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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by dutchman on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:30 am

Can you do the long travel set-up front and rear and still leave the bed functional?

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:29 pm

dutchman wrote:Can you do the long travel set-up front and rear and still leave the bed functional?

Yes. The reason why a lot of people cage the bed is so that they can mount massive coilovers and triple-bypass shocks. People that stick with leaf springs will actually do a spring under conversion for a better quality ride. Leaving the factory bed in place limits the shock choices so ultimately you're left with less travel. But it can be done.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Kevin on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:32 pm

Andrew wrote:Just in case Kevin needs another little...nudge...

I'm going to dump ice in your sleeping bag at 3 in the morning.

Depends on how you define "long travel" and "functional", Brady. The more travel you have back there, the more shock you need, and it comes up through the bed and so most guys just cage it out because when you've got that much travel you aren't exactly using the truck to pop down to Home Depot. But with 4WD limiting your front travel you don't need monster travel in the rear anyway, so you could leave the bed intact or just cut out holes for the smaller shock towers and box them in.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by dutchman on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:44 pm

Thanks, that's good to know. I don't think I'd be willing to lose the functionality of the truck bed just to gain some additional travel. But, if I had an old Ford Ranger laying around that's another story.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Ty on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:13 am



As much as I love the Tundra, I'm a Ford truck guy. I like the look of these.

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by dutchman on Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:06 am

That looks awesome!!!! cheers

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by Andrew on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:57 pm

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by TRD270 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Oof.... that's bad

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by dutchman on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:14 pm

Not sure that's real...

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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

Post by offroad_medic on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:15 pm

I really really hope it isn't real.....
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Re: Let's Talk Long Travel

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