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Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by dezerttaco, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    im really on the fence about purchasing a lt kit or a mid travel kit. all of you guys that have lt, do you ever regret it? anyone with a mid travel setup ever end up getting a lt kit few years down the road?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    so its probably just a better idea to save up the cash and get a lt? plus the truck is my dd, i dont know if that is irrelevant to some or not.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    As long as you realize that the cost of LT is never ending then it is great. Not a cheap thing to do by any means both initially and down the road as you upgrade and maintain your stuff.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    LT is awesome but costs a lot of money. i plan on going mid travel since my truck is my DD. you'd be suprised at what a well built mid travel setup can do.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    i understand lt is a money pit, thats what worrys me. i dont honestly take my truck offf roadin too much, but every truck ive been that was lt'ed is super comfortable offroad.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Nah if you don't use it too often just use your money to get a legit mid-travel set-up
     
  8. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    gimme some ideas on a wicked nice mid travel set up.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    BAM!
     
  10. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    well, seems easy. what size tire should i run on that set up?
     
  11. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    285-75-16
    or
    285-70-17

    either way its a 33" tire
     
  12. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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  13. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    damn that build is nice, too bad i have a gen1 and cant use the stock lenght tc lca.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    :facepalm: i missed that you have a 1st gen.

    but still, what Shocktaco recomended is a great setup aswell
     
  15. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    i just wont be able to be as hard on it. and valve the shocks a litle differently.
     
  16. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    I built his new bumper :D

    Oh crap didn't even notice your driving a first gen. They handle great with a mid travel set-up my buddy used to launch his truck with just replacement coils lol
     
  17. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    i wont be doing any jumping with it, i just want a little better ride quality when i go exploring with my friends.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    Pshhh thats no fun lol jk don't beat your truck ;)


    Just replacement coils and rear shocks
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Feb 18, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    thats the exact same color as my truck, it looks good.
     
  20. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    OE replacement Icon resi coilovers pair with some after market UCA's (TC, camburg, Icon, Solo) w/ gusseted spindles will give you a solid front end suspension

    the rear is what you will want to spend the majority of your money. you could do replacement deaver pack w/ the solo shock hoops and use some 2.0 shocks and air bumps or go full on rear LT

    it really depends on your budget and how much you are looking to initially spend

    check out this guys truck, mid trav front, LT rear...

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-builds/138220-jasons-long-travel-toy-taco.html
     
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