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MT or LT any input from people that have had both

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by zooroadbaja, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Jan 28, 2014 at 9:39 PM
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    zooroadbaja

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    I have a 3rd Gen 4Runner, that I'm not sure what direction I should go. I'm asking on here because there's way more members that have ran both. I've been around the desert seen for awhile. But I've never had a LT A-Arm vehicle. I've always built Fords with I-Beams. I'm back and forth on what to buy MT or LT. Not sure if the MT(Bolt in co, upper arm, and spindle gusset) will do what I want. I basically want to be able to get around Ocotillio, Barstow, Lucerne. Mainly the service roads. Like Blow Sand to Gas Domes or Bessemer Mine Road. I know a MT travel setup isn't going to handle the whoops liked my previous cars. Is there a noticeable difference over what's on there now, which is OME. Or should I go with the LT setup? The only thing really holding me back from this is, price and having to run fenders and doing something with the rear to keep up. Also to how do the racks hold up?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    PLC721

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    Since your not new to the game you know the cost of LT. ANd your local to a ton of helpful guys who have both, if i were you i would go for a ride in each and see what would suit your needs better
     
  3. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    SoCaltaco65

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    if you can afford LT you'll waste your money on MT, as you go faster and faster youll want more.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    You should get mid travel if you don't live near an area where LT is worth it. If you can afford it then go full Lt.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    I guess most of the SoCal Des like he mentioned doesn't count since he is in socal...
     
  6. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    MightyMouse-SCT

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    Yeah go LT if you can afford it . Not cheap
     
  7. Jan 30, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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    Y2kbaja

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    I have a Tacoma with TC 3.5" arms on the front and 62" Deavers on the back, been prerunning with it for years. For sure it's LT. Though I only have the coil over on the front (no bypasses) I haven't touched the set up since I've had it. I got to drive the 2013 Tacoma Total Chaos "shop truck" if you will, the brown extra cab with camper shell that's on their website. It has TC stock width front arms with Deavers sprung under the rear, bypasses and bumps on all 4 corners. It handles WAY better than my truck and was faster in all the terrain on the Mojave Road. My point is that proper set up is better than any LT, MT or race set up. I'm going to start working on set up :)
     
  8. Mar 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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    RYANBORN

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    This sounds like good advice.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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    KenLyns

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    This, though to go faster you'll need more than suspension upgrades. Think engine cage and other frame reinforcements.
     
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