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i beam suspension vs. others

is twin i beam suspension more rugged then other types of suspensions? i've seen quite a few races where a lot of the rangers are the older models with twin i beam suspension. i was just wondering why they'd take that over one of the later model rangers...
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are you taking about ttb suspension in the front?
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I-beams = cheaper travel in a greater amount. I-beams allow more combinations of a triple shock front end, and sometimes smoother cycling of the suspension than that of arms. Beams have more body roll, while arms have less. Arms take a lot more money and a lot more work to get the gains that come easier from beams.
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Dirty Hooker vs. Clean Hooker

i beams- like a dirty hooker, doesn't cost as much, you get more out of her, but she ain't that clean.

a arms- very nice hooker, costs a lot of money, don't get as much out of her, but is very clean


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Dirty Hooker vs. Clean Hooker

i beams- like a dirty hooker, doesn't cost as much, you get more out of her, but she ain't that clean.

a arms- very nice hooker, costs a lot of money, don't get as much out of her, but is very clean


haha. pretty damn true too. i still wanna beamed ranger.
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cool... i guess i have a dirty hooker.. it's cool. i love her
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Well for you to convert to beams, Your lookin at a huge amount of dinero brotha. I would love to have my old ranger back with beams up front just due to the fact it's a lot cheaper to extend / get ready.
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thanx for the info. i was asking bc if i buy a truck in the (distant) future, i wanted to know if i should raise the new one or raise the one i have now with the beams.
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never fall in love with a hooker, dirty or clean. pretty woman was just a movie
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I'd take Ibeams over our present ( newer rangers ) Torsion setup.
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I'd take Ibeams over our present ( newer rangers ) Torsion setup.
D, with the kits out as they are now, especially ones with extended arms, the torsions are removed and a coil-over setup is used.
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D, with the kits out as they are now, especially ones with extended arms, the torsions are removed and a coil-over setup is used.
i think hes talking in general? i dunno. it is true though.
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I got I beams and its cool w/ me
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I'm cool with my TTB.
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what's ttb stand for?
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Twin traction beam, aka "4wd i beams."
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If anyone wants an I beam ranger... mines going up for sale in a month or so. May be a cool project truck...oh man, makes me teary eyed to try and think of someone chopping up my baby. Its like someone taking your pet dog and using it as an organ donor :( aaaahhh!!... and its a 4x4
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