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Old August 27th, 2007, 10:16 PM
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Castor Corrected Radius Arms - who'se got 'em?

Just went to Rovertracks site...they're not shown.

So I'm wondering who in the states is selling them, or if anyone here has some they want to sell, I'm looking for a set.

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Old August 27th, 2007, 11:43 PM
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Rovertracks sells cranked trailing arms, not front radius arms. Rovertym Engineering sells the castor corrected front radius arms. HTH. Mark
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Old August 27th, 2007, 11:53 PM
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Alright...so here's the dilemma:

I have a 2-3 inch lift on the RRC. I have the 'squirrely and somewhat vague' steering. I have a DC front driveshaft.

Do I:

1. Get the castor corrected radius arms
2. Get the re-indexed swivel balls
3. Get them both

Hmmmm......
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Alright...so here's the dilemma:

I have a 2-3 inch lift on the RRC. I have the 'squirrely and somewhat vague' steering. I have a DC front driveshaft.

Do I:

1. Get the castor corrected radius arms
2. Get the re-indexed swivel balls
3. Get them both

Hmmmm......
RoverTym says that the re-drilled swivel balls are enough to correct a 2" lift, but I like the idea of replacing the stock radius arms with something beefier.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 12:38 AM
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I'd go with the radius arms - a little cheaper and easier to swap in. This alone may fix your problem, and if it doesn't then go with the swivel balls. Mark
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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Alright...so here's the dilemma:

I have a 2-3 inch lift on the RRC. I have the 'squirrely and somewhat vague' steering. I have a DC front driveshaft.

Do I:

1. Get the castor corrected radius arms
2. Get the re-indexed swivel balls
3. Get them both

Hmmmm......
Have you checked all the small stuff? I got that after lifting, then started to replace tie rod ends etc., only to find out the left front hub nuts had backed off allowing for 1/8" play top to bottom. Drove like ass.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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That is a good point. I can go through the whole front end pretty quickly and find out.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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Start with the arms.

JP

I have some teflon coated swivel balls you can send in if you decide you need them later also. At a good price. But I bet the arms will do it for you.
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Stephen Peters has some QT Services 6degree Castor Corrected Arms available.

Here is the "Parts-For Sale" listing
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eferrerid=1953

4x4 Adventure Gear also sells the QTs in both 3 and 6 degrees
http://dev1.boomersdomain.com/cgi-bi...ml?id=9pNABmq2

If you want to spend $1350 on a set of Italian designed arms try Equipe/Drakken
http://www.equipe4x4.com/inglese/ART...RAILING%20ARMS
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Old August 28th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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I have Steve's on the Wifes car and a three link on mine, both 3' lift I believe in castor correction after 3".
Steve's (RTE) are the shiznit. We used QT on the "race" disco and bent two of them..
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6 degrees is to much. For the radius arms alone. Bad pinion angle.. Better to have 3 degree arms and up to 3 degree balls clocked. IMO.

Steve will request an alignment before clocking balls. Align it with the arms installed and go from there.

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Correct. QT lists 3 Degrees for 2" lifts and 6 Degrees for 4"+
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Steve did a set for me at 5 degrees after some protest but he also made them about an inch longer.

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I've never had my balls clocked. Sounds painful.
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I've never had my balls clocked. Sounds painful.
It's not nearly as bad when you put a soft rag in the jaws of the pipe wrench.
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Back on topic, how effective are castor corrected arms at restoring the stock feel? Do you also have to replace the front driveshaft?
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I'll get on the horn and order me up some bent arms then. Thanks for the input.

Pendy - I have two complete knuckle assemblies here. If I was going to have them clocked I could do it w/out any downime...so I don't really need the teflon coated ones. But they do sound sexy.
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I've never had my balls clocked. Sounds painful.

I heard you were married now?
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I have teflon coated balls
Dave- Normally that would hurt.

Pendy's always one step ahead of the game!
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