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Long Travel BS Thread

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

  1. May 28, 2024 at 8:11 AM
    TWTaco

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    At Deaver’s this morning getting the leaf pack beefed up and get some of the squat out. :fingerscrossed:

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  2. May 28, 2024 at 10:47 AM
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    Do you guys do anything special for alignment over the standard? Mine keeps slipping. I have a camburg 3.5, marlin crawler tab gussets. I don't think I'm bending anything, I think it's loose.

    For example, my steering wheel was a little to the left this morning. I hit a pretty massive pothole and now it's pointed to the right.
     
  3. May 28, 2024 at 11:07 AM
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    Sterling_vH111 Go do something real instead.

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    Sure it’s your lower alignment cams — Have you marked them and seen the change ?
    Do you have the tundra rack with offset bushings ?
     
  4. May 28, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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    Sounds like a steering rack problem rather alignment. When racks start skipping teeth this is exactly what they do.
     
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  5. May 28, 2024 at 2:57 PM
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    I was able to gain about 2.75" lift in the rear. My hope was for 3" up to 3.25" but this will work. The ride home was much improved. All the weight and the new leaf pack additions and the rear JD shackles are causing to much stress on the eyelet leaf causing them to lift. Jeff at Deaver's is going to build a custom new set of leafs reinforcing the rear eyelet to be able to handle all the weight and shackle design. It will probably be about four weeks for those to be ready. Unfortunately Jeff said I should avoid wheeling with it for now.

    Before new leafs.
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    After new leafs
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    Leaf separation.
    squat3.jpg squat2.jpg
     
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  6. May 28, 2024 at 2:59 PM
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    Semi-related: what RTT is that? It looks pretty slim top to bottom.
     
  7. May 28, 2024 at 3:01 PM
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  8. May 28, 2024 at 3:02 PM
    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Awesome, I was looking at that for a hard-sided option.

    Truck looks great. Stoked to hear how the new springs turn out for you.
     
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  9. May 28, 2024 at 3:06 PM
    TWTaco

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    Thanks can't wait to get out for a test run, Going to be a long 4 weeks!
    The Ikamper hard shell is so much better than the Tepui soft shell design that I had prior.
     
  10. May 28, 2024 at 3:09 PM
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    My prayers are heavily with that main leaf. Did they re arch or make new leafs?
     
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  11. May 28, 2024 at 4:10 PM
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    Deaver is going to make a custom leaf pack with reinforcing the eyelet leaf possibly 2nd and 3rd leaf as well.
     
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  12. May 28, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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    I wonder what kind of spring rate them babies will have? Betting nearly double that of an HD. Going to be one thick and heavy ass pack!
     
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  13. May 28, 2024 at 4:51 PM
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    I will share the details once it's complete. But yeah expecting it to be a thick ass pack. I hope it can maintain the good driving qualities it has now.
     
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  14. May 28, 2024 at 4:54 PM
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    I don’t see why you wouldn’t. Though, you’re probably gonna want to lower that shackle to the bottom hole. I can’t see a pack of that rate not hurting down travel at least a little bit. Curious to see if Deaver eventually just releases a spring catering to the really thick gals.
     
  15. May 28, 2024 at 4:56 PM
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    So this might be a "Super H70HD-HD" pack.
     
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  16. May 28, 2024 at 5:08 PM
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    Is it not on the bottom hole?

    squat4.jpg
     
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  17. May 28, 2024 at 5:14 PM
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    Came to the realization this morning that I should theoretically be crossing the 1,000 mile mark by end of week.

    Started putting it through some baby whoops over the weekend feeling things out and it’s definitely a different animal. First time I’ve had to start double stacking valving shims in the rear. The shock is truly doing the work now.

    Starting to get ballsy with the steering and actually let go of the steering wheel through this section at nearly 50mph didn’t budge even a little.

    Beginning to look at having the center link/swingers/pitman all done in billet aluminum as I feel there may actually be a savings. The weld time for one of these kits is outrageous so doing anything I can to make it the best possible bang for the buck.

    Been working in my “free” time on designing a user friendly SUA kit that follows this same geometry. All will be done on the wife’s relatively unmolested truck to be sure of fitment, wheel base etc.

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  18. May 28, 2024 at 5:14 PM
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    For some reason I thought it wasn’t because of a bumper or something. My mistake!
     
  19. May 28, 2024 at 5:20 PM
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    Jesse had told me originally the bumper bracket was interfering somehow but I’m not seeing it.
     
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  20. May 28, 2024 at 5:26 PM
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    I think he was maybe referring to the shackle mount itself. Looks like the mount will hit the bumper bracket if move back to the next hole.
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