goeff - do a search for "stock toy A arms" - Pat did describe what he did with some pics there. Actually it was my post that was supposed to be called" extending stock toy a arms" but i think i mispelled the first word
BTW: I am working on a 86 x tra cab truck and i will measure the wheelbase and let you know tonite. I dont know if it was long bed or short cause all i got was the frame, but it does not seem too long to me.
Cool thanks sam. I had searched the archives many many times and i guess just never hit that. If you have a normal cab, short bed its 103", normal cab longbed is 112" and extended cab shortbed is 112". The xtra cab longed is 121". I found the numbers in a few places and then me and my roomate got drunk and went around our neighborhood on our bmx bikes and measured our neighbors vehicles. Pretty funny actually.
so now we have data.
You can figure out what you have by the VIN. Either way it seems to be a general consensus that the longer, the better (more stability).
Made one arm out of two arms. Left one alone and added 6" off the other one to it. (6" longer in all) And plated all four sides. Ended up a little thick and some of the tortion arm bolts were too short, But purchased longer ones.
I dropped the upper arms off to be gone over by someone who welds better than I do, Just waiting on them. Basicly its done just need to put it all toghther and make new upper shock mounts. I am a concerned that my tortions are not up to the task of holding the front end up. may have to go coil over. My budget is REALLY tight so if they do not work it will be longer till its on. I'll get another pic up.
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Welds better than you? Thats putting some faith in me, I wont ride in it when your done!! Just kidding, I'll finish the arms tonight. You can pick them up asap. Get it done for Laughlin. "EZ-go long-travel kit".