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People with Defined Engineering SUA kits

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by 6spd, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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    6spd

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    ha! I wont be LTing anytime soon, but I am dreaming about it. baby steps...
     
  2. Jun 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    After having participated in a group buy for 2.5 kings on all four corners(oem length), I keep coming back to this thread. I think in the not so near future, the defined kit is definitely going to be a possibility. I don't think I'll even mess with an aftermarket leaf pack, just straight to the SUA kit.

    but first, seat time, like someone had mentioned earlier in this thread. need to take some weekends off now, to get that seat time...(and wait for cooler months)
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    i just got mine done a couple of weeks ago, I went to huck fest in pismo. It is a night and day diffrence. i just need my drive shaft adjusted :eek:

    heres a pic of me in pismo
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    heres a pic of me stuck haha
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  5. Jun 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    I'm glad you posted; I'm going to go SUA soon and have been weighing in all the options.

    My question is:

    How does your kit avoid a stiff leaf spring when limited by the dimensions of the stock mounting locations, while covering the same amount of bumptravel as a larger pack mounted on further apart mounting points?

    To clarify, what I'm going at is how does your leaf spring handle steeper angles without getting stiff as it moves through bump travel compared to a traditional 50T pack and associated mounting?
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    Just curious, why don't you want to move the mounts?
     
  7. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    The defined kit uses stock mounting location
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    oh ok I was thinking there was the option to get one or the other. Silly 1st gen owners :eek:
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Reduced down time and simpler fabrication/installation. Not set on the defined kit though because I do believe the stock mounting locations are a handicap; unless Defined can convince me otherwise. My mind is open to either route.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Im in the same boat..want a sua setup and defined is literary minutes from my house so that would make it easy. Defined seems like a great kit but there's so little info on the kit it makes for a hard decision while researching and factoring in everything
     
  11. Jun 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Hmmm think I want a SUA kit with my front mid travel? ?
     
  12. Jun 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    You're my idol. I think i'll be going that route, later than sooner
     
  13. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    Yours doesn't. Get your driveshaft done so you can actually test it out!
     
  14. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Dude my driveshaft actually doesn't really have an issue :confused: at full droop it bearly rubs on my carrier bearing. Nick was saying a carrier bearing drop would probably fix that issue so we are gonna try that and if it doesn't fix it then I'll get the slip yolk. How's yours doing?
     
  15. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    My carrier bearing was way out of spec. Had to get mine shortened. So you don't have any buldge?
     
  16. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    What do you mean by buldge?
    Oh also I forgot your an access cab and 4WD
    You shouldn't have any driveshaft issues with 4x4 because they come with a slip yolk from factory
     
  17. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Good to know. Except I already have the Icon 2.5 stock replacments in the rear and would probably keep those.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    buldge from the shaft being too long at droop. The bearing wants to pull through, mine had to be shortened 1 3/4"
     
  19. Jun 16, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Dafuq! I could've sworn you were 4WD! Yeah well my bearing bearly wants to pull through and the rubber part rubs on the metal part at full droop. Nick thinks its just the angle and the drop will fix it.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Hum, think your going to run into problems without a slip yoke and that much plunge. It's a fairly cheap fix, cost me $225.
     
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