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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 05:42 AM
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More about Radius Arms?

Where can I find A set of "Aftermarket" Radius Arms for my Bronco? The problem is I have already bent the pass. side 1 time,straightened it and gave it an alignment(I know it's not perfect)But it happened on street when a little import decided to blow a tire in front of me and slammed on his brakes, and I bumped A curb,didn't even go over the curb just A good bump and bent it bad enough to all but rub the tire on the back of the fender...anyone else found them to bend easy?.... I also do not want to lift my Bronco... I have seen the extended arms for that purpose... but i enjoy the thing to much and feel "If you got A good thing why mess with it" I do get on the trails when work allows it and I am running 32/11.50-15.... Anyone know of any stronger units than stock,but in stock mounting,length ETC?
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yes, i agree that they are fairly week, but i have seen them hold up to a lot more then ur describing. the problem is the strength design, when taking a sideloading impact like you describe. the older trucks had cast iron, which were nicer. my recoomendation, would be to try to find another set, and get some more material welded into them. perhaps put tubing or angle iron from front to back? jsut an inexpensive thought that should work well.

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I hadn't thought about reinforcing the stocks, but that may be about the only way to get some more strength if aftermarket arent availabel. I already have a set of arms I yanked from a local yard (what A chore).... my only question: is there much chance of distorting them from the heat of the welding? and would you weld them up on or off the vehicle?
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Re: More about Radius Arms?

You can install the extended arms without a lift. You will have more wheel travel, but that is a good thing!

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Re: More about Radius Arms?

I'm sure it depends on the manufacturer, but I have a couple general questions.
1) How much longer are the extended arms?
I'm looking under my rig, and it appears you can only go around 14" longer until you run into the skid plate.
2) Do the extended arms provide more caster?
I would think they do, to compensate for a lift, but I've never seen any up close.

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You can only go 10 inches longer with the manual tranny.

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