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flexy forklift fun (56k beware!)

Disclaimer: YES there are alot of pics because I just threw 'em all in there.

I needed to check some measurements and whatnot and finally have access to a reliable forklift at my work. The first handful are alittle extreme and past the realistic point of drivablity (even on extreme terrain) because the front right tire just has no room to spin without serious rubbing. Also, the tie rod was mashed up against the bottome of the passenger frame rail. I noticed this after the fact of lifting the truck to this point, but figured I'd get pics regardless..

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The rest are much more realistic flexing, where no binding or rubbing will occur:

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^^Traction bars seem to work like a charm!

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^^Left rear: 26" off ground.

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^^Front left: 29" off ground.


I'm gonna do it all again on Saturday because the light was disappearing quickly and I completely forget to check measurement for my front driveshaft..
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awesome truck man......that's some good flex
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Good flex -- but put your shocks back on and let's see it, lol.

j/k -- but where are your shocks?

Nice job overall on the truck. The whole setup looks very beefy.
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sweeeet!
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nice flex and awesome truck man
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nice flex! looks good
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haha one shock hoop in.... looks good dude

When you left my house on Sunday i heard the traction bars ' bucking'...
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GREAT flex shots!
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looks good man
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looks sweet... def very flexy
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nice pics
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good god that was a lot of pics. looks good man.
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Looks awesome
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looks good, got some nice flex
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STILL, my favorite truck on the site! where's the front shocks??
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in the back area
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nice!

i think i might cut my fenders like that once everything is said and done with my SAS.

i have a few questions but im just going to send you a pm.
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very cool man look like it flexs out nice u should come the the tinbenders jambo in april 25 26 and 27 out at the hammers itll be a blast im goin for sure
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badass!

those should be posted every time someone says leaves dont flex very much


i love that bumper, its enormous but i like it
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pimp flex
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badass!

those should be posted every time someone says leaves dont flex very much


i love that bumper, its enormous but i like it
Leaves have plenty of up travel. They lack in the droop tho. And I agree that is a really nice bumper...bd
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mmm i love your truck
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Good flex -- but put your shocks back on and let's see it, lol.

j/k -- but where are your shocks?

Nice job overall on the truck. The whole setup looks very beefy.
Most of the point of doing this was to check/take measurements for the shocks. A couple of the shocks I had on were bad, so when getting the new one's I need, I'll have the measurements!
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I appreciate the comments guys! Thanks.

And yes, leafs can be very flexy. However, even with the flex it currently has, doing that exercise makes me want coils/coilovers even more. And for anyone going with the Toyota long travels for the front, I highly recommend checking into the Heavy Duty front 5" leafs from TrailGear (I posted a thread on it awhile back). I have 6" leafs front and rear and the rear definitely have more lift, which when it comes to compressing, give 'em more to go. And leafs can have just as much droop as compression, it all depends on how angled the shackles are when sitting at ride height.

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Looks freaking awesome!

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