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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2000, 10:54 AM
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Idler Arm location???

Just got done replacing both upper and lower ball joints along with the idler arm. (All Moog). I am running a Superlift supension lift set at about 2". Its a 95' S-10 4x4 extended cab with 31x10.5r15 BFG AT ko's. My question. As you guys know the holes for the two bolts in frame that hold the idler arm are slotted. Since I have the lift should I slide the arm down to componsate??? I know that since I dropped it and not the pitman arm it will be not equal on both sides BUT any harm?? I could put it back since its easy to tell were the bolts go. Any ideas? Thanks!!!

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Re: Idler Arm location???

"If it were me" -- I would make sure that moving the idler arm is not going to affect steering geometry. The idler arm is the weak point on just about any IFS suspension. Very easy to wear it out.

If you have the time and money, I would make sure from an alignment shop or some place similar that your steering geometry to the idler arm is good enough!

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Re: Idler Arm location???

You want it placed so that the angle of the inner tie rods to the drag link is the same on both sides, basically the drag link will be paralel to the cross member.

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