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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SmEYELey, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    hello everyone. i come from the world of import were slamming your car is the look, so i need help with what i want out of my truck. first off, the look i'm looking for i've heard called the trophy look, prerunner, cali lift and what is looks like the front sit slightly higher then the rear. how would i go about getting this look? would i just lift the front? lift the front and lower the back? also i don't know too many brands but i was thinking of just getting fox coilovers in the front and shock absorbs in the rear to match and upper and lower control arms. would i be good with just these or would i need anything else. also this is a DD so i don't want to me running into problems with anything so what would be the best set up? thank you guys for everything the truck is a double cab long bed 2x4.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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  3. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    i've been reading about long travel and those are a bit much.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Fox coil overs in the front will give you 2" to 3" of lift. Finish off the front with a set of UCA's. Light Racing or Total Chaos. Light racing is less maintenance, but total choas gives you more performance off road. Get matching remote reservoir shocks in the rear with 1 1/2" progressive add-a-leafs. I like the ones from Wheelers Off Road With the coil overs set at factory settings you will be "level". You can raise the coil overs as much as you need to get the rake you want. You don't need to get LCA's if you're not getting log travel.

    Also, if you go any higher than 3" in the rear you will potentially have to do more mods like a new drive shaft to fix vibration issues.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    You just want the look of a race truck for DDing
    Or did you also want the capabilities of them
     
  6. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    k thanks. question why would i need to add a leaf in the rear? also as far as the uca what falls under maintenance, like making sure the bolts are torque down? and i wouldn't need lca?
     
  7. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    i know this might sound dumb but i would like to find a happy medium for both off and on road. not going to do anything hardcore as far as offroad is but just messing around and going through trails. no like major jumping or anything. but i also don't want a stiffer then hell ride
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Add a leafs (AAL's) will lift the rear and will give you better performance off road. If want a substantial "bro lean". You could leave the rear stock but performance wise it won't be quite as effective.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Look into it yourself but this will be a good medium between on road and off-road performance. Search around and get a better idea of what's out there.
     
  10. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    alright thanks man for everything seeing how everything pans out with everything else money wise i'll be adding the leafy
     
  11. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    For the uca's; total chaos has a different kind of ball joint that articulates better than stock but is open to the environment. Because of this it can get dirt in the ball joint and start to squeak. You can get a "sock" to cover it up and help prevent the problem. Light racing keeps a stock style bearing at a slight sacrifice for performance. They are both quality products though. They are needed because it will be hard to get the truck aligned and your truck will feel " loose" on the highway without them.
     
  12. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    thank you mr. brown you've been a huge help with my decision making
     
  13. Sep 25, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    and as far as the protective boot is this something they sell for the chaos arm or is it something i would have to rig up myself. it's basally is cv boot right?
     
  14. Sep 25, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    I'd have to look around to find you some more info on that and I'm on my phone right now. It's a pain to search on it. Total chaos does not make a dust cover for their uca's I don't think ot would be hard to make. I remember some guy had his wife sew some up.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    I vote spindles in the front. That's 3.5-4" of lift. For the rear, 1.5" new leaf packs. Then just get bilstein 5100's front and rear. That will do just fine offroading. You can always upgrade to better shocks down the road if you want. That setup should make the front sit higher.
     
  16. Sep 26, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    if i went spindles though would that be all i need for a no hassle setup? meaning i wouldn't have to look into extending anything or replacing a part for it to work right
     
  17. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:06 AM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Nope. You can run spindles on a completely stock setup. You just have to be 2wd.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    alright thanks. i might go this route. as far as the tc uca who has make shifted a protective boot for it and with what?
     
  19. Sep 26, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    It's actually not bad in maintenance. I've ha mine for a year and a half about and have never had to do anything. If mine ever starts to squeak I will just spray some lube on the uniball.

    But if you really want new ucas an dont do a lot of offroading or anything hardcore I would just get the light racing ones.
     
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