Couldn't know without having one in my hand.
     
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    They’re 100% Elkas. DK provides the requirements so the shocks fit their kits but the parts are off the existing Elka catalog.

    I’m sure they’ve been tuning the shocks on shop/customer trucks for months now and have taken feedback from reputable sources. The problem with shock valving is it’s very subjective and can change per application. There are also set variables such as piston flow, etc that changes per manufacturer. Only time will tell what peoples feedback will be.
     
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    Interesting. So Elka uses 3/4” Shafts instead of the traditional 7/8” shafts most of us have on our 2.5s. Does it really matter? Not sure how much force (leverage) the shafts are subjected to. Probably varies a lot with use-case. DK is mostly IFS setups.
     
  18. Dec 2, 2023 at 12:24 AM
    WormSquirts

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    I don't really agree on one point honestly... I don't think shock valving is subjective at all. A better shock tune will give more traction, more control and more comfort regardless of who's driving. You just need to tune for the terrain, vehicle and speed you plan to drive.
    that said, I've driven with shocks that were tuned poorly and they were terrible at mid speed and couldn't even get to high speed, where as I've driven other shocks on the same truck that were great mid speed and could hit high speed as well pretty comfortably.

    I guess I just don't see it as subjective, as it doesn't matter who you are, you'd instantly know which shocks were better.

    I'd like to know why so many people see shock tuning as subjective when a truck tuned well is objectively better than a truck tuned poorly
     
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    Everyone has a different driving style and likes a different feel of the truck so it is kind of subjective. Doesnt matter how well its tuned for someone else if its not tuned for your driving style it wont be perform to its potential.

    My example is like asking what the best shock specs are is like asking what the best tire is.
     
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