Heavy Duty Beam

camp69

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Building a heavy duty beam for the baja have seen some beams that got different diameter tube on the bottom thicker wall. If Im looking at this right i need to make bottom tube 2 1/2" .25 wall top tube 2" .125 wall is this right or any better ideas?
 

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What kinda beam are you talking about. . .

Ford I-beam or Ford TTB. . .this is for me to know what you are talking about. . .I don't have the experience to answer your question for you. . .but I would like to know for myself as well. . .
 

Zac Reish

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This is for a buggy front beam.

And that is correct about the dimensions. Some racers even go 2.5 .25 wall on top and bottom.
 

camp69

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Like one of the vw link pin/king pin beams. If I go this route do I have to get special beam bushings if so who sells them?
 

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Like one of the vw link pin/king pin beams. If I go this route do I have to get special beam bushings if so who sells them?


what are you building?? exactly?? what kinda engine and trans, torsion bars? or coilovers?? what are you plans??
 

camp69

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Baja bug full tube chassis 4x5 rear trailing arms 18-20 travel. Built 091 trans 200-220 hp subaru.
 

Zac Reish

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Kartek or mckenzies will have the bushings. just tell them your beam ID, and trailing arm OD.
 

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Kar Tek also makes a prefabbed beam (1.75") in custom lengths for pretty cheap and then you can just weld it into your chasis. Saves you a lot of work. This is the direction I am going on my Class-5 Unlimited Baja Bug race car. I am also selling my old 1.5" beam foddrill arms, 4" x 4" over-size, 5/8" Link-pins if you are looking for something for a prerunner rather than a race setup. Same with the old Chromoly 10" over beam.

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http://www.kartek.com/Product/Suspension/FrontBeams.html
 

J.JOHNSON

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2" X .120 TOP TUBE AND 2.25" X .120 LOWER OR 2.5" X .250" LOWER. I can build you a beam if you are interested. PM
 

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Kar Tek also makes a prefabbed beam (1.75") in custom lengths for pretty cheap and then you can just weld it into your chasis. Saves you a lot of work. This is the direction I am going on my Class-5 Unlimited Baja Bug race car. I am also selling my old 1.5" beam foddrill arms, 4" x 4" over-size, 5/8" Link-pins if you are looking for something for a prerunner rather than a race setup. Same with the old Chromoly 10" over beam.

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http://www.kartek.com/Product/Suspension/FrontBeams.html
do you have any pics of the beam and arm set up you are selling?
 

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Don't forget to think about which arms will have the shock mounts, uppers or lowers.
 

5racer

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go big what ever you do ,if you bend one they are not fun to re-place.
 
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