atwinda said:The truck only has 8" of flex in the front. Unless you do LT (which will give you 13") Extended length Donahoes, and uniball UCA's will give you the most at 9".
I know a lot of people complain that the fabtech subframe lift doesn't flex that well in the front, however I can't say that for sure, as I don't have that lift.
rojodiablo said:I am in no way a fan of this nonsense, but some members disconnect the sway bar for a LOT more flex. I agree, that for rough trail work, it would be the way to go. But, I would NEVER run like this on the street!! Buy or build some quick disconnects, and have a blast. Beware of over extending the droop on these trucks. I don't exactly know, but there is a catastrophic problem with the inner cv when this happens, bearings fall out or splines pop out. So, you've been warned!!!
I was thinking the exact same thing..I haven't run my sway bar in over a year and it will not go back on..A little more lean, but if you know how to drive it and what to expect it's not an issue.. The flex and ride off road is WELL worth what little is given up on-road in my opinion..If you wheel in more technical terrain having the sway bar in the garage, or disconnected, makes a huge difference..Bryanccfshr said:I laugh at those who fear a land with no sway bar. That's what good springs are for. I disconnected my swaybar a couple of years ago and never reattached it. It's an uneeded apendage with my springs and vehicle weight.
Travel is limited by the IFS itself but not all IFS lifts flex(that's an oxymoron when used with IFS) alike. Some can give more travel than others. It depends on the spring rate, the lift amount and the static load(wieght) of the vehicle. Read around to gain insight. Look for words like Compliant, compression and droop with IFS and suspension and you will get a good idea what others think.
DIALEDTOY said:thanks all for the info guys
On my old tacoma i had the procomp, and that baby had a good amount of flex(35-36" high on the RTI ramp before the rear tire would leave the ground). Im thinking im going to go with the Tuff country, do u think that lift would have comparable flex to the procomp?
So you are running extended hoes w/ total chaos UCA's and no sway bar without any cv problems? Do you leave it off all of the time or just when wheeling?BIGTOYOTA said:I have the donahoe's extended and total chaos arms and it works great.
since the Taco's suspension geometry is fixed at 8" none of them really "flex" any better than any other. The drop-bracket style lifts just lower the front drivetrain and steering but maintain stock geometry for the most part. Stiffer coils will flex less, shorter than stock shocks will yeild less travel. Longer shocks will yeild a little more down-travel.DIALEDTOY said:My question is which IFS lift has the most flex stock. I know the trailmaster has very little flex compared to the procomp(i think because of the AAL on the TM). Not sure on the Fabtech and Tuff country.
Thanks to anyone who knows the answer.
The IFS trouble spot no matter how much total travel ... bump (compression)+down (rebound) travel is a lack of articulation due to the fact that it is an independent suspension... The fact that one side is higher up on a rock than the other transfers weight to the low side compressing it. With the sways unplugged and 6" of bump on one side you will still get a good bit of bump travel on the low side due to weight transfer... So lets make a optimistic WAG (wild ass guess) and say it went up 1"... Now we have a whopping 5" of articlation.hytenor said:since the Taco's suspension geometry is fixed at 8" none of them really "flex" any better than any other. The drop-bracket style lifts just lower the front drivetrain and steering but maintain stock geometry for the most part. Stiffer coils will flex less, shorter than stock shocks will yeild less travel. Longer shocks will yeild a little more down-travel.
The ProComp kit has essentially the same amount of front flex as the Trailmaster. Rear flex was different between those two trucks because of differing setups in the rear. It had nothing, or very little, to do with the front setup, which is the main part of either kit.DIALEDTOY said:Not true, me old procomp had twice the flex of my friends truck with the trailmaster kit. mostly a lot more flex from the rear axle.
The Fabtech lift replaces the stock struts with their own struts, and they are shorter than the stock ones. This will mean that no matter how much bump stops you trim, you will never get the same amount of down travel because the struts are just not as long any more.DIALEDTOY said:My question is which IFS lift has the most flex stock. I know the trailmaster has very little flex compared to the procomp(i think because of the AAL on the TM). Not sure on the Fabtech and Tuff country.
Thanks to anyone who knows the answer.