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Old 02-25-2007, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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chevy trailing arms

have built a few trucks in the past. 5 rangers with smallblocks. starting on another project. i have beams and coil springs from autofab and some fox resivor shocks for the front nothing to crazy yet. now for the rear, i have a few old chevy long bed trailing arms in the back yard doing nothing they are about 52inches long. was wandering if anyone has ever used these as your trailing arms. was planning on boxing them, adding 10inches and putting jonny joints on the ends. what do you think?????????
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hmmm I'm dong the same general thing ont he s10 I'm building . . . I have a set of the trailing arms but they are aftermarket and are square tubing with monoballs in em
http://stockcarproducts.com/trkarm.htm
wondering how they will work myself . .
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just got it all lined up with a ff 9' and its working smoothly. im using chevy leave springs bushings and a cross brace between them no side movement at all. and also no changing in the pinion angle at drop.
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just got it all lined up with a ff 9' and its working smoothly. im using chevy leave springs bushings and a cross brace between them no side movement at all. and also no changing in the pinion angle at drop.
just got mine all mounted . . using monoballs in mine . . course mines a mud truck not a baja either . . but should be good . .used the 51 inch ones on the front and made a set for the rear that are 72 inches long . . think it's gonna work out great . .





oughta be able to get long travel out of em if I can get a nice pair of coil overs

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what a badass truck. mine is a lil bit smaller. trying to only clear 31's 33's at most. doing short course pro arena for the ushra. mine are mounted solid and have absolutely no flex in them at all only up and down. it drives like my quad.
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what a badass truck. mine is a lil bit smaller. trying to only clear 31's 33's at most. doing short course pro arena for the ushra. mine are mounted solid and have absolutely no flex in them at all only up and down. it drives like my quad.
hmmm....intresting
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what a badass truck. mine is a lil bit smaller. trying to only clear 31's 33's at most. doing short course pro arena for the ushra. mine are mounted solid and have absolutely no flex in them at all only up and down. it drives like my quad.
yeah that one is sitting on 44's . . . mine move side to side right now . . . debating weither to run a panhard bar or watts link
building mine for mud racing and all around playing . . . .think a 454 BBC will move it along nicely
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