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How tall is your steering arm (60)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    This pawned from garlicbreath's 52's and crossover arm thread. Here is what we need, and this should be a good one for everybody to refer to since "which 60 arm" is a pretty common post.

    1. What arm are you running?

    2. How tall is the arm?

    3. Your suspension setup. Pack thickness would be useful info too. Zero rates?

    4. Any clearance issues? If so tie rod or drag link? Diameter of tube?

    5. Your opinion of arm. Overall quality fit service etc.

    Any pics would be good especially any side by side of different arms.

    Ok GO:D
     
  2. clarkjw24

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    1. What arm are you running? Shakerbuilt

    2. How tall is the arm? 1" thick

    3. Your suspension setup. Pack thickness would be useful info too. Zero rates?

    6 leaf pack 56s, with overload

    4. Any clearance issues? If so tie rod or drag link? Diameter of tube?

    1/2" of clearance from drag link (1.25") to spring pack with the wheels straight. Hits at full lock.

    5. Your opinion of arm. Overall quality fit service etc.

    Arm works, just not really nice to look at. I would have really like to had an arm with an intergrated kingpin cup.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2006
  3. garlicbreath

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    Cool, now lets see how much info we get and if a mod can make it a sticky.
     
  4. jekbrown

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    >1. What arm are you running?

    WFO double.

    >2. How tall is the arm?

    About an inch.

    >3. Your suspension setup. Pack thickness would be useful info too. Zero rates?

    52s, 5 leaves in the pack, no zero rates.

    >4. Any clearance issues? If so tie rod or drag link? Diameter of tube?

    no. My tie rod and drag link are 1.5" I believe...

    >5. Your opinion of arm. Overall quality fit service etc.

    great arm, good people at WFO.

    here is a pic... pretty much the worst pic ever of a steering arm... but then again thats not what I was trying to capture in the pic either!

    [​IMG]

    j
     
  5. MTBLAZER89

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    Thanks J thats exactly what I was lookin for. Now we need all the other brands and setups:D
     
  6. readymix

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    NWF Single Crossover arm

    Total height is around 2". Minor thickness is 1" (see the pic for explanation)

    Not sure on the brand of leaf springs but they are stock length, and around 6" lift. Pack thickness directly below the drag link is 1.75"
    No Zero rates as of yet but they would fit without issues.

    Not even close to having clearance issues with the NWF arm.
    Tie rod and Draglink are both 1.5" DOM.

    Top quality, perfect fit.

    Now for a few measurements to add a little detail. All measurements were taken in a verticle distance just outboard of the pass side leaf spring.
    Bottom of Tie rod to the top of the Draglink = 6.5" or a little more
    Ground to bottom of leaf spring(directly below draglink, next to leaf) = 19.5"
    Ground to top of leaf spring(directly below draglink, next to leaf) = 21.25"
    Ground to bottom of Draglink(directly below draglink, next to leaf) = 19.5"
    Distance between top of leaf pack and bottom of Draglink = 2.75"

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    I really like the "natural" steel look you have on that arm:D

    Ira
     
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    Invisable paint:D
     
  9. MTBLAZER89

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    Oustanding Chief:D
     
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    1. What arm are you running?
    from Poison Spyder

    2. How tall is the arm?
    1"

    3. Your suspension setup. Pack thickness would be useful info too. Zero rates?
    4" lift springs

    4. Any clearance issues? If so tie rod or drag link? Diameter of tube?
    nope

    5. Your opinion of arm. Overall quality fit service etc.

    beefy - well machined.
     
  11. MTBLAZER89

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    I know somebody around here has Sky and ORD arms. Post up guys:laugh:
     
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    Arm=ORD

    Thickness=1.25"

    Suspension= 4" spring pack is 1 7/8" thick.

    Clearance= bottom of ORD draglink to spring pack is 2"
    arm to sidewall of 37X12.5 on 15X8 with 4.25 backspacing is 2"

    Overall=Well made arm weighs almost 10#, also drilled for Dedenbear Knuckles, Would prefer they offered in rear histeer but otherwise an excellent arm.
    This is the only picture I have but it is taken at full lock:D
    pshock2.JPG

    Ira

    pshock2.JPG
     
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    Cool Sky or any of the same arms with different suspensions?
     
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