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Long Travel Rear End

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by 4x4Addict, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Apr 18, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    4x4Addict

    4x4Addict [OP] New Member

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    Magnusun Supercharger URD 7th Injector Yota1 Performance Rebuilt Motor OE Locker Suspension... Sound System... Bumper...
    Alright guys I need some advice here. I recently installed an Elocker to my '96 and had clearance issues with the sway bar so naturally, I removed the sway bar. The issue I am having now is that I have too much downtravel for my springs to handle and they just fall out when the wheel drops too far. I already have the extended brake lines and fully adjustable end links and was always planning on building this thing to have tons of flex.

    BUT I cannot figure out what rear spring setup to go with. It seems like there is literally nothing on the planet built for our rigs that is longer than 3" of lift and can take this amount of down travel without falling out!?

    Just to give more info, I plan on building a long travel kit for this rig soon and the front end is pretty easy (as in there is info everywhere) but I cannot find anything on the rear end!

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. Apr 19, 2020 at 2:28 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

    MI-FL off roader T4R Hobby/Addict

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    Can't help with longer springs, I did a quick search and had the same result as you, but you might be able to fix this with a spacer lift or limit straps, with the spacer being the quickest and cheapest alternative. Hopefully someone will chime in soon with more than my limited knowledge.

    https://www.morris4x4center.com/day...GIKHBl9Hfw6zeBUdg-Zt12ood5XObFuRoCr8YQAvD_BwE

    https://www.kartek.com/parts-categories/limiting-straps.html
     
  3. Apr 19, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    4x4Addict

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    Thanks Brett, I am toying with that option too. I need to take a look at the land cruiser coils that some guys run and see if they are actually longer than the setup that I have. I am also considering tac welding the spring to the axel and doing the same with the bump stop to the bucket. I know a lot of jeep guys have this issue and use retaining clips for their springs (I called dozens of shops and no one has anything for these 3rd gens).
     
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  4. Apr 19, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    Ass-Highbinder

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    I tell you what, son. Whatcha need to do is weld a few coils on top of one another and then add some big ass spacers on top of them.

    You'll be riding ass high in no time, like the good lord intended.
     
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  5. Apr 19, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    Starting a new trend? My buddy had a 66' Mustang back in the day that rode like that. He couldn't tell when lights turned green until he looked out the window.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Ass-Highbinder

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    No trends here amigo. Ive been doin this sort of thing since I was knee high to a toothless hooker. My grandpappy taught me the ways.

    Im pretty sure he got the idea from the bible. Theres some verse somewhere that says "Thall shall lift the ass end of your rig high into the heavens to please thy lord, just like yur momma used to do at all them kentucky keggers." Pretty sure its in the old testament.

    I drive my rig down the main street in town and it looks hotter than my sister wearin a mini skirt on sunday.
     
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