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Post by Andrew on Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:52 pm

I'm converted to long travel suspension. I think price wise, it's comparative to doing a SAS, but with long travel, you can go FAAAAASSSTTTTT.

I'm thinking something like this:


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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:25 pm

We need to get Snivilous back up in here. He's in the middle of custom long travel projects for his 3rd gen and Cartzo's 1st gen.

I like the idea. Long travel was where I wanted to go with the '86, and I'll confess to looking around a little bit at kits for the F150 too.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:13 am

Here's an idea of what you F150 would look like...on 37's... Twisted Evil

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4652201874.html

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:17 am

2wd blech

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by snivilous on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:17 am

Your Tundra fully LT'd would be absolutely boss! Camburgs kit advertises 16" of front travel as I recall, which seems pretty weak actually since I'm gonna be pulling 14" and my uniballs are limiting before the CV... Cartzos 1st gen will hopefully pull 16" or more since I'm changing up the design. You should totally let me tear apart your Tundra for an afternoon and take measurements and make you a kit Very Happy

Would you LT the back too? How much travel/money/work do you want to do? Since you could just put bypasses in the back, or do a partial rear cage and longer shocks, or trailing arms, etc.

Hopefully my LT will be driving this weekend since my remaining uniballs and Heims arrive tomorrow and just need to be dropped in and welded. The drivers side is done (minus steering linkage) as far as functionality is concerned.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:42 pm

You don't want to LT that Tundra, that'd be horrible. You can come tear apart my F150 any day though.

What do full size trucks like the Tundra and F150 do for CV axles when they don't have a bigger truck to rob them from? Take the stock ones and lengthen them?

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by snivilous on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Kevin wrote:You don't want to LT that Tundra, that'd be horrible.  You can come tear apart my F150 any day though.

What do full size trucks like the Tundra and F150 do for CV axles when they don't have a bigger truck to rob them from?  Take the stock ones and lengthen them?

That's what I'd assume though I've never looked into it. A lot of setups I know just replace the A arms so they pull more travel just from changing the geometry and joints (like how you can pull more travel out of a 3rd gen by just removing the bump stops and changing the shock length and mount). No idea where you would buy a lengthened CV, or if it costs a lot. I assume it's not TOO bad since just the center shaft would be changed so the rest of the CV should still be compatible, but the Total Chaos Modified Tundra CVs run over $900 (per CV I think even...) and that's not even lengthened but just modified to droop more so who knows.

So that's a long post about how I don't know Very Happy
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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:23 pm

So when you do mine, let's take stock CV shafts and just cut and sleeve them. cheers

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by snivilous on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:26 pm

Now we're on the same page! I'll cut it as long as you weld it Razz

It would be nice too, you wouldn't ever break CVs. You would just break welds and reweld it in 5 minutes and bam! Easiest fix ever Very Happy
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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:06 am

Andrew wrote:Here's an idea of what you F150 would look like...on 37's... Twisted Evil

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4652201874.html

Kevin wrote:2wd blech

I do love the stance, though.





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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:26 am

My plan to just let that sit there and fester, worked!

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by dutchman on Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:37 pm

I like the stance, but I don't like the look from the front... I feel like something's missing.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:36 pm

There should be a skid plate covering the center of that bumper.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:36 pm

dutchman wrote:I like the stance, but I don't like the look from the front... I feel like something's missing.

There is. A differential. Laughing

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:49 pm

snivilous wrote:
Kevin wrote:You don't want to LT that Tundra, that'd be horrible.  You can come tear apart my F150 any day though.

What do full size trucks like the Tundra and F150 do for CV axles when they don't have a bigger truck to rob them from?  Take the stock ones and lengthen them?

That's what I'd assume though I've never looked into it. A lot of setups I know just replace the A arms so they pull more travel just from changing the geometry and joints (like how you can pull more travel out of a 3rd gen by just removing the bump stops and changing the shock length and mount). No idea where you would buy a lengthened CV, or if it costs a lot. I assume it's not TOO bad since just the center shaft would be changed so the rest of the CV should still be compatible, but the Total Chaos Modified Tundra CVs run over $900 (per CV I think even...) and that's not even lengthened but just modified to droop more so who knows.

So that's a long post about how I don't know Very Happy

So, I didn't ask how much because I'm not going to build the F150, but CVJ in Denver sez they'll make custom CV shafts...

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:05 am

This would be a great deal if it included a set of coilovers tuned for the F150. Without those included it's way too expensive though.

http://www.vegasdezertfab.com/product/97-03-ford-f150-4wd-long-travel-kit


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Post by Ty on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:36 am

I'm sure this is just me, but I really think those baja fenders ruin the look of the/a truck. I just don't like them.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:50 am

Yeah, maybekinda. Function > form tho - if I had a setup that was capable of that kind of travel I sure wouldn't limit it just so I could keep the stock fenders.

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Post by Ty on Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:58 am

So true.

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Post by dutchman on Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:01 am

I like the look of that one!

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:33 pm

I'm in love...

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Post by dutchman on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:20 pm

Looks awesome!

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:22 pm

Sexy.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:31 am

Just in case Kevin needs another little...nudge...

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/4734016368.html


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Post by Ty on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:02 am

Yup, i like that one!

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