October 29th, 2007, 16:23
Mix n' Match
Okay, sorry if this is stupid question and please feel free to tell me it is but...
I live on the East Coast where there's no desert (you alread knew that) and don't plan on doing any kind of serious racing or a jumping or anything like that. But I want to lift my truck a bit and extend its track width; I was thinking of the Camburg 4.5" wider beams but wanted to know if, to save a little money and since I don't necessarily need something like a Camburg race radius arm, the SJ extended radius arms would work with those beams? Or if there's a less-expensive but still quality extended beam that would work with the SJ radius arms?
Truck is a 2WD 1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L V6 extended cab
October 29th, 2007 16:23
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October 29th, 2007, 17:53
Re: Mix n' Match
In theory, the geometry should work, but this kind of venture usually ends with someone wishing they had bought the right thing first. Geometry aside, you also need to think about the added leverage that the wider beams put on the radius arms. While the Camburg radius arms might be up to the task, I seriously doubt the Skyjacker arms will hold up. When it comes to hard abuse, Skyjacker ("lift kits" in general) just don't stand a chance.
If you're looking for the prerunner look, start with a basic bent beam kit. If set up right they work great and can be upgraded as your budget allows.
I know a little German... he's sitting over there.
October 30th, 2007, 15:26