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what limits your travel?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by colinb17, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    colinb17

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    this question may have been answered before, but on the 2nd gens, with a simple lift on the front (spacers or some ome springs) what limits the travel (extension) in the front end? is it the shock itsself, the range of motion pf the upper or lower control arm, or something else i'm not thinking of?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    yes to all, if you get long travel everything get extended and shocks get longer giving you longer travel, there is only so much room for everything to go up and down in there. i'm no expert but Chris will chime in.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Shocks limit the travel. If the shock has a Top plate spacer, then the limiting factor becomes the ball joint, as the shock has been extended.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    my girlfriend limits my travel.


    NIIIICKKKKKK STOOOOOPPPP!!!! SLOOWW DOWN!!!!



    sorry back to your thread. :)
     
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    thanks chris. that's what i thought would, but wasn't sure.
    so if i get a very basic lift, like what i mentioned above, but also get longer shocks, will i gain travel? or is that a bad idea with stock control arms (tc arms in the future)? or could i damage the cv joints when the suspension is fully extended?
     
  7. Apr 28, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    Getting longer shocks would be a bad idea. As Chris already mentioned, with stock control arms - you'll start damaging balljoints (amoung other things).

    Longer control arms can help - but not a significant amount (is it really worth it $$$?)

    Yes, you could damage the CV joints when fully extended - especially under power.

    If you're looking for some true suspension travel - start researching a solid axle swap. :D
     
  8. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:30 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    What She said ^^^^^^^ :)
     
  9. Apr 28, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    i can attest that with some new UCA's and the proper coilover setup you will gain ALOT of travel. i am running the TC UCA's with Fox coilovers and can tell you that now my limiting factor is the lower control arm, and the cv's. at full droop you can unbolt the spindle, and coilover from my LCA and you physically cannot force it down any further. however i have also managed to tear two boots on cv joints due to stretching them when turning at full droop.
     
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