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How much travel does my truck have? Was playing around and hit a BIG bump. The truck bounced around violently, almost like it was bouncing on the bumpstops, then the drivers side spring broke. Oh, by the way, the truck is an 82 with stock springs, no lift whatsoever. <IMG SRC="smilies/nuke.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Chris Geiger:
<STRONG>A stock front solid axle suspension has about 10"-12" of articulation.</STRONG>
Yup, and probably 1-2" of compression travel, since the springs are so old and it never had much to begin with.
 

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NO WAY. What's the rear, then? I couldn't put a tire 24" up with the stock setup... I can barely do that with the chev rears, and that's ALL the rears...
 

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All my old stockers had about 1 inch compression and 6 inches droop in the front, and a little better in back.
 

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Uh... he's talking about total travel. As in... put a tire on something more than 10-ish inches high, and you lift a tire.</font>
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
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Uh... he's talking about total travel. As in... put a tire on something more than 10-ish inches high, and you lift a tire.</font></STRONG>
Oh, so stock, combined front/rear articulation is like 10-12 inches. THAT I'll believe. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> (And makes more sense... <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> )
 

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So you are saying that I shouldn't be here because My truck is stock? I just bought the thing and haven't done anything to it yet, except wheels and tires. If so then you are <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0">.
 

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Oh yeah, a little advice-Do yourself a favor, and invest in a tape measure. It will save you a lot of flaming from asking dumbass questions. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

How big is my garage? <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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I do have a tape measure, but when the spring is resting on the bump stop it is kinda hard to measure. You guys sure don't know how to make a newbie feel welcome, you were all there before also, I am sure you all asked some dumba$$ questions also.
 

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Originally posted by 82toy4x4:
<STRONG>I do have a tape measure, but when the spring is resting on the bump stop it is kinda hard to measure. You guys sure don't know how to make a newbie feel welcome, you were all there before also, I am sure you all asked some dumba$$ questions also.</STRONG>
Well, if your spring is resting on the bumpstop, you have 0 travel. Time to get some springs! Sorry, you didn't need a tape measure after all. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Seriously, stick around, don't take shit seriously, and use the search feature, it is your friend!

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they are just to <IMG SRC="smilies/rainbow.gif" border="0"> to say they once didn't know shat about anything! to cool! ohhhhh! i think i had about 1 1/2" between the bumpstop and the whatever its called. i think the rear springs moved about 6" down. maybe but i never measured. the front looks like it moves about 3" without the sway bar or antiwrap bar! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

good luck newbie
 

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Originally posted by 82toy4x4:
<STRONG>I do have a tape measure, but when the spring is resting on the bump stop it is kinda hard to measure. You guys sure don't know how to make a newbie feel welcome, you were all there before also, I am sure you all asked some dumba$$ questions also.</STRONG>
HAHAHA if its on the bumpstop you have 0 uptravel! sorry thats just funny as hell
 
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