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you need to make it so the top and side pieces fit together with the inside edges of the plate touching, the welds will be a lot stronger that way.

and yea, I got the 3" ballistic joint and i was like HOLY ****! my buddy has 2.63 TG creeper joints and those things are pretty big.
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beard already showed us those arms
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Those look pretty easy to make.. i might do that since i already have all the other parts too.

if someones gonna break that design i will.
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I see that design bending before breaking but w/e thanks for the replys guys, ballistic still hasent sent me my DOM but the truck is comming apart thursday morning so i will have some pics
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nice work.
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My tube will be here friday so im happy about that.
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is ballistic the only place you can get it?
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I thought i heard Poly performance sells tube by the foot, I'm pretty sure BTF does.. and there was another website i just forgot who..

what size are you making it? 2x.250? I saw some 1/4" links get bent to **** this weekend, I'll probably go 2.125x.375" ha
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go 2.5" and .5" wall. i would of if i didnt already order it all.
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We sell tube by the foot.

And cut those box-in plates back off, narrow them so the 2 peices make a corner ( L ). You will get alot better penetration, and it won't look like **** with the weld protruding past the outside edge.
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Im not sure if i will change it again or not ill probably forget to do it but i am going to weld the inside and outside so it will have plenty of weld.
Zach how did you put the arms in the lathe i assume you put the stud in the lathe and clamped onto that?
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I thought i heard Poly performance sells tube by the foot, I'm pretty sure BTF does.. and there was another website i just forgot who..

what size are you making it? 2x.250? I saw some 1/4" links get bent to **** this weekend, I'll probably go 2.125x.375" ha
Im not to worried about bending them if white rhino never bent his and he does way more rocks then i ever will get to do. its mostly trails and mud around here and the dunes off course
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yeah on the stud, but you will have to block the other end because its gonna go all over.
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We sell tube by the foot.

And cut those box-in plates back off, narrow them so the 2 peices make a corner ( L ). You will get alot better penetration, and it won't look like **** with the weld protruding past the outside edge.
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Im not to worried about bending them if white rhino never bent his and he does way more rocks then i ever will get to do. its mostly trails and mud around here and the dunes off course
his were 1/4?
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Thats what he told people, same as mine 2"od 1.5"id so i am sure i wont bend them if i do oh well
So here is some pics of my one hours work this morning just have to pull the bolts off the radius arm and shes out.
I need some advice from you guys do you think it would be a good or bad idea to weld a tube vertically to my upper coil bucket and then not attach the coil to the top off the bucket so the coil can drop out as much as it can i have seen it done and it seams to work pretty good. kinda like this.
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yeah on the stud, but you will have to block the other end because its gonna go all over.
what do you mean block it
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having the tube isnt a bad idea.. its like the bump stop on jeeps to keep it in place when drooping a lot.
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i wouldnt, keep the spring retained. the additional flex wont be much, whats limiting you is the RAs, not the coils.
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wow i never could get my axle to drop that much... it was a PITA to get my coils out!!!

did you weld your trac bar mount right to the frame or onto a piece of plate then to the frame?
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wow i never could get my axle to drop that much... it was a PITA to get my coils out!!!

did you weld your trac bar mount right to the frame or onto a piece of plate then to the frame?
Right to the frame but if i did it again i would have plated it but it has held up fine for about a year now.
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i wouldnt, keep the spring retained. the additional flex wont be much, whats limiting you is the RAs, not the coils.
Thats what i was kinda thinking to but i dont think i would ever have a problem with the coils popping out and i could always get limit straps ya the ra's drop down alot if the axle is going down level but if only one side needs to drop they bind up alot
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the stock trac bar worked or is that cut down?
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It "works" but not the greatest angles for the steering it does have a little bumpsteer but not to bad i want to get some 3/4" heims and make my own trac bar to get the angles a little closer
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I was reiterating what you said previously, but I guess he's not going to take the advice?
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