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Old 03-15-2017, 07:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Drove it around today. Had it up to about 70 and it tracked pretty good. Steering wheel is still a little off and I need to adjust the drivers side lower arm forward some as it gets into the cab at full lock when driving. The passenger side doesn't hit there at all. Need to trim the front bumper back some more but other than that nothing fell off and it felt solid. I'll make the adjustments tomorrow.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:50 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Puuuuuuuuuurfect

Great pictures thanks!
hopefully he can get it out wheelin and bring those pictures back! It looks like its gonna work great. Really thinking about setting up some radius arms now.
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flex pics?
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I love the red cab and white bed. Seriously the truck looks great.
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flex pics?
Negative on the flex pics right now. Hes out enjoying it so far. Not a crawler by any means but ill get some flex pics once i get it back to the house.

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I love the red cab and white bed. Seriously the truck looks great.
Thanks. He is a big white fan (all of his trucks are white) so this one will be going to the body shop soon and getting a makeover. Should look good once its done.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:38 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Deep thoughts

Radius arms resist flex to a certain point naturally.
I wonder if this setup on different wheel bases would vary in performance.
IE: short bed, Extended cab short bed, and to make it short, Reg Cab long bed.

That's what I thought about in traffic today. what say you guys?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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So...I WAS a die hard fan of radius arms...until I pulled mine off for a 3 link. 2000 2nd gen ram, single cab short box with 1 tons and a doubler. Did great! To answer the inquiry above, yes wheel base matters. TJ's for example, like to lift the front tires. Like on the rubicon express lifts and they sheer bolts in the rear often. My dodge never had an issue. Flexed well and never carried a tire. Except this;

I pulled the arms off yesterday/today to finish my 3 link and found that one of my upper bushings had taken the sleeve and forced it through the bushing completely. One lower bushing was halfway out of its hole and the other lower bushing had its 1/4 wall housing completely distorted. You can see a video of it on instagram @woodsoffroad . I decided on a 3 link because I'm going to coilovers and didn't want the ra's to limit the performance.

I believe ra's have their place. But I often do trails that are in comparison to Sledgehammer, Devil's Canyon and I just got done doing Isham Canyon a week and a half ago (The first trail done on the UA2016). Though they never broke to the point of being stranded and I received exceptional performance out of them I would not recommend them for a heavy rig used for rock crawling. Johnny joints on the frame, bushing on the axle. JJ's are in great shape.

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