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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. Jun 9, 2024 at 4:46 PM
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 Go do something real instead.

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    dude is that a gas tank skid ?? Or what’s left of it ? :eek:
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  2. Jun 9, 2024 at 4:48 PM
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    Looks like a 15 gallon tank after all that abuse!! :rofl::rofl:
     
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    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    What’s not a race truck about yours lol. Cab swapped to a tube chassis, v8 pushed through the firewall, center mount, links…….. Sounds awfully race truck to me
     
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    906taco

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    Yeah, at the point of starting fresh I’d be doing a 180 flip… considering it’s virtually not any extra work. Plus. True mid mount. Talk about balanced….
     
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    Truthfully, I would be doing what it took to make that lower bushing snug to the mount. All I can see is benefit to it.
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2024 at 6:39 PM
    Dayman Karate

    Dayman Karate Fighter of the night man, champion of the sun

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/daymans-karate-class-but-you-wont-learn-nothin-4-link-lt-and-previous-iterations.755134/
    Yeah I was thinking that, too. I don’t see any downsides in keeping the center of the cab nice and snug.
     
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    haha when I ran it out I got 14.5 in it total.

    It hasn’t gotten a hole in it yet with just the oem skid so I don’t consider it an issue. I keep jb weld incase it has a bad day.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2024 at 7:03 PM
    906taco

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    I would be curious to see if there were issues opening doors or anything else while articulated.

    I can see some of the ideology behind that being a possible crumple zone. However I can also see it allowing for more flexing of the frame. But for what we do, I only see benefit to snugging it up.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2024 at 7:08 PM
    snowsk8air2

    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    I’m curious to weigh the truck again after I finish the front bumper and add the winch to the bed. Gonna be pretty close to 50/50 hopefully
     
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    Dayman Karate

    Dayman Karate Fighter of the night man, champion of the sun

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/daymans-karate-class-but-you-wont-learn-nothin-4-link-lt-and-previous-iterations.755134/
    That’s a good point. Didn’t think about frame flex when fully articulated. Will be something to check when it’s back on its feet.
     
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    How are you all sliding replacement boots onto the shaft for your 934s? I’ve tried all manner of sockets but I’m reaching the max elasticity of the rubber. The OD of the axle is double the ID of the replacement boot. Ordered these straight off of JD fab’s website.

    Edit: also OEM outer boots are supposed to be rubber right? These OE boots are plastic? This whole experience is really racking my brain.
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2024 at 10:11 PM
    SoonToBeOn35s

    SoonToBeOn35s Beat long travel 3rd gen Tacoma

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    About how much do shops charge to install a cage like a T.E. designs cage?

    And what shops do that kind of fab work on the West Coast
     
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    Check out Drew’s Fab and Mitchmade for cencal. Not much in NorCal. @Basikbiker may know other reputable shops in your area. Terra Crew’s editor just had one installed in his tundra. Not sure what it cost as it was a friend of his and his friend preps top of the line race vehicles for a living, cool to see though.

    In SoCal, Michael Cox’s Factory BS shop and KDM (production welded for LSK before going on his own) are really good. You could at least ask them for quotes but I’d imagine $5-7k.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gYY98imdHY0

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hf5Nz7zv8_s
     
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    Welp after much trial and error across 4 hours (and not to mention the assistance of a 20mm shell casing), I finally got the bloody inner 934 boot on. Gonna research and possibly buy a boot expanding tool for the next one.

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    yeah i think it was on a agm video where they were talking about cv maintenance they mentioned using a cut off end of a funnel to slide the boots on so i tried it and with grease it works pretty well. as far as the factory plastic that was a pita....
     
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    Mostly the 3 seats lol. That and I didn't make the cage out of 2", which I do regret at this point. It's all 1.75" x .120 dom. I'm sure my truck will be over the weight limit for racing a 1.75" cage unfortunately.

    It should be pretty well balanced though. Engine will be behind the front axle with the winch just in front of the front diff, and the fuel cell and water tank will be in front of the rear axle, then storage for camping gear, recovery gear and the spare will be behind the rear axle.
     
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    Use all 1.75 but proper wall thickness. You should 100% be able to keep that in the weight range for a 1.75” chassis.

    My truck has 4 different wall thicknesses of 1.75 and 2 different thicknesses of 1.5.
     
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    MI-FLoffroader Brett

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    Have a DK axle question for you guys. My travel numbers are very limited compared to most of the rigs on here. Replacing an inner boot soon. Is the epoxy DK uses to seal the boots a critical step? Recommended Permatex 84107 is not available for at least a week. Ordered it, but my work schedule puts me outta town when it arrives. Anyone have experience or thoughts? Maybe a decent substitute? Thanks.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:19 AM
    906taco

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    Epoxy is not required to seal a boot.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2024 at 5:02 AM
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    MI-FLoffroader Brett

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    Thanks, I never have before, DK mentions it in their axle instructions.
     

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