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Old 09-26-2006, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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radius arms?

i need some pics/ideas for my radius arms! i am swapping in a 44 out of a 79 bronco in my explorer. i have the stock arms, also i have 10.5in. extensions and also i have a set of 1.25 by 1.25 in. hiem joints. dont know what route i wanna go so i need some imput thanks guys.
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The only problem with running the extentions is that you will hang up on whatever brackets you come up with so consider staying stock length and wrist the pass. side arm.
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heres what you do. use ranger rear shackel mounts and put them on the outside of your frame. bolt them on or weld them what ever you choose to do. thats what i did. member if you are running the fs setup the original setup is that much wider then the bronco/ranger setup. if you need anymore help let me know. ive done it a bunch of time. if you step up a lil bit more and get 3" wide jonnies they bolt right into the shackle mounts. use soft ride explorer lift spings and just cut the bottoms enough to mount them into your rad arms.
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Here's some pics of mine. I wristed them a couple years ago but got tired of no turning radius and still crappy flex, not to mention the POS bayonette bushings... So I added 10" to them and a leaf spring bushing and moved the axle forward ~1.5". I angled the extensions up just a bit so the frame mounts wouldn't have to be so low (because otherwise your caster will be off). Plus heated them with a torch and used just about all of a 20t press to bend them. But now I'm pretty pleased...







The frame mounts are gusseted a bit more now as well...
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