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Old 08-06-2010, 03:09 AM
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ya thats why i snapped that pic, it alarmed me aswell.. once it is all bolted tight back together with all new bushings and the arms on the rite sides i'll take more pics and post up.. thanks for your help
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No problem.
I'm not 100% positive with how much of the caster is built into the radius arms - but there is a little - so hopefully it will help your cause on this.
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Do the spindles have any caster built into them? I was wondering if you could swap them side to side to make the truck front steer and use a GM 2wd box?
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I'm not 100% positive but I don't believe they do. If I remember right it's mainly in the beam with a degree or 2 in the radius arm.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:56 AM
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I'm not 100% positive but I don't believe they do. If I remember right it's mainly in the beam with a degree or 2 in the radius arm.
Thanks, I see that most of the longer travel beam suppliers use a swinger style steering setup off the frame with front steer spindles.
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Thanks, I see that most of the longer travel beam suppliers use a swinger style steering setup off the frame with front steer spindles.
Yes - the goal is reducing the bumpsteer caused by the shorter tie rod.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:27 PM
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I didnt think that there was any difference in the radius arms but I wasnt looking for any either. My truck dosent drive bad at all, it will actually turn itself back straight in a corner if you let go of the wheel. I will take another look at my radius arms and see if they have some caster built in, if they do, I may swap mine back.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:04 PM
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hey boss300 have you done anything else to yours.. when you do you should post up more pics.. how big a tire do you think you can clear up front, i was hoping for 33's on mine. but just with everything sitting in, it's pretty high. im wondering just how high this will sit when it's done..
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:27 AM
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Hey I have not kept up with this tthread but mine is done. I think i could clear 38s but i dont mind if my tires rub a little bit. I have got 31s on mine right now and it is begging for more. 33s would be easy.
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POST PICS IF SHES DONE.. I CANT WAT TO SEE IT.
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alright i am going to try to get some up by the end of today, i will have them on tonight some time
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cool, cant wait.
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Ok here they are. I dont know why I only remember to do this at night but here they are. They suck and I will try to get more tomorrow.

Picture of the stance.



Picture of the clearance for tires. This tire is a 31 1250 15. You can fit plenty more tire on. I will have no problems with 36s.





Here is a picture pretty much the same pic I made at the beginning of this thread. See it is nicely aligned


Here is another picture of the stance.



May I also add that I have personally been in boss 300s truck and it drives perfectly fine. If he would have told me that it had a real lift on it i would have believed him. So as far as people speculating, the twin i beam flip is perfectly possible and does not give up driveability.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:02 PM
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no pics yet... i cant wait, also did you drive yours yet.
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oh you posted them while i was typing.. maybe try daylight next time if you can...LOL
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