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post #421 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 06:42 AM
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Only 1 of the lowers has a upper.

The bushings are brand new. Bolts fit tight. Bushings tight in mount.

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Fix that mount!

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post #422 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Fix that mount!

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Which mount and what do you mean by fix?

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post #423 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:22 AM
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Add another arm. Or, If your dead set on running a 3 link like that, at least put a solid joint in the upper at the axle end...
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post #424 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Add another arm. Or, If your dead set on running a 3 link like that, at least put a solid joint in the upper at the axle end...
Solid joint? As in a jj or heim?

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post #425 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Add another arm. Or, If your dead set on running a 3 link like that, at least put a solid joint in the upper at the axle end...
I know how bad a radius arm setup is on both sides so I'm trying to eliminate the bind by only running 1. And hopefully still be able to drive it on the street

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post #426 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Add another arm. Or, If your dead set on running a 3 link like that, at least put a solid joint in the upper at the axle end...
Oh wait solid joint as in what's on the stock d30? Where the bushing is pushed into the mount?

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post #427 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:46 AM
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Solid joint? As in a jj or heim?

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I know how bad a radius arm setup is on both sides so I'm trying to eliminate the bind by only running 1. And hopefully still be able to drive it on the street

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If I'm not mistaken, a radius arm needs that bind to work...
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post #429 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Yes
I built the mounts with switching joints in mind. I may just get a heim joint for the axle end an leave the rubber bushing on the other end. But with the weight of a 3/4 ton d44 and having radius arms on both sides, the bind will bend control arms and snap mounts off. Seen it happen on a friends tj. That was a Dana 60 but I'm assuming the weight would be around the same. How would the solid joint be beneficial though?

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post #430 of 639 Old 07-27-2013, 09:44 AM
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I built the mounts with switching joints in mind. I may just get a heim joint for the axle end an leave the rubber bushing on the other end. But with the weight of a 3/4 ton d44 and having radius arms on both sides, the bind will bend control arms and snap mounts off. Seen it happen on a friends tj. That was a Dana 60 but I'm assuming the weight would be around the same. How would the solid joint be beneficial though?

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Well then ditch that setup. Radius arms suck enough, much less a "3 link" radius arm. You're the second person I've ever seen to run that setup. There is a reason no one runs it. Get on pirate and search 3 link. There is gobs of info on there. It's good to see you started a 3/4 ton build, but I think you rushed into it before you knew what you was doing. The last thing you want is to be driving that b!tch and it blows apart and kills someone.
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You need a solid joint on the upper. The rubber bushing allows to much movement.


Heims or jj will work

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Well then ditch that setup. Radius arms suck enough, much less a "3 link" radius arm. You're the second person I've ever seen to run that setup. There is a reason no one runs it. Get on pirate and search 3 link. There is gobs of info on there. It's good to see you started a 3/4 ton build, but I think you rushed into it before you knew what you was doing. The last thing you want is to be driving that b!tch and it blows apart and kills someone.
My original intent was a tru 3 link until I realiZed how hard it is to find a place for the upper link mount. So I diverted to this. And I read about people with radius arms taking one of the uppers off all the time and saying it works almost as good as a true 3 link so I thought I'd give it a shot. Ill try a solid joint before I ditch it all together. Thanks for your help man

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Don't most radius arms mount to the drive side axle upper?

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Don't most radius arms mount to the drive side axle upper?
Doesn't matter

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Don't most radius arms mount to the drive side axle upper?
Most do but passenger side works to. I think it's better on the driver side though

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