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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Johnnyb View Post
No on the balljoint out 4 inches. The lower joint is moved out 1/2" to 1" depending on what height you are going for. You still have the camber adjusters to help get things right, but you want to keep them at 2 degrees or smaller. Most good beam fabricators pride themselves on using 0 degree adjusters. This is not an easy job and I would discourage someone from trying it unless you have excellent fab skills. If you jack the truck up to the desired height and look at the balljoint ear, it should be obvious where it needs to go. Check out and go to the shop section on the forums. Check out the links they recommend in the forums.

Solo Motorsports has the best prices I know of on beams with frequent sales on them starting at $300.

The center joint is the u-joint in the middle of the front end, right off the diff. It will need to be clearanced if you are at 16 inches of travel, but you will probably be in the 10-12" range until you get your shocks right. It will not be an immediate issue.

Factory axle lengths. Widened beams are available, but we are talking stock width beams here. This is with all stock parts except the radius arms will need to be lengthened or replaced with aftermarket/custom arms.

You can run either (or both) a 10 inch shock behind the spring and a 14 in front with a stock coil bucket, but to get big travel numbers it will require a custom shock mount. You will need Bilstien 5100s minimum. You can look at (in order of costs) FOAs, other Bilsteins, SwayAway, Fox, King, etc. You are looking for a 2.5 inch shock.

I just parted with my TTB 95 Bronco.
Thanks for the replies. You have answered several questions and given me some more places to research and think. I will probably be in contact with you some more as I start to build in the next few weeks.
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