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Mid Travel with BS Thread

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MightyMouse-SCT, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Decided to make a thread for mid travel setups . Feel free to ask any questions you might have about products , installation , and performance of a MT setup.

    Member- Gelo760 (me)

    Suspension Mods- Front total chaos stock length upper and lower arms, fox extended travel 2.5" Coilovers with resi. Rear- deaver j66 leaf pack, fox 2.0 piggy back shocks and 2.5" stroke 2.0" fox bump stops with custom mounts and strike pad


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    Member- Socalduckslayer (pelfreybilt offroad)

    Suspension Mods- Front King 2.5 RR C/O's w/ 700# springs
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    Member- Bullaculla's Mid Travel Truck

    Suspension Mods- Fox 2.5 IFP extended travel coilovers, Fox 2.0 extended travel FJC rear piggyback shock, Icon 3 leaf progressive mini AAL pack, Total Chaos UCAs.

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    Member - Alfuh

    ICON Extended Travel Coilovers
    - Total Chaos UCAs
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    - AllPro 3" Standard Leafpack
    - Fox 2.0 RR 10" Shocks

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    Member -Basikbiker

    09 access cab Trd offroad
    King 2.5's coilovers front 650# coils
    Camburg uniball upper arms
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    BAMF Shock towers
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    SOS shackle flip Hangars

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    Member- Straycat241

    Parts- airaid intake, jba headers, jba exhaust, DMZ enginecage, King 2.5 coilovers , 1.25camburg uca's, total chaos lca's, shock hoops with Icon 2.5 piggybacks, camburg 4.0 Spindles, Defined engineering SUA, King 2.5" Shocks w/Reservoir, King 2.5 Bumpstops,shocktacobumper,moto metal 951's, compartment locks, blackgrill,Glassworks fenders front and rear,ViS racing glass hood,PIAA 510s,hella 500's,black rebadge,fabtech spare tire holder,tailgate delete,mudflaps delete,cobra 19 ultra iii

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    Member- 12TRDTacoma

    Parts- running 2.0 Sway Away RR fronts, 14" 650 coils, Fox 2.0 2" air bumps and Dirt King UCA/LCA's. Rear is 2.0 Fox RR currently running Chevy Silverado polyfoam bumps soon to be switched to TC bolt on Fox 2.0 3" air bumps using a Icon U bolt flip kit striker plate, running Deavers F85 1.5" AAL with the overload retained,swaybar removed now

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  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    Cool.
    I'll start.
    Is there a way to get more travel from the rear? What setups/travel numbers have been reached with bolt on upgrades. (springs, extended shocks, shackle flip kit)
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    With a 2.5" front coilover, you arent going to be able to push it hard enough to over heat the shocks, thus possibly needing a remote/piggy back resi. Your more likely to heat the rear shock to a hotter temp than the front.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Ha ! Good Post to start off the thread . I'm actually currently interested in that at the moment as well . I currently run a set of fox 2.0 piggy backs with stock leafs . I'm looking into upgrading my leafs to a deaver j66 pack .
     
  5. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent been able to compare a piggy back to a remote resi side by side. My set up (Icon 2.5" front, and 2.5" remote resi rears) when pushed as hard as I can, heat up to within 2 or 3* of each other. Im thinking a 2" rear may get about 10* to 15* hotter, given the lower oil capacity, and cooling surface area of the shock body.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I'm about to install the Allpro standard pack this coming week. I'll take measurements of the new shock lenght and leaf droop, It would be good to know what are the average gains from the aftermarket leafs.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    IN a fast off roading, hot environment, I think so. For crawling, and lower speeds, you wouldnt see much benafit.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    as soon as $$ comes my way, I'll MT my truck.
    one day..


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  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    How about long runs on a offroad terrain where the shock is performing a lot . I'm thinking a resi would come into play there aswell .
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    That would be under the "Fast off roading) I meentioned.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    mine get really hot :anonymous:
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    Have you taken the temps? 130* can "feel" pretty hot, but its not. You have to get them over 180* or more before you can really feel a performance drop.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Does anybody know what are the stock rear travel numbers ?
     
  14. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Also in the mix with me replacing my rear leafs is a set of stock length Total Chaos lca's . They are pretty pricey but I'm sticking with my MT set up so I'm heavily considering them . Can either do lca's or j66 leafs at the moment .

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  15. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    Might seem like a dumb question to you guys but my knowledge on suspension is limited at best. Whats the up side of having these instead of the stock LCA's?
     
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    I didnt take temps, but they were hot enough to steam dry and were too hot to touch. This was after using a non-maintained trail for a good 3 hours. Washboard surfaces make me want LT :mad:

    Guess that's not really scientific though...I'll have to bring a laser thermometer next time
     
  17. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Yeah, an IR thermo can be much more accurate. Figure water can evap pretty dam fast at 130*. Figure thats halfway to its boiling point.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    I was wondering how you would test the temp .
     
  19. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    uniballs and polybushings will give "cleaner" travel. The arms are also much stronger.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Yeah those arms also allow you to keep your stock fenders and you can add a secondary shock to it as well . The bottom of the arm come with a skid .
     

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