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Mid/long range travel….educate me

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by suaveflooder, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Jan 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM
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    Looking for the style below. Educate me please. Mid or long range suspension. Tons of miles (3000 a month). Good? Bad? Ugly? Just looking for info. Planning on repainting the hood already. Want to do the fenders at the same time.

    2B48CB8D-D625-4A17-AEFF-9FA06DF46E0D.jpg
     
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    Are there any negatives for a long travel kit on a daily driver? I’m talking 3000 miles a month daily
     
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    True LT is going to cost quite a bit more than a standard travel setup. Mid travel is less travel than long but can be up there in price.
     
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    To put all this together correctly you're looking at close to 10 grand. Are you ready to drop that kind of coin on a daily?
     
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    now?? No. In a year to five years, yes. This is a long term goal thang
     
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    You can't run certain parts on their own. Like standard travel shocks will not work on a LT kit and LT shocks will not work on OEM A arms. You also need new CVs or just the TC longer shafts if you are 4wd.
     
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    Maintenance is a high priority when running a setup like that. If you aren’t handy with a wrench it can get pretty spendy aside from the initial cost of the kit and install.
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:53 AM
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    mid travel...something along the lines of a new uca and decent shocks, (maybe spacers, if you really WANT that stance) will be better as a daily(turning/parking/etc)
     
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    They addressed the big things with LT…cost and work.

    aside from that, why are you driving 3k a month in a 4runner? Just curious. I’d have a Volvo or some shit with that kind of mileage.

    this is mid travel set up:E328C18D-6B3A-4261-88BF-2197601633A1.jpg
     
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  11. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:09 AM
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    been reading a lot on it and like mentioned above, for a daily, it is A LOT of work. I’ll do it, but probably after it’s no longer a daily. I don’t have time to maintain it as much as it needs to be.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:12 AM
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    I like country and live in San Diego. I live in BFE and everything I do is in the city, including job, so I drive A LOT! 100 miles minimum on days I work, and 200 or so if I take my daughter to school (I only have her 50% of the time).

    I really should have something more economical, but I love how comfortable the 4Runner is
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:16 AM
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    I drive my runner 3k a month too, probably 1k of those are off road....I drive what I like, not whats economical, if I did Id drive a motorcycle.
     
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    nothing wrong with that. I do 20-25k a year, but it gets pricey on a heavily modded tank
     
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