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09-26-2006, 10:02 PM
hey guys. im throwin a 78 bronco dana 44 in my jeep xj, and im using the stock ford radius arm system. my jeep will have about 8 inches of lift, and i know to keep proper caster with that system the arm has to be pretty much horizontal. what have you guys done to raise the arm while keeping the stock caster? cut and turn knuckles *if so whats it like on this axle*, cut a notch out of the radius arms and kind of bend them upwards? im also going to extend the arms a bit and put RE joints in the ends. thnx in advance !
09-26-2006, 10:07 PM
I think you can also buy offset C bushings for the diff probably doesn't give you too many degrees rotation but it is something to look into
09-26-2006, 10:10 PM
yea i heard somthing about some company making bushings that go up to 7 degrees . im just about ready to throw the crossmember in and get the front all mocked up so im just seein if anyones got some cheap and quick options. thanks for the post :D
09-26-2006, 10:22 PM
big drop brackets will be the quickest i know they will hang down low but its a short truck the degree bushings wont get you very far
09-26-2006, 10:26 PM
i know they wont get me far but ever little bit helps. my crossmember is made from 2x4 and is welded to some angle which is going to be welded to the frame. and the mounts going to be welded to that. if i can get them up just high enough to be mounted to the front of the crossmember, rather then to the bottom of it that be cool. i might go get a set of those 7 degree poly c bushings see what they can do. the stock ones are worn anyways. also, whats your guys view on wristed arms?
09-26-2006, 10:30 PM
I've got a set of 7 degree c-bushings that will help. Also have a set of radius arms that are 14" longer than stock which will move up the mounting location, if you're interested[cheers]
09-26-2006, 10:32 PM
hmmmm yes i am definatley interested in the bushings. :D just need to measure to see if 14" ext. would be to long or not. have any pics of the arms? could you email them to me? firstname.lastname@example.org. THanks Guys!!
09-26-2006, 10:35 PM
wriste arms work good just make it beefy
09-26-2006, 10:40 PM
The arms that Stepside has have the large Rubicon flex joints on the ends of them and have been rebraced along the topside for more strength. They looked good and beefy to me. The extra length will help the angle issue as well.
09-26-2006, 10:44 PM
ok. stepside pm your# and well talk :D thanks mikey
09-27-2006, 12:39 PM
If jeepxj89 doesn't take the radius arms I would be interested in them :D
09-27-2006, 12:44 PM
just make some longer ones and corect for the heiht diferance in your new design
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