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To Long Travel or not to Long Travel??? HELP

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Shemicals, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay guys here is my situation - I have been saving all year and will continue to save until December when i transform my truck.

    I am torn between LT and MT specifically for a certain look. I do offroad but this is also my Daily driver.

    Long Travel Specs:
    http://www.polyperformance.com/shop...ogle&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=4X4products
    4" Coil lift
    14" travel
    Cost : 3839 + Tax (Coils Included) - front suspension only

    Mid Travel Specs:
    http://www.klmstore.com/ICON-5-8705-05-Up-Tacoma-5-LUG-2WD-Front-Coil-over-Shock-Kit-3.aspx
    Adjustable 2.5"-3.5" Coil Lift
    9" Travel
    Cost 2000 + Tax + Spanner wrench 27.50 + IVD Coating 100 = 2127.50 est

    I want something that will function and that will look beasty. If i get mid travel i am cranking it out all the way to 3.5"

    I will be running glass either way - My main concern is paying 2000 more for an extra .5" of coil height and 5" of travel.

    Thoughts/Suggestions Please!!!!

    OH AND I WILL ONLY BEING GOING MID TRAVEL ON THE REAR UNTIL I CAN AFFORD REAR LT
     
  2. Trifenix

    Trifenix Well-Known Member

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    go mid travel front LT rear if you arent going to be offroading a lot. if you are, then go full LT front and rear.
     
  3. Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    may i ask why you say that? do you have pros and cons for each?
     
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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    well since your buff as shit and get laid, long travel is for you

    (just giving you shit)

    but seriously, go long travel
     
  5. Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHAHAHA oh god do not start that in here please.

    can i get some facts as to why LT is better. i mean i know what i know but i want the input of others - because an ignorant opinion is not an opinion at all
     
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    LT give you ummmm more suspension travel. Actual long travel is expensive and usually the street ride is compromised. But that longer travel is great for absorbing bumps when drive fast over rough terrain.
     
  7. Shemicals

    Shemicals [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so being primarily a street vehicle Mid travel is my best option?
     
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    Well that is my opinion. Many do drive a full LT truck on the street. I just wouldn't.
     
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    not true, there are many guys on here that DD their LT truck, and they all love it. no compaints from any of them
     
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    LT is for serious offroading and of course quite expensive. If you have the dough, go for it. For occasional offroading and trail runs, Mid travel will get you through most albeit not as fast as LT. You can dd an LT rig depending on how you setup your rear, you might be three wheeling :D

    LT trucks drive better on the street than stock (way smoother.)
     
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    LT = empty bank account

    for realz
     
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    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

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    don't do it! :)
     
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  14. blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    cant you get an LT Taco in World of Warcraft?
     
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    that's for virgin nerds and poor people
     
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    so whats the upkeep on LT like? do you have to recharge your shocks?
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    yea from time to time, but Engage usually hooks me up when I roll out with them
     
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    yeah, you have to re-charge the shock w/ nitrogen every now and then, but that's the least of your worries...

    mainly you have to worry about being broke
     
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    WAs wondering when that was gonna get posted...

    lol!!
     
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