Rear trailing arms "Cranked"
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:23 PM
sorry I am clueless..............
I am changing all the shocks and springs but staying at stock height.
The front will be to accomodate the extra weight of a winch bumper and winch.
All Gwyn Lewis challenge.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:31 PM
I'm sure they're well made, Gwyn is known for his stuff being of good quality (better than his spelling anyhow ), but there would be little or no advantage to installing those ones over the stock arms if you're staying at standard height.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:14 PM
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:54 PM
Now for 'need' it is more and more needed as you lift since the pressure on the bushing in one direction while sitting at static resting height puts strain and causes extra wear. The 'correct' fix is to have something like X-Arms or Rose-jointed arms which eliminate the bushing pre-load by their design.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:24 AM
But it depends where in the standard axel movement you run. My 'coiler' runs quite high, so my bushes are stretched all the time.
I run standard soft rubber bushes to get flex. Which also reduce shock loadings.
Cranked will help the axel drop fully at one end, as long as the other side isnt bound-up by the chassis bush, which has to flex more on full compression. Do you even reach the bumpstop now when cross axeled?
Still a good product if you are going to stand the truck on them over a log, or drive like a crazy person
Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:51 AM
you would be hard push to bend these arms.
just a thought....
Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:19 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:58 PM
B.9.6. Any radius arms that have been welded to, drilled or cut into, deliberately notched or bent up/down/sideways are prohibited. Plus C.5.5.
The only club that i know of that allows arms and so on is AWDC which has millions of class's but they seem to run under there own book
Just worth a thought if you ever wish to try trailing propley, that some places might not like the cranked arms
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:36 PM
I was told that with +2 shocks and relocators the cranked trailing arms would help with articulation.
kinda makes sence.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:11 PM
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