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OldEnuff
05-19-2003, 02:19 PM
Arrrrgh!!! [13][13][13]

Well the extra flex is sure nice but it did in my old thrashed radius arm bushings.
Spit them right out!! :(:(
Changing them the Haynes manual way sucks big time.
Broke my 1/2" drive trying to get the big bolt out of the bottom of the axle/arm attach bracket.:(:(
Sooo.. I just jacked the axle forward until the radius arm cleared the pivot bracket, changed the front bushing and replaced the arm in the bracket. Not the approved method but worked well.:):)
Gonna grind the heads off the rivets for the pivot bracket on the other side and replace with bolts. The MOOG replacement kit installation sheet suggests this. Should have read it before I started I guess.[9][9]
Sure rides better now. I guess the bushings have been loose for quite a while. :D:D:D


'85 Bronco Full Size
300 I6 TOD NP208 8.8" D44 TTB IFS 3.08's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

Broncoo
05-19-2003, 04:12 PM
sas SAS!!!!!!! with wristed arm i gewt pics up asap

broncoII project should be done for april-may
custom everything!

OldEnuff
05-19-2003, 05:25 PM
Working on the front end of my old '67 suburban sure was easier. Of course I was a lot younger then. :D:D

Leaf springs.. sure easier than coil springs it would seem.
Why don't more people go for leafs when doing a SAS??
Just think.. no more track bar!!

Not quite ready for a SAS myself...yet.
Will do a 4" suspension lift when I can find a used front kit. I will do a shackle reversal on the back.

Then there is diffs, tranny, motor etc. etc. and then SAS.
Could take me a while to get there.

'85 Bronco Full Size
300 I6 TOD NP208 8.8" D44 TTB IFS 3.08's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

Broncoo
05-19-2003, 05:36 PM
why put leafs in when all you have to do is make a track bar mount? plus you would get tired of hitting your leafs on everything

broncoII project should be done for april-may
custom everything!

OldEnuff
05-19-2003, 05:44 PM
Doh! [:o)]
I guess I have selective blindness. Didn't even see that.
With the radius arms and coils all I have up front is the...
OH NO
...steering linkage.
And that big 'ole winch bumper.

Gotta get that lift.


'85 Bronco Full Size
300 I6 TOD NP208 8.8" D44 TTB IFS 3.08's 33X12.5 Cooper Discoverer STT's
CB, Warn 8274 on Aluminum Bumper, Tow Hooks F/R, Customized Rust
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"It doesn't matter where you go, there you are"

richsworkshop
05-19-2003, 10:22 PM
quote:Originally posted by Buckin_Bronco


Leaf springs.. sure easier than coil springs it would seem.
Why don't more people go for leafs when doing a SAS??
Just think.. no more track bar!!


Well, on my big beast.... with the SAS in (D60) and F450 leaf springs, there was still enough lateral movement to require a track bar. So sometimes having leaves isn't always enough. Especially with the Ford style or Crossover steering....[V]

Having the track bar in provides much more precise steering control.[^]

Rich [}:)]
(aka Stax)

"It's ALL GOOD!"

TTC 2003 Here We COME!