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Ford Rules Extended Radius Arm Build

Okay so i got my 3.0 ballistic joints and 4' of dom on order i will be extending them about a foot then plate them in also. I want to have this project done by august 14 cuz i will be taking the truck up to our cabin wheeling. What would be the best way to slide the dom over the stock arms should i just grind the arms down till the tube fits or could i get that arm in a lathe and turn it down?
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I think that's how Beard did Evan's. Just grinded them down and slid it over.
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I thought about doing them that ways but if white rhinos have held up for as long as they did and are now on another truck i think they will be fine like this.FULL width WHITE RHINO - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board if i do have a problem i geuss il have to find a 60 and 3 link it then haha not for a long time though.
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white rhino's truck is a hoss.
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I thought about doing them that ways but if white rhinos have held up for as long as they did and are now on another truck i think they will be fine like this.FULL width WHITE RHINO - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board if i do have a problem i geuss il have to find a 60 and 3 link it then haha not for a long time though.
i did Evans like that, but tossed them in the lathe and spun them down, it worked fine but i like the other way better now, just cleaner and just as strong.
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i like that idea thanks beard
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well ballistic is taking there sweet time as usual but i have everything else i need so as soon as they get here its go time.
I am also thinking about pushing my axle forward to because i ended up with the axle about an inch further back then it should be what do you guys think i should do leave it where it is or push it forward i dont want to have to change my steering and tracbar setup also though?
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how far are you going to push it forward? i would imagine steering and trac bar would have a lil play, might have to adjust the trac bar though
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One inch forward. i might just put two holes in my mount bracket so i can push it forward and see how it is then if it binds up i can go to the hole farther back.
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If you're going to grind them down, use a lathe. Don't just go at it *****-nilly with a grinder. That's my 2 cents. Good luck on your project!
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yaya one of my buddys has i lathe i will try to use that
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I called ballistic today cuz i ordered my stuff on the 9th of this month and it stil isnt hear and they said it will ship out today and will take 4 days to get here they really need to work on getting their stuff out faster imo. So now i wait 4 more days
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yeah they do they loose business like crazy when they are so slow.

it took me 4 weeks to get my stuff.

josh it took 4 weeks for his stuff too. they are really freaking slow. Now I just call, ask if its in stock and when they can ship it. If they say today ill buy otherwise i pass. LOL
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Where else can you get that type of stuff though BTF i s the only other place i know off.
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Trail gear sells a bunch of stuff
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http://www.polyperformance.com
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there are a million places but i think ballistic covers the most product at the best prices.
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Okay thanks
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Holy chit these things a friggin huge lol well i got the joints but not my DOM tube
But here is the joints next to a mountain dew can
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Truck will get torn apart thursday.
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damn i didnt think they were that big either
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Wow, seeing those make me think the 2.63 woulda worked, but over kill is goooooood!
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LOL, yeah thats 3"

I love their joints, they do such a nice job making them.
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ya i will admit that it was worth the wait their quality is amazing and i agree the 2.63's would have been plenty but i like to overbuild stuff.
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well i got both mounts made i just have to make a crossmember now to weld these to and then extend my arms.
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the side plates are 1/4" and the top is 1/8"
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nice work.
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