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Woo finally Deciding on an LT kit for my truck

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by focotacoma, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    focotacoma

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    Hey Tacomaworld I have finally decided to get LT dont on my tacoma TRD offroad.....Im going LT front and mid travel rear in order to conserve my bed space......


    Money isnt really a huge issue but, I need help deciding which brand of long travel I should go with......given that I will be using the truck also as my dd and for some highway driving, and that the lt front will be coupled with mid travel rear.....

    maybe.......
    Engage
    Camburg
    All-pro
    others.......
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    theduck911

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    What Kind of Trails you running?

    Do you want Fiberglass? If no, then AP is your best option, with keeping a Mid-Travel Rear I'd go All-Pro,


    Camburg, Total Chaos, & Engage are all more geared towards desert running but with a Mid-Travel in the rear you won't get the full potential out of it! '


    I'm sure the Long Travel Guru's will chime in!
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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    focotacoma

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    Im doing mostly open stuff in the eathern utah....western colorado area
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    I'd probably go All-Pro then, that way you'd get to keep your fenders unless you want Fiberglass!
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    id go AP just cause of the highway driving you will do and also cause of the mid-travel rear, AP has a good setup for that incorporating 2" wider track per tire on the front instead of 4" and their rear setup
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    if you are still planning on hitting the trails then all pro is prob the best choice for you.

    anything else will make your front track width too wide and will limit you on tight trails

    engage will especially be too wide and they still dont have their 4WD axles work out

    for your rear end options, i'd go with the stage 1 SUA kit from Defined Eng.

    http://www.definedengineering.com/products.html
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    This is probably the setup that I am going to go with. I want a good all around long travel setup and this seems like the best idea. Good on all terrains.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    My friend has this exact setup

    AP lt kit with foxs
    Defined SUA kit rear with a bed cage and 16x2.5 foxs

    He can still do like 60+ mph in the desert and then go crawl with no issues
     
  10. Mar 3, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    that looks great man i assume that would work better than doing just the full all pro set up as some suggested. Also i know engage dirastically increases track width but is tc a god compromise or is their kit pretty wide too (also built for more desert running applications)
     
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    yeah man, the defined kit will SUA your truck but still allow you to run shocks in the stock locations, wont have to cut the bed and w/ the springs under the axle you'll get less "bucking" at high speeds when off road. great product for the price.

    the TC kit is a great product by a great company. but the kit is 3.5" wider per side and the all pro is only 2". 1.5" might not seem like much but it will be noticbly wider, totally your call. you'll still be able to do trails w/ the TC kit, it'll just be a much tighter fit
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    Those TC extended axles are spendy.

    You can always run some cheep OEM axles. That is what I am doing for now. Haha
     
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    Really? The allpro LT kit allows you to keep stock fenders? I didn't even know that!
     
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    That's only an option on the Gen 1s. Unfortunately the 05+ trucks can't use the Tundra axle solution.
     
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    Yea, you can keep them, if you run 33's and with 35's they'll fit if you trim some, Monkey Proof & Freeze are running the kit with 35's with stock fenders!
     
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    GO ENGAGE..... Make it big...:D

    Dont take short cuts on your build. Have a reputable shop build it.

    goodluck and know that if you drive it hard enough, your going break something. Its part of the game.
     
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    To much to list!
    I would say go Camburg or TC you cant go wrong.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I would say that all the companies r repped by someone on here. Now you should prob call the companies and do your own homework. everyone is going to hate something or another about another company, but in reality you have to make the choice.

    Keep in mind, good fabricators can be arrogant so dont be thin skinned when talking with them. But you should have some sort of knowledge about what you r going to buy.

    If you have a bad experience, there is no need to come back on here and flame a company because who knows what happened that day.

    Good luck to u man and choose the L/T that best suits your needs.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    The All Pro LT does NOT allow you to keep stock fenders if you intend to leave pavement and not bash your fenders apart. Consider your stock fenders a temporary step between LT and fiberglass if for some reason you don't do it all at the same time.
     
  20. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    If I was preunner I would go with Engage. Since I am 4WD I went with the burg kit.

    Does engage make a 4WD LT kit?
     
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