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Post by kgries » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:28 pm

I got my thuren 3.0/2.5 shocks the other day and installed them. I noticed on the rear at full droop the brake lines are all pulled, and the drive shaft is laying on the skid plate.

Has anyone done limiting straps with their thuren kit?


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Post by TankerZak » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 pm

Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it.

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Re: Limiting straps

Post by kgries » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm

TankerZak wrote:Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it.

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I was going to do that but I was concerned more about the brake lines already stretching with the shaft hitting.

Are you guys just bending that center bracket that holds the rear lines?


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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:58 pm

kgries wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm
TankerZak wrote:Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it.

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I was going to do that but I was concerned more about the brake lines already stretching with the shaft hitting.

Are you guys just bending that center bracket that holds the rear lines?
I removed it. Did you install Don's brake brackets?
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Post by kgries » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:05 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
kgries wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm
TankerZak wrote:Don is coming out with bolt on right sized limit straps. Some have added custom straps. Most of us bang the skid plate out of the way and clear it.

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I was going to do that but I was concerned more about the brake lines already stretching with the shaft hitting.

Are you guys just bending that center bracket that holds the rear lines?
I removed it. Did you install Don's brake brackets?
The bracket above the axle? No issues doing that?

I installed the e brake brackets yes


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Post by bstefanic » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:38 am

Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to throw on some extended brake lines, carli makes a good set
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Post by BoldAdventure » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:44 am

None yet that I can see.

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I flexed it out yesterday, I'll do it many more times this week.
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bstefanic wrote:
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Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to throw on some extended brake lines, carli makes a good set
I got a brand new set of 6" over Carli's sitting in a box if anyone wants them. I went with KLM 4" over.

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Post by Colibri » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 am

kgries wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:28 pm
I got my thuren 3.0/2.5 shocks the other day and installed them. I noticed on the rear at full droop the brake lines are all pulled, and the drive shaft is laying on the skid plate.

Has anyone done limiting straps with their thuren kit?


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Limiting straps are primarily to protect your expensive shocks from topping out violently and being damaged. You could use them to keep from hitting your driveshaft but then you’re missing out on suspension travel that you paid a lot of money for.

If you can clearance things to take full advantage of your available travel, your truck will articulate and absorb high speed impact much better. That last inch or two makes a much bigger difference than most guys realize.
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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:16 am

kgries wrote:I got my thuren 3.0/2.5 shocks the other day and installed them. I noticed on the rear at full droop the brake lines are all pulled, and the drive shaft is laying on the skid plate.

Has anyone done limiting straps with their thuren kit?


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You say your driveshaft is touching your crossmember??? Or the gas tank skid plate?

You just ordered these shocks recently or have you had them sitting for a long while?

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Post by RustyPW » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:11 am

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kgries wrote:I got my thuren 3.0/2.5 shocks the other day and installed them. I noticed on the rear at full droop the brake lines are all pulled, and the drive shaft is laying on the skid plate.

Has anyone done limiting straps with their thuren kit?


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You say your driveshaft is touching your crossmember??? Or the gas tank skid plate?

You just ordered these shocks recently or have you had them sitting for a long while?
On the 3G's. The driveshaft touches both.
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Post by kgries » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:48 pm

I guess you could consider it the gas tank skid plate support. The Shocks are brand new. Here are some photos for reference


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It’s the furthest back support that the drive shaft hits at full droop

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These are the brake lines that are getting pulled when at full droop. I don’t think they make extended lines for those
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I’d love to be able to use the full travel. These bad boys love speed, I got a little speed happy and was doing 70 on some trails a little north and it was awesome. I’d love to be able to hit whoops And If get some air not worry about bending my drive shaft and popping some brake lines hahah


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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:00 pm

Could you shoot an email to Thuren and let him know?

Even the extended travel shocks were shortened a bit and shouldn’t allow the driveshaft to touch the crossmember. The earlier kits with 12” extended travel shocks could touch the crossmember. That’s not a big difference at the point the driveshaft touches but yours is the first I’ve seen to do that with current shocks.

The kits I’ve installed rear shocks on, those brake lines had plenty of flex left at full droop. Are you sure they’re tight?

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Post by kgries » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:32 pm

DamageWagon wrote:Could you shoot an email to Thuren and let him know?

Even the extended travel shocks were shortened a bit and shouldn’t allow the driveshaft to touch the crossmember. The earlier kits with 12” extended travel shocks could touch the crossmember. That’s not a big difference at the point the driveshaft touches but yours is the first I’ve seen to do that with current shocks.

The kits I’ve installed rear shocks on, those brake lines had plenty of flex left at full droop. Are you sure they’re tight?
I jacked it up real quick for some photos. If I fix the driveshaft issue it will stretch the brake lines more. They have a very small amount of flex at the top still.
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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:39 pm

I’m working on a replacement crossmember that has some more room for the driveshaft among other improvements. That doesn’t look like the shaft is touching the crossmember? But yeah that’s close!!

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Post by RustyPW » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:42 pm

Call this place for custom brake lines.

http://www.egrbrakes.com/brakelinekit.htm
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Re: Limiting straps

Post by kgries » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm

DamageWagon wrote:I’m working on a replacement crossmember that has some more room for the driveshaft among other improvements. That doesn’t look like the shaft is touching the crossmember? But yeah that’s close!!
It is, I had to do some maneuvering to get the axle to drop lower to get the shock in on one side and had to use a tie down strap to compress the other side hahah. It’s touching enough to hold the axle up at least.

I’ll be buying that crossmember hahah. Then I’ll figure something out for the brake lines


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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:02 pm

You can have a local shop build brake lines. I would contact Thuren still regarding that crossmember.

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Post by kgries » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:25 pm

DamageWagon wrote:You can have a local shop build brake lines. I would contact Thuren still regarding that crossmember.
I’m going to send him an email in a few


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