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Old 06-08-2011, 04:33 PM
derail derail is offline
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Default drop brackets....?

ok, i believe that alot of my bad steering has to do with my radius arms....truck is quite....huge! i can clear 40's....im running 35's, lift is somewhere arround 10-12....my radius arms have 4 inch drop brackets....not enough? i dont think so....any ideas on how to make or where to get different drop bracktes?
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:46 PM
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swapping to sas would help.

also running extended radius arms would also help I wanna say there is a company that makes them or used to...

James duff might
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:42 PM
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^^He is SASed...His problem is probably his bushings in the OTHER end of the radius arms. Those set the camber (you probably need 7 degree ones). Your bad steering is also to blame for the very poorly put together rear suspension.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:45 PM
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oh hell I didnt even read the dang signature just assumed it still had the TTB
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:35 AM
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yeah, the rear is not so well i think....if i cant get this thing to handle right its gonna have to be a bogger i guess....i saw some extended arms, and wow, they are pricy...about those funny angled shocks in the rear everyone keeps asking about, would i be better off just removing them?
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:31 AM
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Take some better pictures of the front/ rear suspension for me if you would.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: drop brackets....?

Yes it would be best to remove them,

Blinker he had posted before about this same truck
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:21 AM
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Remove them and go to a long arm setup
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:28 PM
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long arm....man why does this stuff have to be so expensive! so from what i have heard my radius arms are too short, so that will create bad steering, correct?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:26 PM
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radius arms are fine. The REAR suspensions whats fuckin ya up dude
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:47 PM
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ya, im with ya on that....my rear ladder bars are mounted exactly the same as the radius arms...same drop bracket and same rubber bushings, so im guessing that it should be mounted a lil different...? instead of rubber use rod ends...?
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:56 PM
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No. You need to completely REDO the rear suspension.You need to get rid of all that junk back there dude. Simplify it, but STRENGTHEN it. All you need is your radius arms in the rear, your coils, and a track bar going from your axle up to your frame. That is the SIMPLEST 3 link there is. Remount your shocks on the axle up to the frame, NOT at those extreme angles...they arent doing anything right now.

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Old 06-09-2011, 03:26 PM
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^ shocks perform better straight up and down
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:10 PM
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Yea I know, it was just a quick Paint drawing I made up...hope he gets the idea...that thing's F-ed
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:49 PM
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well isnt that pretty much what i have...? not the best pic here...
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