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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:05 AM
    01 dhrracer

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    Tell me about the storage bin behind the shifters just in front of the arm rest.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:40 AM
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    Have you guys done or seen fill plate along the roof section between the tubing? I miss having a headliner to block out the summer heat. I have kilmat already. Think basikbiker did Aluminum, but plastic might insulate better and be a bit more quiet.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2024 at 6:42 PM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    Might be harder to find now because it’s made in Russia
    But noico red is the thermal barrier you add, killmat is mostly just sound/vibe
     
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    Dalandser

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    Morgan Clark did a video about this and RJ Fab has at least one video on it too - plastic would be easier to make fit the curves of a roofline for anyone without metal shaping experience and tools.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2024 at 6:57 PM
    MadTaco461

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    I doubt I need some fancy stuff from Russia, but good idea. Probably just jam some carpet insulation between my plastic fill plate and kilmat.

    I'll have to search that. I prefer not to get into bead rolling. Plastic just sounds like an easier solution. Plus it can match my black tubing better.
     
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint

    Bottom layer is the normal sound deadener everyone uses
    The top layer is noico red
    It used to be on Amazon but ever since the conflict kicking off it’s been out of stock
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  9. Jan 29, 2024 at 8:02 PM
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    The easiest DIY would be to weld on trick tabs to use as mounting points ie: 3 tabs in each triangle of your cage and then have individual fill panels between each tube mounted with nice hardware ie: fender washers & counter sunk allens. You could have better insulation / heat control behind each panel

    Contouring or bending plastic would not be fun, aluminum would be much easier.

    Another method is to glue layers of foam directly to the roof and then glue upholstery directly to that. You start with a thicker light open cell foam then finish with thinner closed cell foam which you can actually block sand to smooth out and shape.

    Really depends on what your cage looks like.
     
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  10. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:05 PM
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    IC. It's a brand of insulated filling. I'll look for it, but I bet I'll need to look for an equivalent.

    The individual panels sound like my best option. I'll do a double check to see if I need to do a bend. My only bends are right at the a pillar and windshield crossbar. It definitely would be a bear to bend plastic nicely. I was just afraid of aluminum in case it rattles like hell at certain engine frequencies. Guess I could kilmat it too if I get some horrible vibes.

    Edit: crap, probably need to make a bend.
    Guess it's aluminum.
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  11. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:29 PM
    Dalandser

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    I’d make storage that locks around the bend to the top of the windshield and is hidden by some Sun visors - you could make a piece that goes straight to the bend and meets up with a horizontal piece that is the front of the storage boxes. Making pieces like whats at the very back of the cab on the MCD1 video is similar to what I’m thinking. Once I see stuff like that I have to do it - no wonder why I’m still working on the driveway ornament lol

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2LiA-_PHkr/
     
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  12. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:30 PM
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    I am still waiting on 35s
    Kinda a stretch, but anyone know of a place that could build a race spec cage in California? Willing to travel
     
  13. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:32 PM
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    You want to race or drive hard - @Airdog posted pictures of his TE Designs cage and they’re making a double cab version in the near future I think.
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2024 at 10:44 PM
    SoonToBeOn35s

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    Great thank you!
     
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    That's wild. I don't have MCD hand skills or that level of patience. 5 individual panels would be my skill level.
     
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    I did my whole cab with normal butyl/foil backed then put closed cell butyl backed over it. Very similar to what you posted.

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    I would be hitting up JDFab. They have shown that they get the tubes nice and tight to the cab and I believe they do have files for cages they have already done in Tacoma's. I would also discuss any future plans you might have so they can take that into consideration. Such as to do you ever plan to link it, back half it etc.
     
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    I’d say similar but not the same
    I have closed cell non stick sheet on the back wall of the truck and doors that I had started with
    Took it all out cause the improvement of sound and thermal wasn’t that good.
    Noico red foam is legit like a squishy styrofoam type material and you can buy it in a thin or thick mil and they recommend you seam tape all of the sheets after placement for “best” condition.
    Where’s the closed cell stuff is usually stiff and ridged by comparison;

    the noico is also extremely light
    So it didn’t actually add any weight unlike the closed cell sheets I had in the doors and back wall.

    I appreciate and applaud all the sound deadener anyone does to their car cause loud cars suck;
    But as a comparison
    My Silverado makes 506 to the wheel and even on the highway at 90
    I can whisper in my truck

    the comparison in sound between my taco and my Silverado when referring to sound deadener
    My Silverado is way quieter because I had not added any noico red to the taco, instead it still had the closed cell sheets and when I tossed those out for cage prep it was 35lbs of material removed whereas enough boxes of noico to lay down two layers wouldn’t even get near 5lbs for the whole cab

    ideally when/if the Silverado is ever caged I left all that material off of the body panels that get cut out so, theoretically I could actually make the Silverado quieter if I hadn’t left all those voids

    even my ceiling is two layers

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  19. Jan 30, 2024 at 9:10 AM
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    I have used both noico red and this siless. I say it’s the same, because well. It’s the same. Absolutely nothing rigid about this stuff. It’s a soft foam with a butyl backing.
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2024 at 9:29 AM
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    smashed this, broke that, covered it up with tape and paint
    So you aren’t referring to the MLV style foam that most dudes buy?
    (I was thinking you were talking about the same material that comes OEM in most cars )


    Edit:noico also has zero asphalt/butyl only a thin layer of glue/tac
     
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