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Reno and surrounding areas: Official spotted, BS, and meets thread

Discussion in 'South West' started by RelentlessFab, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Leaves the bay but brings all its problems

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    I don't really understand what midtravel is? extended shocks and UCAs?
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    yeah, like icon extended travel coilovers and UCAs. Gives like a 20% increase in travel over stock
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    jberry813

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    ...too much shit to list.
    My old midtravel:

    IMG_3565_77f195ba78c3dc63191bbd62ad3b3f13b4493bb5.jpg
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    wbr775

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    is it worth it or should i just go full lt?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab [OP] Eric @Relentless Fab Vendor

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    Depends what your intended use is and what you're expecting it to ride like weber. Mid travel does pretty good, much better than stock, but when it comes to really getting on it in the dirt it won't compare to a true lt setup IMO.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    jberry813

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    ...too much shit to list.
    ^Exactly. The answer is always...it depends.

    There's also a big mistake I see happen over and over again. There is absolutely no sense in spending the money on LT up front if you are not going to do the same to the rear. It's a waste of money. You'll be bucking the ass of the truck (or break it) trying to get 30% of use out of the front. The rear should be built to outperform the front. I ran my midtravel up front with a complete rear SUA LT and beat the living snot out of it.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    Any plans for next weekend? I think moon rocks would be a cool spot to explore from one day.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:17 AM
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    Man lots of Reno forums going on now its getting a little hard to keep up, but it would be cool to get out and get a big convoy going of Tacomas. Not totally up to beating the shit out of my truck but I love to go trail exploring. Also does anyone know whose truck that is that is always parked in the Costco parking lot ARB on the front?
     
  9. Apr 17, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Yeah, we ran up Jumbo to VC and out the VC highlands and came down behind Damonte/Hidden Valley a couple weeks ago. Would have been a good run for you todd. Nothing crazy, just lots of offroad.
    Its a silver 2nd gen right, looks kind of like Max's but not as modded? I think ive seen it there, but dont know who it is.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    So did you & Max get the '12 proto figured out yet?
     
  11. Apr 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    That sounds like a lot of fun I haven't been up to VC in YEARS and was planning on making a day trip out of it soon...not off roading that is but that sounds like a much better way of getting around.

    And yeah that is exactly what the truck looks like.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    i was looking up prices for mid travel and long travel setups for the front and it just seems to be a waste to buy the mid tavel and not gop all the way with long travel.
     
  13. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    There's much more than means the eye with LT.

    You can get a used LT front kit and used 8" shocks for a decent deal on DR, but that's only 1/3 of the equation. As I mentioned before, there's no point going LT up front and getting 13-14" of travel if you don't have ~30% more travel out of the rear. Right now bump to strap I'm at about 13" up front and 16" in the rear. Aside from that you still need to do a bed cage, frame boxing, frame plating, coil bucket gussets, spindle gussets, camber tab gussets, shock tuning and possibly revalving, limit straps, bumps...the list goes on. On top of that is upkeep. LT is NOT a set it and forget it type suspension.

    Read through these threads if you haven't already

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/long-travel-suspension/56245-long-travel-information.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lo...-considering-long-travel-read-here-first.html
     
  14. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    oh i know lol its a laundry list of stuff to do plus butt load of money.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    I'll happily show you my rig, scare the living piss out of you in the desert, and go over the ins and outs once I'm permanent up that way. :)
     
  16. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    On a different note, I know most (if not all) of you guys are in Reno/Sparks. But if anyone is in the Tahoe area or you guys feel like taking a drive Tahoe (specifically Zephyr Cove) Sunday June 3rd, I'll be unloading the moving truck and becoming a NV permanent!

    Round Hill beverage is just a couple blocks away from my house and they have a beer cave with like 400 beers and I have no problem stocking my fridge for anyone who feels like helping out. Either way, I look forward to wheeling with you guys.

    No sense in starting two threads, but if anyone's up for it, feel free to post up here:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/northern-california/215352-jberry-moving-party-june-2nd.html
    Open invitation..but no obligation!
     
  17. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    i would love to join also my taco is stock still so hopefully i would be able to keep up
     
  18. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    can I sign up for this too? :D
     
  19. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    might be able to run up there and help out, I'll just have to see how my schedule pans out closer to then. :)
     
  20. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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    We should get another trip planned...anyone have some good idea for places they wanna do a run?
     

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