Alpha Long Travel Suspensions 1.1

Gives the D-Series the high-travel suspension options!

  1. TreeTrunx001
    The mod that finally brings the pre-runner suspension to the regular D-Series bodies! This currently adds one new frame with the ability to have fully functioning pre-runner front solid axle and independent suspensions, and a custom semi-triangulated 4-link rear suspension, all in a package that fits around the trucks original bodies and beds.



    The new frame also has a space for a rear mounted fuel cell, available in both gasoline and diesel fuel types. All of the axles main components are functional, such as the sway bars, bump stops, pre-runner coilovers and the bypass shocks. Currently there are two configurations to showcase the possibilities of this mod.



    There's "The Down n' Dirty" diesel rock crawler, and the "Workman's Comp" pre-runner.







    Usage of mod.

    -To take advantage of this mod and it's assets, simply select the "Long Travel Frame" under the frames in the D-Series customization.

    Updates and changes.

    -V1.1 : The Release Update!
    -This version of the mod is for the actual release of it. V1 had an attempted launch but after some conflicting issues with release, and being generally unhappy with it, I decided to further work on the mod and improve it before it made an official release.
    Changes and additions to the mod include...
    -Retexturing and improvements to every model and asset I had added to the game

    -Complete rework of the suspension model in the to avoid flexbody clipping, fixing of JBeam to improve travel and performance, and improvements to the overall aesthetics of the modeling.

    -The addition of a cantilever style suspension that has excellent travel characteristics. This suspension type is now standard on the Workman's Comp pre-runner config.




    -Every frame style, length and bed type (aside from the upfit frame) has compatibility with the long travel suspensions. Choosing out those frames is the same as it would be on the regular length frame.

    -Fixed the issue of the IFS not extending all the way. Also fixed the ghost damage to front end issue.

    -Complete rework to the fuel cells to allow for better clearance.

    Known issues and future plans.

    -The cantilever suspension is sometimes known to invert on itself. Under normal conditions it's highly unlikely to happen, but under odd impacts to the axle and generally wrecking will cause it to invert and make it almost undrivable. The flex body on the springs is also very uncooperative so the spring is not necessarily placed where it should be.

    -The fuel cell is prone to some... weird... combustion issues. I have a hard time replicating the issue to try and fix it, but I'll look into it further and try to remedy it.

    -Under one circumstance, a friend of mine that tested it had issues with textures showing up with the Cummins Diesel mod installed. While I didn't have these same issues and can't confirm you may have these issues, please take caution when installing, and if textures don't show up that may be the cause. I will look into this issue further and update as soon as I can.

    -As far as future updates go, I plan on bringing this over to the H-Series and Roamer too. There will also be an update later on that adds different rear suspension geometries that would be better suited for either pre-running or rock crawling. Some textures are going the get some more detail later on, just as added details and a more natural, realistic look.

    Hope you guys enjoy the mod, any feedback is much appreciated and I look forward to future updates!

Recent Updates

  1. The Release Update

Recent Reviews

  1. pstn
    Version: 1.1
    Do you think I could use this mod inside a mod I'm making? It happens to fit the body perfectly
  2. Jogaton7
    Version: 1.1
    Amazing mod man, love the hability to have such an amazing suspension on a "normal" D-Series. By the way, could you make this suspension usable with any frame? I want to combine this mod with the 6x6 mod of the D-Series but that also has its separate chassis so I can't combine them.
    I know it could be difficult but i would appreciate it.
    Keep up the good work. Nice seeing need mod ideas.
    1. TreeTrunx001
      Author's Response
      Glad you like the mod! I've pondered the idea of the 6X6 and it would absolutely be possible. However I don't envision this being something I end up doing, mostly because of some of the steps needed to do this (i.e. get permission to base the frame off of the current 6x6 mod frame, or if I were to do my own, the steps and process needed to make it myself. Which I believe I could do, but with how uptight I am about the quality, I'd have a hard time being happy with it.) If I see more feedback about this idea though I'll consider it further though.
  3. KlaidasHQ
    Version: 1.1
    Love the mod so far, but there is one issue with it
    The limits of rear suspension tuning are very low at 5000k and spring rates at 50k. hopefully this gets fixed in then next update
    1. TreeTrunx001
      Author's Response
      Thank you for this feedback. It'll definitely be fixed for all suspensions in the next update. It was kind of a big oversite by me, especially since I like hauling stuff around occasionally.
  4. Mullayho
    Version: 1.1
  5. Tomcat9700 2
    Tomcat9700 2
    Version: 1.1
    Chefs kiss to the non-offroad frames!
  6. David Zadnik
    David Zadnik
    Version: 1.1
    Great Work!
  7. ticker126
    Version: 1.1
    yes!!! finally someone did it thanks so much!
  8. Traxxas_Master
    Version: 1.1
    Awesome mod, everything works as it should! Do you plan to add leaf springs in the future?
    1. TreeTrunx001
      Author's Response
      Yes! I hope to have them added in the next update with the specific crawler/pre runner link types. I'm not sure I'll be able to have it up front with how much further forward the axle sits but I'll look into options and see what I can do.
  9. absolute destruction
    absolute destruction
    Version: 1.1
    quality is impeccable and such a valid mod, I've always wanted long-travel suspension without having to use individual suspensions and offroad springs jacked to the max, it never worked so thank you!
    1. TreeTrunx001
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I've always been in awe that nobody made a mod like this yet, especially with how the stock suspensions can be. Glad you like it!
  10. Yash_gamin144
    Version: 1.1
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