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Old 04-16-2006, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which D60 hi steer arms?

im gonna choose between the Sky D60 kingpin arms or the OTT arms....

Honestly from looking at the pics etc on their sites i like the OTT arms best....but they are $35 more each

will the Sky arms clear stock H1 wheels like the OTT arms?

will the sky arms use the factory studs and conical nuts or will i have to use different ones?

anyone dealt with OTT...how long does it take to get the product from Canada?....
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look up WFO, they are a vendor on the board. They make the best arm for a 60 period, no springs, just shims, and yes, they will clear H1 wheels
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know search is down without a red star, but there is a ton of good info on here as I am sure you know. Try a search using the following in Google...

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Personally... I got the heavy duty setup from Trevor at WFO.
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I'd also like to chime in for the Blue Torch arms. Never heard anything but good about them.

As for your two choices above, I have never worked with the OTT arms, but have heard plenty good about the Sky Mfg ones.
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Similar question asked last week....
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=463887
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well got may arms on the way...

called OTT first.......jsut a recording............then called Sky..............jsut a recording..........called Trevor at WFO............ he picked up....had a great conversation....very helpful and was familiar with my set up.............. ordered from him and they will be shipped out today!!
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Good lesson for the vendors here - have someone answering the phones. This sale could have easily gone to someone else. Congrats to WFO.

BTW - BTF always answers the phone during normal business hours from my experience. I have not dealt with the others and I am sure they are great manufacturers - just lost an opportunity - that is all.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well got may arms on the way...

called OTT first.......jsut a recording............then called Sky..............jsut a recording..........called Trevor at WFO............ he picked up....had a great conversation....very helpful and was familiar with my set up.............. ordered from him and they will be shipped out today!!

Trevor is a good guy, he has built some badass axles for some buddies, and has great customer service
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got my arm from Trevor at WFO today.........looks great.....it will be mounted tomorrow

he also sent a gift certificate to be raffled off at our WV Childrens Charity Off Road Jamboree as well....good for a HD Tie rod and draglink
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The WFO are pretty sweet!
They will clear the H1 wheels nicely.
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What about the koz off road arms? I just got a d60, and I am going with a crossover setup. Do you guys see any pros/cons to running this arm? For the price it seems like a good deal, unless I am missing something.

http://www.kozoffroad.com/pages_cata...ghsteering.htm
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Look up WFO, they are a vendor on the board. They make the best arm for a 60 period, no springs, just shims, and yes, they will clear H1 wheels



shure looks like it still uses the spring
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These arms slip over the existing kingpin caps, and use factory studs with tapered nuts. Fits big Chevy tie-rod ends, ES2234R, ES2233L.
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figured i would chime in. skys arms use tapered nuts, not conical washers. and i dont know about the answering machine, but i have known sky for a few years and he builds some quaility parts for sure.
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shure looks like it still uses the spring

WFO's HD arms come with the cap made in them and they use shims

I prefer the spring so i dont have to keep adjusting it........the way Trevor talked he prefered the spring as well
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figured i would chime in. skys arms use tapered nuts, not conical washers. and i dont know about the answering machine, but i have known sky for a few years and he builds some quaility parts for sure.
never seen a D60 kingpin arm that used conical washers........

only arms ive seen that use conical washers are D44 arms and balljoint 60 arms
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figured i would chime in. skys arms use tapered nuts, not conical washers. and i dont know about the answering machine, but i have known sky for a few years and he builds some quaility parts for sure.

When it comes time to have my arms made, they will be made by the same machine shop the makes skys arms...
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never seen a D60 kingpin arm that used conical washers........

only arms ive seen that use conical washers are D44 arms and balljoint 60 arms
you pretty much have to be a machinist (or know one) to convert your arm to use tapered conical washers.

btw, i made my washers out of 4340 and heat treated them too bad i accidentally left them out in the rain.
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never seen a D60 kingpin arm that used conical washers........

only arms ive seen that use conical washers are D44 arms and balljoint 60 arms

The KOZ arms use conical washers.
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The KOZ arms use conical washers.
It also looks like they dont have the angular correction to compansate for the angle of the mounting surface of the knuckle...
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Here are a few pics of ours. They use a tapered nut and ARP studs.

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Larry.......I tried getting ahold of you all at MAD to see if you were interestedin helping out for the raffle at the WV Childrens Charity Off Road Jamboree again this year....... i believe last time you all donated some aluminum winch fairleads ,shirts and i think some gift certificates
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:56 AM   #23 (permalink)
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x2 on the MAD arms....Nice work, great service, and are Dedenber compatible.

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Old 04-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a set also, what about the PSC arms the price seems right at only $116 a piece ?
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I'm looking for a set also, what about the PSC arms the price seems right at only $116 a piece ?

the WFO arms are just $110 each...I dont like the PSC arms because of all the different holes in them
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