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Thread: Independent suspension, looks good...

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    Default Independent suspension, looks good...

    So my builder twisted my arm and I gave in over a straight axle/leaf set up. The air shocks up to 200psi, 35" Toyo M/T's will add about 4" of lift. Thoughts, comments, suggestions? Any driving tips or things of that nature to be aware of besides uneven terrain?

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    Looks pretty skookum to me.
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    Make sure to put limiting straps and bump stops on so
    you don't blow out the shocks.
    looks like there is some chain on there.

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    Ya, there is some chain in there.thank you.

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    Scrolling back to old threads - no ubolts to the leaves? It took me awhile to see you have a combo indendent/leaf spring/airshock set up - i was having a hard time with that much lay-back if the shocks were the sole "air spring" but as a supplement to the leaf springs - sure. It's been awhile - have you had it out and about?

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    It seems that is an old threads ,I've been browsing before , but I can't remember the original thread

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    You can find the old threads on this forum,

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    I thought one of the advantages of a independent suspension was to get rid of heavy rough riding leaf springs. If using those A arms I would have thought airbags would have been the natural way to carry the load particularly being as you are using shocks. What will be the wear parts on the pivot? Is there a zerk fitting?

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    Make sure your bump stops can leave you enough room for tire clearance should your air shock fail. That way you can get it home safely.
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    ever thought about free floating the leafs? ie, putting a shackle on the front and rear leaf to frame mounts? That way the leafs will follow the trailing arm without binding.

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