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post #751 of 2317 Old 12-27-2012, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Ohh okay I didn't see that option when I looked I thought it just came with the stock location one.
I have to say you had me thoroughly confused with that one. I should have realized when you said adj track bar. Yes, hi steer offset track bar mount is an option.


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So Seth, I'm now planning on swapping in a HP30. Probably going get it next week. Was wondering what balljoints, if replacing them, are you going with?
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So Seth, I'm now planning on swapping in a HP30. Probably going get it next week. Was wondering what balljoints, if replacing them, are you going with?
Somebody hasn't been keeping up with this thread!

He scrapped the HP30 idea a while back in favor of a waggy44. You should always stick with the spicer ball joints though.
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Oh, I knew he ditched it. Just figured he was getting some for the 44, or he had researched them for the 30.
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Oh, I knew he ditched it. Just figured he was getting some for the 44, or he had researched them for the 30.
The waggy 44 uses completely different ball joints than a Dana 30. Like I said though, stick with Spicers.
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Gotcha. Thanks.
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Lol.

I've just been sitting here in WV for the last few hours looking at how I'll be setting up the 3-link, mostly how long my links will be. Looks like they will be around 30 in so I should be good with ordering 6' of 2" x .25" DOM for the lowers and 3' of 1.75" x .125" DOM for the upper, in addition to 1.5" x .25" DOM for the steering. I'm guessing I'm going to need about 8-9' for the panhard/drag link/tie rod.

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Why not use the same size dom for the uppers as the lowers? They should be using the same size joint, use the same tubing and skip buying 2 different sizes.
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Why not use the same size dom for the uppers as the lowers? They should be using the same size joint, use the same tubing and skip buying 2 different sizes.
For wanting to use 2" on the lowers but wanting to save on the upper which won't see abuse. They will use the same joint. Why does it matter if they are the same size? They are coming from the same place and 3' of 1.75 x .125 is cheaper than 3' of 2 x .25

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For wanting to use 2" on the lowers but wanting to save on the upper which won't see abuse. They will use the same joint. Why does it matter if they are the same size? They are coming from the same place and 3' of 1.75 x .125 is cheaper than 3' of 2 x .25
The upper may not see as much abuse, but remember that you will only have one arm doing the same job that you used to have 2 arms doing. It is going to have a lot of pressure on it when flexing because of that. I would want the upper to be as strong as possible. If it fails it won't be pretty. Food for thought.

It also might not be a bad idea to order enough tubing to make at least one extra arm. Then you are covered if you mess one up while making your arms or ever damage one and need to replace it.
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The upper may not see as much abuse, but remember that you will only have one arm doing the same job that you used to have 2 arms doing. It is going to have a lot of pressure on it when flexing because of that. I would want the upper to be as strong as possible. If it fails it won't be pretty. Food for thought.

It also might not be a bad idea to order enough tubing to make at least one extra arm. Then you are covered if you mess one up while making your arms or ever damage one and need to replace it.
I do understand the extra forces on the sole upper. I have looked around and it seems 1.75 is sufficient for the upper. But don't get me wrong, I would rather do overkill than risk breaking it later. And thats not a bad point on the extra tube. Hate to spend the money but spares are always nice. I'd like to get all of the links close to the same length for that reason but I'm not yet sure how probable that will be if I play with the 3 link calc any. I know not necissary but I'd like to get it as smooth as possible.

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I had 4 ft of 2x.250 wall for lowers, 2ft of 1.75x.120 wall for uppers, and 6 ft for a panhard and drag link. I had about 8 inches to spare on my lowers, 6 on the upper, and about a foot on the drag link/panhard.

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And my upper is smaller, no real reason to get that big of an upper. Chris may runs that size tube in his race car with a 3 link front and sticky 40 treps. It holds up fine. But some people feel better with a larger upper. To each his own

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Wow. Those are some long lowers. I'll have to take a measuring tape to it when I get home.

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Wow. Those are some long lowers. I'll have to take a measuring tape to it when I get home.
No 4 ft for both lowers. My arms are like 24 inches eye to eye I think

Edit: never mind 26 and a quarter just remembered

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