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Want to long travel my rear suspension.

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Taco me elmo, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Mar 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Here, Eat some paint. Drink some Bleach.

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    I need to know all the parts I need to do a Spring under axle conversion, and can I for now keep using my Icon rear extended travel shocks with the setup and later do some kings?

    I understand I will need:

    New spring set - Or my current built set with more leafs
    Longer shackles
    bolt flip kit
    hangers relocated
    shock tabs relocated

    What else am I missing?:confused:

    My goal is to keep a mid travel front with bump stops and limit straps and LT the rear with as little of the bed mangled as I can.

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  2. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    Looks like you got a good direction. But others will chime in will more stuff. Also good to box your frame. 16 or 18" shocks. Yes you can keep it Mid travel front. Besides the flip kit you need new axle perches, Good idea on some air bumps if not some good large poly bumps. This might help
    http://www.trailslesstraveled.com/viewarticle.php?id=37
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Here, Eat some paint. Drink some Bleach.

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    Some good info in that thread.

    I dont want to jump the truck on the regular, I want longer travel with a lower rear stance and the ability to take hard pack stuff smoother so boxing the entire frame and a bed cage are excessive for my intended use.

    I am happy enough with the entire mid travel setup i have but the rear is holding me back do to the spring over and stock leaf pack with added leafs.

    and the reason for front bump stops is I bottom out of some big stuff.:eek:

    Already dented my headers and left dents in my inner fender areas. haha:rolleyes:
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    If your not going to do hard offroading, the Deaver J59 is a possibility with some 10" shocks or Short body 10's or 12's. I have the Deaver Prerunner pack like the J59 but gives me lower ride hieght and it was a Great improvement over the add a leafs sure its not long travel but it does suprisingly well.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Who trigger welded your spindle gussets on?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo [OP] Here, Eat some paint. Drink some Bleach.

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    Jason Speed Freak did almost all of my Fabrication work.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    The frame plates look a lot better but it still looks like he trigger welded it. Why not just run a bead? Did you see him weld any of it?
     
  8. Mar 28, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    You will also need longer brake lines and limit straps for the rear.
     
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