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Even with long travel shocks, the 100 series torsion bar IFS design, CV axle length and LCA limitations doesnt allow for a lot of additional droop compared to a coil over design. Maybe not worth buying long travel shock only for that reason. I think @ga12r1 has an Icon long travel set up- maybe he will chime in. You’d have to mod the LCA, lengthen CV’s and add long travel shocks to get a substantial improvement ....or just go SAS to get more articulation.

Meager as it is, 2” of lift and droop of 2.5-3” (65-75mm) on this design is a happy medium for drivability and component life. More lift=less droop more stress on CVs (component wear, chances of leaking or torn boots increased) and lower caster=crap steering.

Curious, what obstacles have you not cleared because of limited droop?
 

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Even with long travel shocks, the 100 series torsion bar IFS design, CV axle length and LCA limitations doesnt allow for a lot of additional droop compared to a coil over design. Maybe not worth buying long travel shock only for that reason. I think @ga12r1 has an Icon long travel set up- maybe he will chime in. You’d have to mod the LCA, lengthen CV’s and add long travel shocks to get a substantial improvement ....or just go SAS to get more articulation.

Meager as it is, 2” of lift and droop of 2.5-3” (65-75mm) on this design is a happy medium for drivability and component life. More lift=less droop more stress on CVs (component wear, chances of leaking or torn boots increased) and lower caster=crap steering.

Curious, what obstacles have you not cleared because of limited droop?
Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t call the Icon setup in the front “Long Travel”, but I did gain about 1/2” in droop. That has made a ton of difference for me running at 22” H2F.

I can bomb it across the dunes and ruts at the beach wide open and it’s just soaks it up. I could not do that before. I wonder how much of that is the extra 1/2” and how much is the digressive shock, or I guess a combination. Either way I like it.
 

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Even with long travel shocks, the 100 series torsion bar IFS design, CV axle length and LCA limitations doesnt allow for a lot of additional droop compared to a coil over design. Maybe not worth buying long travel shock only for that reason. I think @ga12r1 has an Icon long travel set up- maybe he will chime in. You’d have to mod the LCA, lengthen CV’s and add long travel shocks to get a substantial improvement ....or just go SAS to get more articulation.

Meager as it is, 2” of lift and droop of 2.5-3” (65-75mm) on this design is a happy medium for drivability and component life. More lift=less droop more stress on CVs (component wear, chances of leaking or torn boots increased) and lower caster=crap steering.

Curious, what obstacles have you not cleared because of limited droop?

I was texting Lee about it yesterday before I disconnected my shock and sway bar to test it. He's got Jason's arms with the Icons, but put both on at the same time.

I haven't really been at a loss due to droop yet as I've got basically what I'm supposed to. I am running a 34" tire vs most 100s on 33s so was just looking for a little extra tire clearance. Somewhat of a vanity thing, but I do scrub the fender liner here and there on ruts. I ran some decently technical trails with a 3x locked 80 a few weeks back and while I kept up and got over everything he did, there was a little more drama involved. Without ATRAC I wouldn't have done it as well, methinks. Tires in the air definitely don't help.

So the upper control arms are the culprit and causing the problem I thought those were some pretty good units

Not so much the problem, they just won't allow any "extra" as I thought they would. I'm still getting exactly what I'm supposed to, but that's it.
 

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