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Old May 28th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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been looking a little here and there. anyone build there own long arm setup for the front of there 2500 or 3500 ? post pics
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Old May 29th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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how much lift are you running? i know on half tons you have to trim away on the body mount on the frame the make the clear if your not running at lest 6 inches. and 2500 you should be good with 4. theirs a new company making them know and their a lot better then the original long arm kit made for these trucks.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Id like to stay around 3 or 4 inches of lift
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Old December 8th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #4
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I have a 99 2500 cummins with skyjacker 3.5 kit and am interested in custom long arm kit? Also what's this new company that makes better long arm? From what I've read dick cepek is the best.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #5
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Id like to stay around 3 or 4 inches of lift
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And I would also be concerned about not enough lift(3-4 inches) to clear the stock lower mount on the frame with longer arms. My mounts were cut off but im sure some times its close still to hitting whats left of it with my 6". Going to grind flush this winter. Also my tires rub at full lock on the arms. Should just need the frame mount, and the long arms themselves if you already got that lift.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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do you have pics of your truck? what size tires are you running?
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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okay one of the best places to get these dodge after market parts is dodgoffroad.com guy sells em pretty cheap here is a pick of his long arms he makes himself

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Old February 20th, 2013, 07:16 AM   #8
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that body mount looks like an issue under full stuff. must be why carli uses a radius are set up on their 6" kit.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #9
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I agree thats what i thought when i saw this setup. My bds kit has shorter upper arms, and i believe its a better setup, even my link bars look much larger then what that kit comes with.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:23 AM   #10
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do you have pics of your truck? what size tires are you running?
Sorry so late on the responce. Truck came with 37" BFG KM2s which measure out to be 35.5" mounted on 17" rims. I think the tires are a bit small for my setup, i believe i will be going with a larger AT tire this summer




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Old February 24th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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that kit runs .250 thick dom tubing i doubt urs are stronger than that . also running the top arm like that actually flexes better. Only way ur gonna run it better is with a straight up 3 link. with that set up u do run into body mount issues at full stuff if ur less thank 6 inch of lift if i remeber right.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:16 AM   #12
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also ur bds is let me guess running poly bushings if ur lucky rubber, johnny joints are a million times better.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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My lift is a 5.5 and has ZERO clearance or "stuffing" issues. I would never buy a kit that had body mount issues like that right out of the box, sure its better if your 6+ inches, but with my 5.5 my rear bumper sits too high to be legal by 3 inches and my center frame is 2 inches from also being illegal. So just to make my kit on my otherwise stock truck legal to run down the road i have to build a new rear bumper thats longer even with my smaller tires. With a 6" with lets say 38's you kit would have "issues" and also not be street legal. Also i prefer my rubber joints because yes i do take it offroad on occasion but rubber are much nicer for the street where this truck spends most of its time anyways. Honestly its the body mount issue that i dont like about that kit, i believe it would be ok on a much larger lift springs like 8" or so to give it all clearance.

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Old February 24th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #14
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glad i dont have those issues running 40's and i street drive mine everyday but colorado really has no lift laws. still though saying that the BDS kit is better than that kit is pretty out there sorry man. that kit will spank BDS and eat it for lunch. It is also all dependant on what you do with ur rig. You wanna flex and crawl around dodge offroads kit is the way to go. unless u build ur own set up as a three link. have fun with ur poly bushings :). Also BDS dont make a 5.5 lift only fab tech does that and they suck ball sack. Got a spacer or something in there? highest they go is a 4.5

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Old February 24th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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Well im happy you like your truck but here in michigan trucks like that arnt ideal for daily driving or towing which is what my truck is for not flexing out, i can count on my one hand how many times my truck has been offroad. And your right i was mistaken that my lift is a 5" LA that is right on bds website installed by my trucks P.O. but i really enjoy it so thats why i chimed in, that and i didnt personally like the dodgeoffroad kit because of the setup and the fact that you would have to run it taller making it less a useful truck, more of an offroad toy. Only thing i want to change on mine is a adjustable tracbar instead of the drop bracket the kit came with but any taller i would hate to drive it everyday.
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Ill make my own from 2x2 .25 wall box with johnny joints at one end and bushings on the other. Most likely a radius arm setup. I like the stance my truck has now, may buy a 2 inch coil for the front so ill have 5"
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Old February 24th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #17
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Sure id love to have an 8" lift and 40ds but not practical for what i do with it honestly
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Old February 24th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #18
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least ur going with ur own set up arms and going with the johnny's iam not saying staying short is bad. just the quality of the set up and the cost. Do it urself gonna save a fortune and gonna have alot more adjustment.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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Id much rather build my own. I wish i could do it with only the 3" because i like how it sits. But
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Old February 24th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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are .25 wall arms strong enough for a truck that size?
i have seen .25 wall arms bend on jeeps and buggys.
i know we use them harder, but we are much lighter.
i would think .375 would be minimum for a lifted cummins fullsize.
nice looking trucks though! congrats.
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