Extended upper control arms.

Discussion in 'Offroad Chat / Trail Ride Reports / Carnage' started by Josh Persson, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. dixiepc

    dixiepc OBS Enthusiast

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    Any news?
     
  2. Aparke4

    Aparke4 I'm Awesome

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    Got my new arms- and they are very beefy and fit great! Only problem is shop eyeballed length and I have now too much + camber haha. So, I ordered the AC Delco +/- 2.25 degree cam bolts and will pull arms in a few turns. Tires are sitting just a little positive like this: \ __ /

    Pics soon! Just being lazy about the cam bolts and the upper arm adjustments with everything going on right now.
     
  3. dixiepc

    dixiepc OBS Enthusiast

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    Just exactly where did you order the arms?
     
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    Aparke4 I'm Awesome

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    dixiepc OBS Enthusiast

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    What do you mean that they eyeballed the length?
     
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    Aparke4 I'm Awesome

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    they ran them all the way in and they ended up being too long! I exchanged the bushings that came with them for metalcloak duroflex joints and even with a trim to the length and with keys now decranked due to installed rc lift kit for the k2500 the arms are still too long with cam bolts fully adjusted. I have some room to trim arms and still have a safe amount of thread engagement and i am hoping fingers crossed that will be right around stock length.

    long story short, these arms were just a tad long with a 2 inch crank and will need to shortened to work... otherwise being able to bolt on ball joints and use metalcloak joints with dom arms is pretty sweet!
     
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  7. Aparke4

    Aparke4 I'm Awesome

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    Pics of arms/ currently just after lift installed:

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    I had that same problem with stock torsion keys cranked up. Just to say couldn't get it in the green. All went away after I did the GMT800 front brake swap.
     

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