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Old November 14th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Arrow New Ruffstuff 9" Truss!

By now you have all seen our truss design for our housings. It gets superior strength through using the crown shape.



But now how about the same strength and shape for a factory 9" housing?



This is the rear truss, the top truss will have integral links and should be ready within a couple of weeks. The truss is long enough to end at the brake brackets so you do not have any weak points. The IFS Toyota should be done by the end of next week also!
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Old November 15th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #2
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Yess! You guys must have been watching me. I'm just starting a 9 build.

What's the thickness on these?
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Old November 15th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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Yess! You guys must have been watching me. I'm just starting a 9 build.

What's the thickness on these?
The rear is 10 gauge (.1534"), the shape gives it its strength. The top truss is 3/16" so it is strong enough to mount links on and also has the same shape so both are very rigid and stiff...
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Old November 15th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Sounds good to me, you guys will have a alot of orders from me over the next few months.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Do you make these in custom lengths? (say for shortened axles?)
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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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First off I should say we make them long enough to fit even the largest axles but you can cut them to fit. You really want them to run brake bracket to brake bracket for the strength. However, after saying that I should mention that we have 2 prototypes the are 35" long. The shape was what we were testing and a couple of 1/16" to 1/8" changes were made but if that is ok with you we could sell you one for $75...
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Old November 17th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #8
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Gonna have to keep an eye on this. I was just going to get a basic truss since nobody really seems to make them for a 9". Any clue on pricing for the upper truss when it becomes available?
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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:33 PM   #9
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We haven't yet worked out a price with links yet but without they will be $130...
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Sounds good. I'll keep an eye on this thread and the website.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #11
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Sounds good. I'll keep an eye on this thread and the website.
Just released these!

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/.../9FACTORY.html
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Old November 20th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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Looking good. Now for the top truss with the link mounts built in.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:27 PM   #13
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Still a few days out, they will not make it before the holiday...
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Old March 25th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #14
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Do your truss have provisions for the U-bolts for the leaf spring guys?... on the back truss
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Old March 28th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #15
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Do your truss have provisions for the U-bolts for the leaf spring guys?... on the back truss
We have a couple of options but the one I like best is waiting on the ubolt shop to get a specific die to bend them in a "D" shape to go through a tube through the truss.
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Time for a move to the top ;)
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Old June 27th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #17
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These are a big seller, and for a reason!
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:43 AM   #18
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Did you guys bail on the across the top truss?
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Old August 11th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #19
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Did you guys bail on the across the top truss?
It looks like we did, it was unintentional but I will get Garett back on it!
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Add more strength!
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