Discussion in 'Outlaw Offroad' started by Outlaw Offroad, Apr 5, 2012.
I have a set on the way....
I think thats a good plan! just for safe!
I called Connor and told him when I drive down the freeway now I just wait for my front tire to collapse. I'm taking it to Outlaw Sunday night so they can get started this week on it. Call them, its well worth it and not as bad as I expected.
Or just go nuts and put a Outlaw front and rear long travel setup on it! Once you go long you never want to drive stock again.
I am excited about the new build on the truck that broke the spindle. It will get long travel Icon shocks and coils (vs King which is on my white Raptor). The bolt ons shocks from Icon I found to give a better ride than the Kings overall. Both are better than stock but when I had one truck with Icons bolt-ons and another with King Bolt-ons I felt the Icon's did a better job. The best example is a jump I took in both trucks at the same speed. The King's bounce on landing and put me back into the air (thus less control as no wheels on the ground). The Icons landed, rebounded, but kept the tires on the ground. Better absorption and less bounce is what I am saying. So I am hoping I get similar results with the long travel Icons.
Now thats something I did not know, there is a long travel ICON option, from talking with Outlaw in the past I had always thought we could go King or Fox. Do you know the bypass layout on the shocks?
If all goes according to plan my grey truck will be the first to have them. I dont know anything about them actually. Connor and crew is handling it.
There are a lot of surprises coming from ICON...
Thanks for the info, very cool you are breaking new ground. Loved your video of the white one ripping around a frosty desert!
Someone asked about my white Raptor track width. I just measured it. I have 37 inch tires and black Method rims (I don't know the offset on the rims but it is whatever Outlaw commonly sells I think for 37's).
Rear width from outside to outside of tires with Currie read end = 91 Inches
Front width at ride height (so this is about the widest point in the travel) is 95 inches from outside to outside of the tires.
I had someone tell me the different track widths would be a problem but so far I really havent seen an issue. Yes on tight dirt roads I end up widening them a bit and killing shrubs. I have noticed in sand or mud/snow the back end does want to swing around a bit. The truck also has 4.88 gears and a Detroit locker in the rear. I think the locked rear tires and the added power of the lower gears causes the back end of the truck to move around a bit. I only noticed it the first 30 minutes and then my driving style just adjusted and I didnt think about it anymore.
The Outlaw Long Travel is the shit and there is no way I would go back to stock. My second Raptor is at Outlaw now waiting to get the same work done (minus headers, cage, and race seats). It will be the "around town" Raptor.
This thread just made me go from six to midnight! LOL In all seriousness this is freakin awesome! I was hell bent on just upgrading to 3.0s and some other stuff but I now know that I will just save my pennies for a long ravel kit like this. Time to stop modifying the GTR and only worry about the Raptor.
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