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Modded Suspension Benefits?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BmanDad, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    BmanDad

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    What benefits would a set-up like this: front Fox 2.5 coils, aftermarket UCA, and rear 2.0 shocks, provide over the stock set-up?

    Does this set-up stress or cause excessive wear on the remaining stock suspension components (springs, sways, etc)?

    Would this setup be an improvement over stock for general off roading or just the higher speed/baja runs?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Well on and offroad ride would benefit. The Fox shocks have reservoirs that allow for extra fluid storage and cooling. The UCA allows for alignment adjustment if you lift and will allow for more downtravel if you get a uniball and the shocks themselves allow for more downtravel. Fox shocks are progressive so they get harder the faster the shock shaft moves. There should be no extra ware on other stock parts. Someone that knows more should chime in soon.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Thanks... I doubt I would lift the truck, maybe an inch or so, if at all... so would the UCA still be needed?

    Also, would just the addition of these coils and shocks allow for higher speed desert running? Even small jumps?!
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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    UCA not needed them.

    It will allow for a little more fun but don't expect a full blown prerunner. Plenty of other parts need strengthening before you can go all out.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    pshh, you can air it out bone stock :D
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    Just don't expect to drive it home...
     
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    OK, so what if someone wanted to be able to catch a little air... what would need to be done to the Taco?
     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    To do it right, it's expensive (depending on how much air you want to catch). And you should be expecting to break parts when you air out a road oriented truck. They're not made for it, but they can be reinforced so they survive it.
     
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    I suggest a bike, quad or side by side and just use the truck to tow the tow to the desert.
     
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  13. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Spindle gussets
    Engine mount gussets
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    Coil bucket gussets
    Replace your bumpstops by hydraulic bumps all around
    Good shocks and springs all around
    Deep pockets, because you will break stuff.

    ...and that's not even touching upon the long travel options.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Lol. I bought a quad to keep from abusing my truck so much. But my oil truck being the Ford it is kept breaking down anyway.
     
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    Yeah, that last question was off the cuff... I'd not jump a truck... just curiosity is all (I've gotten over the speed/adrenaline phase of my life).

    So, basically, for better all around on and off road performance, even a slight lift, all one would need are the Fox 2.5 in front and 2.0 in the rear?
     
  16. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    Well even Bilstein 5100s provide better performance over stock.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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  18. Aug 4, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    Def a good start :cool: I got billys and I like em... a lot smoother than stock for sure
     
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    Yeah, they're not too far from me... I haven't heard a bad thing about those folks... odd... very, very odd...

    I say that because I've NEVER heard of a vendor that EVERYONE liked... you all getting kickbacks or what?! LOL

    *As for the 5100's... what makes them better than stock, and how do they compare to the Fox?

    **Once again, forgive my ignorance as I'm basically in 4x4/offroading preschool and you all are the teachers.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Good grief... no thanks, I'll pass! :eek:
     
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