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question about long travel

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by tacos89, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    tacos89

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    okay i have been looking around and i know i want to do long travel. As of right now i have about 2600 to spend. Now do you guys think i should just do. should i just save more and get a good brand new kit or should i look for some used kits? whats your opinions?

    also i am looking more towards the engage long travel since they are close by. Even tho i heard some not so great things on their customer service but i can get over that.

    do you guys think that there's better kits out there.

    also i want to be able to run 10'' coilover
     
  2. Apr 7, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    i think you need to take that $2600 to vegas and double your money cause in the long travel world, $2600 wont buy you shit. sorry...lol

    $2600 will barely cover the cost of the kit and you still need shocks, fiberglass and gusset weak points on the truck. you will spend at least $4000-$5000 on the front end alone, if you do it properly.

    finding a quality used kit in good condition is hard, but it can be done. thats how i got my kit. basically just check DR and RDC like a mo fo every day and every night.

    in order to run a 10" coilover you will have to have custom shock mounts. all the bolt on LT kits run an 8" shock and still use the stock coil bucket. you will also have to have new UCA mounts fabbed up because those will go bye bye too when you get rid of the stock coil bucket.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    What Matt said, $2,600 is not going to be enough. Shocks, install, alignment, bigger tires if you don't already have them, etc.

    Plus you can't just leave the rear end stock because you won't be able to use your front end at all. At the minimum you'd need to put in a better leaf pack and shocks; and that's at the bare minimum.

    Don't forget to keep a couple thousand in the bank if you plan on using that LT for what it is designed for. You'll need it because you will break things; things you didn't even know you could break.

    I'd recommend putting that $2600 towards the rear end of the truck first if you're dead set on long travel or just going with a nice mid travel set up. $2,600 would cover you for coil overs up front, new leaf pack in the rear, and new shocks in the rear. The difference between that and stock would be night and day.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    I just went through this and Matt is correct. I'm at about $4,500 right now total for the front end and that isn't including glass.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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  6. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    $4,500.00 on the front end?
     
  7. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    Ill be at about 4500 when i finish my front end
     
  8. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    Well, I spent about 3500 on the front end minus glass. Maybe its more expensive for the 2nd gen tacomas.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Camburg LT kit for 1st gen is $2400 and 2nd gen is $2895

    Total Chaos is about $2800 for 1st and 2nd gen

    Im just about $4500 after glass and tires and wheels. But that is just front end. You really wanna try to do something to the rear. Me and Zach are th only crazies rocking stock rear end lol (but hopefully not for too long)
     
  10. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    I just finished gathering all my parts for the front end and it was just under 4500. I decided to save some cash and get a used kit, but then I needed to replace nearly everything. IMO it wasnt worth it to go used in the end, I literally ended up saving maybe 250 bucks.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    yeah, i had to replace a bunch of shit too. i saved more than $250, but not much more...
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Not me. I paid 2k for the burg kit.:D
     
  13. Apr 7, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    What are you going to be doing for rear suspension?
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    I will have an older engage gen2 kit(tubed upper and lower arm and lower balljoint) up for sale im guessing in about 3-4months. Has worked great for me so far. I added a tab for limit strap, and added zirk fittings to the bushing tubes. I plan to sell it with the spindles since I welded on the upper uniball adapter and TC gusset's. I also Upgraded to the newer style steering. Kit has about 50 trips on it max most of those were while I was stock in the rear. 3-4 while long traveled in the rear. My plans for my truck have changed but are still a work in progress.

    As time goes on my plans change for my truck. I was happy with just front LT for a while then I did the rear. Now I got the urge to go as fast as possible through the desert and maybe race. So I was gonna do an upgraded spindle but after looking into it and having to change the lower arm to a uniball I figured it was not worth all the effort.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    I think we accidentally scared the OP away.

    To add, better yet buy a LT tacoma for $4500. This is what I did. I have a play truck that cost me under 10K for full LT.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    lol... i think you're right.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    I don't come online much. But I can make him a deal that will fall in that budget of his. He may need a little more if he wants new coilovers though and someone to install the hoop for the coilover. But again im still a couple months away.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    you running a 10" coilover?

    what you gonna upgrade to? custom kit?
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Tacorunner87

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    I'm currently running an 8" coilover.

    Plans are 1 off 5-5.5" over and 1" forward with a break in the lower arms. Custom spindles so on. 10" coilover and possible bypass when money gets better.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    sweet. you gonna build the kit?

    front bypasses are very high on my list right now

    i picked up a set of the solo spindles. gonna get them on this week, my front end is gonna be almost 5.5" over per side once they are on :D
     
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