SUSPENSION How to ditch your rear block w BDS lift

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Talon_the_Toyota

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Found my dream shop that specializes in only things Toyota, well worth the drive! Thank you Tandem Offroad 817-633-3225 for the best experience ever throughout multiple visits! They are so conscientious, thorough, and honorable! Incredibly fun guys to hang out with! They designed such a simple solution that let me shed the block in the back from my 6" bds lift while maintaining perfect ride height etc. Oh and 24" of travel isnt so bad either, while also fixing the axle wrap! My shop of choice in the dfw / ft worth area! #dreamshop #toyotaspecialists #suspension #liftsdonerightright #bdssuspension #foxshocks #arboldmanemu #uboltflip #dropshackles #tacoma #axlewrap #alignment #tandemoffroad #rideslikeadream #hammerhanger
 

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Talon_the_Toyota

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As info, the rear sat 1/2" higher in rear after the conversion. Sets near level with the weight in the back from our gear. They did the best damn alignment I have ever had on this beast, Pablo over there is a genius!
 

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Shackle flip and a new leaf pack it looks like? Sweet!

A correction and a quick word of caution.
Wheel travel is measured as how much the wheel travels (in reference to itself) from full compression to full droop, so for all intents and purposes on a solid axle: wheel travel = shock travel (if not limited by bump stops or other factors.)

The caution is; shackle flips are awesome, but they will change how the truck handles when loaded or towing. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware there are trade-offs. (y)
 

Bankruptaco

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Shackle flip and a new leaf pack it looks like? Sweet!

A correction and a quick word of caution.
Wheel travel is measured as how much the wheel travels (in reference to itself) from full compression to full droop, so for all intents and purposes on a solid axle: wheel travel = shock travel (if not limited by bump stops or other factors.)

The caution is; shackle flips are awesome, but they will change how the truck handles when loaded or towing. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware there are trade-offs. (y)

Can you elaborate a little bit or pm me? If like more info on pros and cons since Im considering this flip but will also build the truck to overland and probably tow a small trailer (like turtlebacks or off road mini trailer)
 

Victory4x4

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Basically,
Pros are: more lift with less spring arch, a potential for more flex.

Cons are: shackles are loaded in compression instead of tension (which really isn't an issue for strong shackles) but therein lies the changes in loading of the shackles and bushings (side to side flex) and how the springs arch under load.

I would take this as totally anecdotal as I haven't personally had the opportunity to test this on the same truck.

So I should have said COULD CHANGE how it handles, not WILL CHANGE.
 
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