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    Intresting thread from syty.net

    Some of you guys may be interested in this, might be a cheap way to ditch the torsion bars.



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    the only thing is if you go to low you will have binding issues with the ball joints. That is why you use tubular arms, the ball joints are adjusted for a lower ride height.
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    Not to mention you still have the problem of the axle shafts once you go so low...
    However I must say I like the idea... You could toy wth the spring rates and fine tune the front suspension, and loose a few pounds by tossing the torsion bars. I'm liking it. :bigthumb:

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    i like this idea alot, but do the typhoon arms differ at all from the 4x4 arms?
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    Originally posted by Flim-jIM
    i like this idea alot, but do the typhoon arms differ at all from the 4x4 arms?
    not very much if any, where the coilover goes is just replacing your shock so this should work for any year
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    awesome, i guess this may be a project for me in the future, and for the upper balljoints binding, i could just pie cut the uppers slightly to take some pressure off at a lower stance
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    Originally posted by Flim-jIM
    awesome, i guess this may be a project for me in the future, and for the upper balljoints binding, i could just pie cut the uppers slightly to take some pressure off at a lower stance
    yep, that will work for ya
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    Originally posted by 98low4x4blazer
    the only thing is if you go to low you will have binding issues with the ball joints. That is why you use tubular arms, the ball joints are adjusted for a lower ride height.
    Depends on who's A-arm kit you buy. RPM retains the OEM ball-joint angle. JSM re-angles the ball joint to work better on lowered trucks.

    I have the JSM on mine.

    The Typhoon lower a-arm is exactly the same as a 4X4.
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    who knows a exact price on those

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    when i looked awhile back, they were around 750

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    To fix the angle on the ball joints put the left upper control arm on the right side up-side-down and vise/versa. To fix the negative camber requires lengthening the uppers and shortening the lowers. B 4 I'd do all that I just get tubulars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Town216 View Post
    To fix the angle on the ball joints put the left upper control arm on the right side up-side-down and vise/versa. To fix the negative camber requires lengthening the uppers and shortening the lowers. B 4 I'd do all that I just get tubulars!
    thats why i built my own control arms
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    dont forget you need springs also, and yes it will work with strock arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernonblazer View Post
    Ooop's, Ya the springs were pretty cheap too. for about $600.00 you can convert it to coil overs that will work with stock or tubular arms. I'll take a $600.00 savings any day.
    well not completely, depending on the ride height you are trying to achieve you are going to run into one problem. ball joint angle, if you are trying to go low you are going to bind up your ball joints and just keep f-ing them up. you will need to cut reliefs in the stock arms to adjust them for a lower ride height. This is the major advantage to tubular arms, they have adjusted ball joint angles. Do to this and some other things this is why i built my own custom control arms
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    I dont really see how this mod is worth the money. A little weight saving and a little better handling? No much id say tho, could be wrong. Not dissing on it, i think its awsome they are doing it......

    Now if somone gets creative and finds out what oem strut sytem would fit in id would take note :)


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