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Want to install long travel but...

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by rondog, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    rondog

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    I have a procomp 6" stage II kit on my truck right now and want better performance off road. Is having that kit on my truck current going to bring up any issues?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    oh sorry I meant to say I was going to remove the procomp kit
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    are you a prerunner or 4x4? if your a prerunner, and didnt cut anything you "should" be able to. if your a 4x4 and did cut, your gonna have to weld a piece back into the crossmember. at least i would think so
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    are you 2wd or 4wd? if your 4x4r you will have to get a cross member welded back in place
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    damn beat me to it ha ha
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    I do have 4wd and I remember something about cutting the cross member with the procomp kit. Do you guys have any info on that?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    yeah you have to cut the cross member to get the front differential to drop. A plate will have to be welded back in but im sure theres some good shops that can do it in san diego
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Yeah, you cut the crossmember when installing the procomp kit. Which means if you're going to a non-dropbracket suspension set up, you need to uncut that sucker so you have something to mount the front diff on.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    i would think that by removing the drop bracket, welding in a plate, and removing the blocks from the rear..youd be pretty much close to stock, and could work on lt from there
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    I have a buddy who can weld so I'll see what he says. I guess I'd wana see what differential looks like sitting at stock. If anyone reads this and are willing to, that'd be awesome :D
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    yes it does. you can upgrade to their lift spindle if your 2WD
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    I am 4wd. How come the spindles only apply to 2wd? If I do stick with the stock spindles, TC makes a Weld on Spindle Gusset that I could put on to reinforce them
     
  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    has to do with the 4WD hub.

    yes, use the gussets
     
  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    And they are easy to install when you have the front torn down.

    Mark
     
  17. Jan 23, 2011 at 3:37 AM
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    spindle gussets are over-rated :anonymous:
     
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    I bet you get pretty good tread wear with your spindle modification
     
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    What happened to your truck in your sig? spindle issues?
     
  20. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Thats one way to put it.
     
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