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Old 03-03-2005, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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wristed arm and big tires

this is a totally random question...but...Already planning next stage of my EB and i'm not even done with the first. I'm going to 4 link the rear w/ a 14 bolt and was wondering how my wristed arm would hold up to a 38 in + tire. It'd be on a d60...wondering if I need to link it right away or if I could get in some wheeling for a while with just the arm. I can imagine more torque and pressure are put on the non wristed arm and wondering...which i can imagine...if larger tires would make it worse.
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Old 03-03-2005, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be fine.
BUT IMO your wasteing time setting up a Dana 60 in a EB with radius arms, just link it
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Since we are on the topic, does anyone know how well wristed arms will hold up on a D44 being put under an S10? Im getting ready to do that, I figure the S10 is so light it shouldnt even cause a problem but Id figure Id ask for suggestion/comment purposes.
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i think a wristed in an s10 will be fine. i have seen fullsize broncos running wristed and not having a problem with it. as for the 60 in the EB id link it too just my .02
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Old 03-03-2005, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you're a pussy foot wheeler like welldoneman... you'll be fine.

Otherwise, you need some Beef. Here's the progression of my radius arm.

First it was 1.5"x0.25" wall dom, some angle on the bottom, bent that shit. Ripped the tab for the upper off the lower - added the gussets on either side. Tore the poly bushings/sleeve numerous times and broke the bolts. That arm only has 6" of vertical seperation (pretty much what a stock arm has)

I've now built an entirely new arm out of 1.75"x0.375" wall dom, a big ass gusset/braket/upper piece thing out of a 2x6 and increased my vertical seperation at the axle to a little over 9"

Oh yeah, I run 42's, 5.13's, detroits, dual cases, 5spd & a 4.0 v6 (120:1 crawl) and I don't wheel like a pussy

I agree with mark though, c-bushings on a d60 are a waste of time.









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Old 03-03-2005, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats pretty much what I had figured...I was going to link it but was just wondering if I could link the rear and get out and wheel it some without having to change much in the rear when I link the front up. Thanks for the input...you all told me what I knew already...but just needed to be told it
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