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Long travel setup questions for slow crawling

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by troyboy162, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. SoCaltaco65

    SoCaltaco65 Well-Known Member

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    yes I know that....the front arc of the leaf
     
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    I built some plates like these TC ones for under my exploder to help get the u-bolts tucked up higher. Now basically the bottom of my pack is the lowest part and the rocks just kinda bang their way down it as needed. LOL

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  3. SoCaltaco65

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    Still has to be a away to achieve "near" both performance.

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    Wow. Some really badass LT setups.
     
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    Link it then ha
     
  6. SoCaltaco65

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    LOL, that's the other truck...

    ya links would be fun, however not too keen on dragging links over the rocks...
     
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    Dragging links works for the KOH buggies ;)
     
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    hmm, never really thought of it that way, true.
     
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Build them strong and don't worry about it. I drag my links over everything they work great at keeping your drive line out of the rock.
     
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  10. SoCaltaco65

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    LOL, indeed, kinda got off track( drooling over linked trucks), the truck pulls a small expo trailer and a small amount of weight.
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    My truck handles the rocks really well. It's my width that limits me. I've had to turn back from trails simply because my tires were slipping off the edge of the cliff.
     
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    You Havnt experienced the potential of your truck yet on the rocks in my opinion..we should cruise over to calico and explore inside the big mine. I'll take you on some fun rocky trails to get to it! :D
     
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    I tow a 17ft Bass boat over Donner summit with no issues linked front and rear. It's a different setup then you guys would do but it's linked and tows a boat.
     
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    I havent really had an issue "yet" with width, although I think youre wider then I am, its the more a bit of towing, crawling and a fun in the des all wrapped up in one package.
     
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    gatekeeper...
     
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    That's an optional section that is big gnar gnar and only for built crawlers...there's a video of me making it look easy in my monkeycrawler...need to find it
     
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    Been looking into this as well. I think a 3.5" kit would be too wide to run most trails here in CO. But at the same time if I was going to spend the $$ on LT I would want to get as much travel as possible.
     
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    To put it simply, there is pretty much not a single thing that leafs are better at that links. Towing really heavy loads might be the only exception
     
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    i should technically have skid plates before doing any crawling!
     
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    watched it this morning getting ready for work
     
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