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View Poll Results: Short arms with tummy tuck, or long arms?
Short arms with tummy tuck 17 54.84%
Long arms 14 45.16%
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Unread 08-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Short arms w/ tummy tuck, or long arms?

I can't decide which way I want to go. I want to run 35"s since I have the d30 in the front. I figured I would get more clearance with the short arms and a tummy tuck. Is this true? What would yall do? If I go long arms, I am going to get the RE t case skid and build my own arms, with the 3.5 springs. If I go short arms, I will get the RE 4.5 with 3.5 springs and an nth tummy tuck. And either way I go, I will have a 1.25 body and 1 motor.

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Unread 08-15-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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It sounds like using the RE skid and building your arms is the way to go for a budget long arm. You can use the 3.5" springs with the stock arms. Minus the upper rears for the cv shaft & sye. You'll also need the eccentric bolts for the front lowers to correct caster.
Also get the RE/RK/whoevers track bar for the front and trackbar relocator bracket for the rear.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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I am going to make them adjustable, and the only ones I have to make are the rear upper and lower, and the front lower. I already have the front upper adj.
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Unread 08-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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Why isn't Clayton an option? I voted SA's
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Unread 08-16-2008, 05:33 AM   #5
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Well, that's the thing, if I go long arm, I am copying the Clayton setup, and I figured it would be easier to just get the RE skid instead of making brackets and a rear truss for the arms. And as far as going Nth and long arms, the brackets I would have to make for the long arms would be hanging down 3 or 4 more inches than the skid, so they would always be getting hung up on the rocks.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 06:47 AM   #6
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if you do the single triangulates Clayton. The brackets only mount to the frame. The lowers go to your stock points on the axle and the uppers go to the truss in the kit.
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