Forklift Flex!

We borrowed a forklift at my work for a few hours, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to see how the long travel rear behaves, and if there are any binding or rubbing issues.

I have a set of Extended 2.5″ Radflo shocks in the rear, with Metaltech Long Travel springs.
The springs are a clever dual-rate coil, where the bottom portion is the actual spring, and the top will come to play at droop, keeping the spring from falling out of its perch.

With the swaybar removed, the axle will keep dropping and dropping. The real limiting factor is the shock length, which is in this case admirable. A set of Metaltech Offset lower links is a must, as the normal links will bind up on the axle housing rather quickly.


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