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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spoolnaround, Feb 23, 2005.

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    Their arms have a raised base so you dont need a block under the arm. I have been in the vendor forum of CK5 and PBB and cant find the arms I am looking for. I bought a set of arms a while back but never used them because I dont like the fact I need a block under them to make them work. Anyone know who I am thinking of?? Any links to the arms you have and like? My tie rod hits my U-bolt nuts thus keeping me from puttin on my high steer, which I need cause my tie rod looks like this ~
     
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    another option might be to use arms from WFO concepts. They are top notch quality, inexpensive, and allow you to mount your tie rod behind your axle...

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    Do you have this set up? If so what kind of mods did you do for your shocks?
     
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    I have the arms installed, but I'm waiting to relocate the tie rod until after my 52" spring swap / axle relocation. The stock shock mounting position definitely wont work, you have to relocate them. Im gonna make some tube shock towers. Anyway, having the tierod behind the housing will definitely be a good thing, Ive snagged/bumped mine in the stock position more than a few times... :grin: :cool1:

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    Where are you going to move the shock too? top of axle or front of axle?
     
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    the plan right now is to put them pretty much straight up/down above the axle, angled towards the frame of course. When I make the towers I'm going to look around under the hood to see where it'd be easiest to fit them in so they aren't in the way. I want these to be the last upper shock mounts I ever build/install on this rig, so I plan on having them get as close to the underside of the hood as I can and then having mount on the axle be as tall as it need be to fit my shocks (BBCS-15s). They are a shade over 3' fully extended... and 21" collapsed. Should be enough travel to handle the 52" spring swap...I hope. ;)

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    Just ordered some arms from http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/ Should work out fine, they are 1 7/8 from the top of the knuckle to the top of the arm, I may make some of the snow yet this year.
     
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