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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #90 on: May 25, 2008, 11:29:48 PM »
I need to do this once I build my front packs. Or have someone do it for me, since I have very limited welding experience. Good thread! :thumbs:

id rather buy someone's already flipped J-Arm.
oh crap, i cant reveal my secret yet :gap:
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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #91 on: Jul 06, 2008, 08:04:13 PM »
This is for KDXSR5.

Todd, you can't really do much on that subject...


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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #92 on: Jul 06, 2008, 08:06:10 PM »
Oh wow, you are right. Maybe I should just leave the axle in the stock location. Thanks for the pics, Rex.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #93 on: Jul 06, 2008, 08:07:06 PM »
well, let me know what you come up with...I'm here to help.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #94 on: Jul 07, 2008, 05:39:09 AM »
I think i will just leave the axle in stock location and beat the firewall a little more than I was going to. I still like the idea of flipped j-arm and adjustable draglink.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #95 on: Jul 18, 2008, 03:52:17 PM »
Hey Duffil,
What is that piece you have there in those pics?  It that the part available from MC?
I am doing a RUF swap in my 84Runner, and don't want to have to go broke with high steer
Thanks,

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #96 on: Jul 19, 2008, 01:11:38 AM »
Hey Duffil,
What is that piece you have there in those pics?  It that the part available from MC?
I am doing a RUF swap in my 84Runner, and don't want to have to go broke with high steer
Thanks,

are you talking about the (torque rod) i think he made his own that is S-bent to match the lift.
but dont quote me on that, it could be an aftermarket one.
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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #97 on: Jul 19, 2008, 01:12:23 PM »
Hey Duffil,
What is that piece you have there in those pics?  It that the part available from MC?
I am doing a RUF swap in my 84Runner, and don't want to have to go broke with high steer
Thanks,
you can not run RUF with stock steering, unless you want to move the box forward or custom make a drag link, and it would be so short that it would bind very quickly...eliminating the flex gained by RUF.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #98 on: Jul 19, 2008, 03:43:39 PM »
Don't waste your time just get high steer.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #99 on: Jul 26, 2008, 11:55:02 AM »
Duffil: I do not think I need a dropped drag link (the one you showed me from 4WP) with my mild lift I am putting on my truck. Can I just heat up the stock drag link and turn it until I can get it to the correct position? Or is this a big no-no due to messing up the metal by heating it up so much? Thanks for any help, I am just not sure if a dropped drag link will work well in my application.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #100 on: Jul 26, 2008, 01:07:12 PM »
you'll have to cut bend and weld. and make sure to sleeve it with tube, and then plug weld the tube on.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #101 on: Jul 26, 2008, 03:27:20 PM »
 :hahaha: I guess I ill be buying the one from 4WP then. No way would I trust my welding to hold a steering link together.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #102 on: Jul 27, 2008, 01:10:08 AM »
:hahaha: I guess I ill be buying the one from 4WP then. No way would I trust my welding to hold a steering link together.

its like 135 bucks... thats nothin.
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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #103 on: Jul 27, 2008, 01:23:07 AM »
actually... right now its only $68.76 before shipping :gap:

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #104 on: Jul 27, 2008, 01:41:47 AM »
actually... right now its only $68.76 before shipping :gap:

then get on it!
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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #105 on: Aug 06, 2008, 10:17:46 PM »
My Duffil-built j-arm with adj. 4 inch drop drag link. I really only needed maybe 2 inch drop if that, but this will work fine. And no, they are not the best pics in the world.






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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #106 on: Aug 06, 2008, 10:42:21 PM »
so you did RUF with the springs reversed? looks like the long side is up front. ???

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #107 on: Aug 06, 2008, 10:47:53 PM »
Custom built front pack using stock 85 main leaf and 2nd leaf, 3 cut down springs from a rear 90 pack. Netted aprox. 2 inch lift, plus 2 inch longer shackles equals a 3 inch lift. See my build thread (in sig) for more info/pictures.

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #108 on: Aug 25, 2008, 12:03:53 PM »
can i get a link to the page you got drag link todd?

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Re: J-Arm Ball Flip info
« Reply #109 on: Nov 21, 2008, 11:55:05 PM »
"you can not run RUF with stock steering, unless you want to move the box forward or custom make a drag link, and it would be so short that it would bind very quickly...eliminating the flex gained by RUF'' (DUFFIL)..... i agree with duffil that if you ran ruf then you will have to mod your drag link, and thats what i did. i don't agree with it eliminating your flex. i mod my drag link, and could pull drivers side or passnegers side tire on a 36'' tire no problems. not sure if duffil has ever done this or he is just thinking that it will happen, but it doesn't effect flex. i like the idea of the ball filp, and i could do all that with the ball on the underneath side. good idea on the ball filp might look into

 
 
 
 
 

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