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Icon7 Cantilever setup

I had the 8" travel fox c/o's laying around and got to thinking


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(yes this is a useless thread but I'm bored)
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dun have one, its all in my head.


I'll probably build the links at home with the leaf springs still on the truck, then take it to a shop for them to do all the cantilever linkage and stuff, I haven't the first clue on how to do it.
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yea its a far fetched idea, but it would be cool wouldn't it?
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it would be and it would probably offer a really nice ride, don't know about flexing with it though
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^x2 i wanna know how well it works
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it would be and it would probably offer a really nice ride, don't know about flexing with it though
In theory i should get about 16" of travel.
right now I have ~15 in the front and ~12-15? in the back..


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get to work
$$$

first i need cross over steering, gear the *** end and get a front driveshaft..
oh yea, fuel cell.. the tank is right where everything would go.

hell, I need my truck back

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^x2 i wanna know how well it works
me too... maybe this time next year? lol

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sounds like a plan
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excuses excuses,

go work the corner for a week and your in like flint
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if you work an entire intersection and you set your self up faster lol

Cantilever? i have heard of it and i got an idea of the setup. but what is it exactly. you got pic of it.
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You going to cut a hole in the bed and have it stick through like a prerunner or have it all under the bed?

I think it would be cool to have it under the bed, it would look clean and not take up your bed.
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Canteliver suspension belongs on show trucks. I'd save your time and money and get some real coilovers. Sell the ones you've got and you'll be better off.
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You going to cut a hole in the bed and have it stick through like a prerunner or have it all under the bed?

I think it would be cool to have it under the bed, it would look clean and not take up your bed.
thats the nice thing about this setup, it *should* all tuck nicely below the bed.

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Canteliver suspension belongs on show trucks. I'd save your time and money and get some real coilovers. Sell the ones you've got and you'll be better off.
that's what I'll probably end up doing, I was just tossing this around for shtz and giggles for the rear suspension.
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you toss around alot of stuff for ****z and giggles
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hey, but its getting there.. and I already have the shocks sitting in the garage, along with some worn out springs that may be strong enough for the back half of the truck


as bad as this sounds I want to experiment with the back of my truck before i redo the front.. Everyone's gonna see the pics tomorrow, it has like a 6" block in there right now to make it level with the worn out springs.
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it would probably be more worth while to go get some deaver leafs and throw them in
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Check out Offroad Evolution's JK they run canteliver setup and their Jeep is hardly a show queen.

www.offroadevolution.com

here is a install they did. I don't know if you have to be a member or not to view the pictures.

http://jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t...road+evolution
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i actually think i've seen that before. they use coil overs horizontally mounted. and that wrangler is just sick
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http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...kit/index.html

like that? i remember seeing that in petersons a few months back. would be pretty sweet to fit that into a ranger
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^^^That is friggin DIRTY!
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Out of curiosity, are there any advantages to a cantilever suspension? More room for travel maybe?
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