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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Radius arm size question

When I was looking around at new radius arms I found there are two different sizes then today I was getting under my truck to steer messing around with bushings and saw the gaps between the tabs and radius arm (see pictures). Is this right or did they put the wrong arms on my truck when they " built" it?
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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:25 AM
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The gaps are normal. There is a steel tube in the center of the bushing and as long as that is firmly squeezed between the ears it's fine.

As far as the width goes I think there are two sizes and the defender ones are the wider. I just measured and they are 1and 3/4" wide at the front
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Early ones are narrow and later ones are wide. Change was in 93 or 94 and was marque-wide.
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Thanks for the info
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 03:05 AM
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From the 300Tdi (about 1996?.... VIN # LA930456 onwards...see attachment) the arms went wide... well, certainly in Europe they did, whether the NAS had the wide arms anyway I don't know.

Also they have wider bushes....NTC6781 earlier "narrow" bushes were NTC7307
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