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Old September 1st, 2014, 07:04 PM
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Radius arm bushes or new arms for lift

I have a nice set of stock arms ready for new bushings. Should I use the camber correcting bushings or get the Arms made for the two inch lift?
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Don't need to correct caster when lifting 2". You need to at 3".
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Old September 1st, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Don't need to correct caster when lifting 2". You need to at 3".
Really that's good to know. No need in using cranking bars in the rear either?
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Old September 1st, 2014, 07:58 PM
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Those will give you more droop with longer shocks or lowered shock mounts but at 2" you can leave them stock.
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Those will give you more droop with longer shocks or lowered shock mounts but at 2" you can leave them stock.
Cool! Do you know if the stock bushings sold on eBay are any good. Most of the sellers have great reviews.
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I know that Oem bushings are good and often the best option... I can't say anything about what is being sold on eBay...
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This really depends on the springs you use and how much lift you get. I have done 2" lifts that needed the caster correction since the steering was very sluggish returning to center. If that's the case do the arms. I have always used Rovertym with there arm modification.
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Really that's good to know. No need in using cranking bars in the rear either?
Not necessarily. Cranked arms(front and rear) do more that correct castor, they alleviate bushing bind at the frame. Cranked arms are often much beefier than stock ones, especially the rear arms.


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I know that Oem bushings are good and often the best option... I can't say anything about what is being sold on eBay...
I have had really bad luck with supposedly OEM bushings. At this point the quality control really isn't there as far as I'm concerned. I would go with an actual Genuine bushing with the green/white label or a PolyBush in Red, Blue, or Orange.
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