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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-01-2006, 02:19 PM
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Axle Drop Pivots

I am a poor college student, who is throwing a lift on my bronco. I am curious if anyone has cad drawings or any other style plans or drawings for drop brackets. I would rather modify a design that for sure works rather than engineering my own. I have a general idea of the design but a little help would be marvelous. building them is no problem.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2006, 12:38 AM
 
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Re: Axle Drop Pivots

Why not just build some longer arms or figure out a way of extending the stockers. You'll have much better suspension performance this way. But for drop brackets I'd just figure out how much lift the coils you plan on using will produce and then drop the mounting point accordingly. If you can figure that cad stuff out then you are smarter than me. I'd do it with a hand grinder, torch and drill. Oh and a strait edge, square, and regular tape come in handy too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Axle Drop Pivots

I already have the lift coils, they are explorer pro-comp 4", so that is already decided. I was thinking about engineering my own, but I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to see if anyone has a trail proven design, so far the best I have are pictures off of websites of companies that make them. I would definitely prefer to go the purchasing route, but as always, money is a stumbling block. I think I wil just go the route of engineering and fabing my own I suppose. Can't complain when with a machine shop at my disposal (at school). I suppose I kind of did this whole thing backwards, getting the springs first but hey, 112 bucks for 4" lift springs, can't pass that up.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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Check out the fullsizebronco.com for sale section and see if anyone is parting out there TTB stuff. There's alot that have lifted the bronc only to go solid later. I'm almost positive you'll be happier with longer arms rather than drop brackets. You could fab it up either way you went though. An australian guy cut his TTB arms and made them longer He even recessed them so his tires wouldn't hit them. I had the link but it doesn't appear to be working any more.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2006, 06:05 PM
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Cool thanks dude
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