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TC Rear long travel hybrid. Possible?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Apr 12, 2010.

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So, what do you think about this idea?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2010.
  1. Yes, it is possible.

    6 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Don't try. Just wiat for something to be produced.

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. ....crazy

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Well I've been lookin at LT kits and found some I like, but none offer much for the rear. except for leaf packs.

    I found a rear kit that TC produces with a shock hoop but it is only made for the 5 lug. I didnt think it would matter much but after asking around I found that the shackles and other parts differ between the 5-lug and 6-lug.

    Leaving the hoop from the TC kit the only part that I would be able to use(Thankfully they sell them separately)

    So I looked around for other companies that possibly made rear kits with hoops but found none, but came across a deaver leaf pack from Wheeler's Off-Road and started to wonder if I would be able to merge the 2 kits together.

    Here are the two kits. Granted the 5-lug's leafs are below the axle and the 6-lug leafs are mounted above the axle.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I want to know what you guys think about the possibility of merging the two and what parts from both kits I would need.

    If you think I'm just plain crazy for thinking about it then thanks:)

    And if you guys have anything else to contribute please do:D
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    bajamoon

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    dmz has a spring under kit that uses deaver, the deavers made for a tacoma don't fit if you want' lt. engage also has kits but you would have to pm them for price. making a shock hoop is not that big of a deal, getting the correct angles for the shocks is where you need to pay attention.



    I say you are crazy. total chaos ppppfffftttt;)
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    ^^I dont wanna go with TC either
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:07 AM
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    Hmm DMZ's work looks pricey
     
  5. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    its very pricey nice work though
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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    Yea I like the rear spring under kit that moon mentioned but I'm iffy if I have to cut into my bed
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    The problem is you will half to cut into your bed if you want to make it strong enough to hold up to long travel, i know a guy that bent his frame pretty badly from not doing a cross bar.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 3:27 AM
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    As long as it doesnt take up too much room back there, I still wanna be able to haul from time to time
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    you will have to cut in the bed just to get the shock hoops in and the shocks, you would run a 16" shock that will reach you bed rail.

    look at this from engage, this truck is the same as mine just has the bed.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    ^^^ so sick!!!
     
  11. Apr 13, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Giant Motorsports makes a bolt-on spring-under long travel kit and bed cage for the late model Tacoma.

    http://giantmotorsports.com/content/view/84/104/

    Don't expect the installation to be easy with any of these kits (Giant, DMZ, Engage, etc.), but they work great when set up properly!
     
  12. Apr 13, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    DMZ-way overpriced IMO ..great work though
    Engage-pretty cheap for the travel u get

    You CAN put he kit onto ur truck.... as proven in my Thread about this for the minis. i dont think it will be bolt on ...and u might have to drill holes in the fame.

    I WOULDNT recommend this because i know the minis have very diffrent things...such as drive shaft. i didnt have to have my driveshaft messed with. the 6 lug guys ahve to have the drive shaft extended i think or something like that.

    Just take it to a shop...it will be less headaches....i can already tell u u will run into problems trying to put this kit on a 6lug ...

    Try richer racing...they have a bolt in bed hoops! but pretty any shop can make ur shock hoops bolt in
     
  13. Apr 13, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    why? lol



    ALSO!!!! no one has pointed out that u r 4x4....im guessing u dont have LT in the front? i know 4x4 lt has its limitaions in the front so i would make sure ur rear doesnt sit to high in the back ! ...kinda like mine :D
     
  14. Apr 13, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Love that pic! (Professional Driver on a Closed Course: Do Not Attempt - No children present)
     
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    That pic of the truck is sick as hell
     
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  17. Apr 13, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    the owner of that truck is a super cool guy ..... Helps out alot if u have problems in the dezert...and has every tool lol
     
  18. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    Dam right wish there were more people like him
     
  19. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    See I like that, the bed aint too hacked up.
    And yes I am a 4x4 so the front is limited...(I'd love me some lift spindles :frusty:)

    So I wont need much lift in the rear
     
  20. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    any leafunder pack will sit high compared to ur front....i would get the LT in the front and go from there
     
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