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Question for you.... I'm running you 4WD Ranger radius arms on my Explorer. On the top of them where the top tube meets the "C" channel that bolts to the beams you guys have welded 2 strips of metal to the top that actually look like gussets. It seems like the 2WD does not have this. Is this an actual gusset of sort for strength? Easy way to differentiate between 2wd and 4wd? Deterent to keep people like me from mounting bumpstop pads right there? I'm asking cause I grinded them off and welded a large plate there to let the bump hit off. What's your opinion on this? Should I weld in a plate underneath to act as a gusset? Also, I'm planning on welding a tab right behind that location to mount limiting straps off. What's your opinion on this? Thanks for any insight

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Not a way to differentiate because they are totally diffeent widths to fit the TTBs. I dont have it on mine but it sounds like you are talking about a doubler and that is where the bump is supposed to hit if you have coilovers.

Mount your limit tabs to the top tube and then to the underside of the frame. Use 3/8" tabs to mount them though because I egged my upper mount pretty bad which was 1/4"

Coils...no doubler
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coilover with the doubler (or bump pad if that is the intended use) on top of the upper mounting plate
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or jsut call Jerry. He likes to rap. 714 848 8880

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Here is a photo of the 2WD and the 4WD Radius Arms, side by side.

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Here's another view...

In my opinion, I would leave the gusset on the arm and weld a pad for the bumpstop on top. Since you are running air bumps, I'm guessing you are going to beat on the truck a little harder than before. Gusseting the lower part of the arm would also be a good idea.

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Opps, too late, already grinded them off and added another pad for the bump to hit. I'll just gusset the bottome and run it. Thanks for the info. I'm buying limit straps tomorrow and hopefully will get them installed tomorrow too.
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