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Hi

I have been watching this forum and the previous one for some time so I have decided to post for the first time.

I am looking to purchase cranked and castor corrected front radius arms is there anywhere other than qt that sell them on line.

Thaks in anticipation

James

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James,

before you leap into this what sort of lift are you running and what engine/box/prop? If you do some searching here you will find others have been down this route and then needed double cardon props to resolve the vibration issues. This makes it worth also considering cranked radius arms with redrilled (caster corrected) swivels.

Tom,

seems you have a working solution :D Again your setup would be of interrest to others. Lift, prop, vibrations,...?

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Hi

I have been watching this forum and the previous one for some time so I have decided to post for the first time.

I am looking to purchase cranked and castor corrected front radius arms is there anywhere other than qt that sell them on line.

Thaks in anticipation

James

Hi James

Welcome on board. Not many sell them online. You can buy them online at LRS at a very cheap 845 pounds!! :o:ohttp://www.lrsoffroad.co.uk/shop.php?mod=product&id_prd=175

In addition to QT and Scorpion, other places that do them for a lot less if you pick up the phone are Devon 4x4 http://www.devon4x4.com/products, Gwyn Lewis http://www.lrsoffroad.co.uk/shop.php?mod=product&id_prd=175

Cheers

Steve :)

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Hi James

Welcome on board. Not many sell them online. You can buy them online at LRS at a very cheap 845 pounds!! :o:ohttp://www.lrsoffroad.co.uk/shop.php?mod=product&id_prd=175

In addition to QT and Scorpion, other places that do them for a lot less if you pick up the phone are Devon 4x4 http://www.devon4x4.com/products, Gwyn Lewis http://www.lrsoffroad.co.uk/shop.php?mod=product&id_prd=175

Cheers

Steve :)

Sorry messed up on Gwyn Lewis link and it wouldn't let me edit.Here it is..

http://www.gwynlewis4x4.co.uk/page18.html

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If all you want to do is correct the castor from a lift, the easiet and cheapest way to do it is to fit SuperPro bushes. Great bit of kit, works and is easy to fit. Howvere LR90 is right - some lift kits - but not all oddly enough create prop binding problems or backlash vibration.

SuperPro are at http://www.superpro.eu.com - talk to Richard Fearn

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Castor correction bushes are fine but they limit suspension travel.

Scorpion arms are again fine but god are they heavy

QT lighter not as strong and the finish isn't the greatest.

As above they will induce a vibration on overrun

Prop binding is a problem on a lifted 300TDI the later TD5 has a wide angled prop so is beter but the vibration problem will stay.

The solution is a Double Carden prop

easiest is a Disco2 one

best a bespoke made one.

This Link has pictures/explanations and guides

HERE

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James, do you really find you have handling issues? My 90's lifted and it wanders a little on the road but its no problem. Cornering is fine as is selfcentering so I've not bothered. In the end, its a competition truck that runs mostly on Simex so I don't really make a habit of throwing it into bends like a go-kart.

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Thanks for the replies.

I am running a four inch lift and steering is not self centering.

I dont throw the truck into corners but as its a second car it can get a bit hairy when your used to the steering self centering on other vehicles that i drive.

Thanks

James

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Thanks for the replies.

I am running a four inch lift and steering is not self centering.

I dont throw the truck into corners but as its a second car it can get a bit hairy when your used to the steering self centering on other vehicles that i drive.

Thanks

James

James,

just spotted your profile, I used to live in Stokesley, not too far from you.

4" lift, yep that will require some more work! Cranked arms, castor corrected swivels and a custom prop would seem reasonable items for the shopping list. But what tyres are you running to require so much lift and what have you done to strengthen the axles to cope with them? All beginning to sound very interresting :D

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