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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #90 on: March 05, 2018, 08:30:28 PM »
the rail is coming along and looking good btw. if you make side panels and a hood no one will recognize the rail!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #91 on: March 05, 2018, 08:53:38 PM »
I understand now.  Thanks.

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #92 on: March 05, 2018, 08:58:42 PM »
I have been real pleased with the way it is turning out.  I don't think it is going to scream beam conversion.  I am also excited to see how it feels.

I have been researching microstub kits this evening.  Anybody have any recommendations?  I see there are several kits out there with varying prices.       

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #93 on: March 05, 2018, 09:23:43 PM »
i bought this kit from dale at sand parts. i paid $1100 and now it's on sale for $774. not the best one out there.  doesn't come with the weld flange that the caliper mounts to so make sure to order that if your going to build your own. or make sure you buy 3x3's from the guy i posted built for micro stub hub kit with 3.60" pilot hole. these are a 24 spline stub axle and the brake calipers are a chinese knock off of wilwood, so far they have been up to the task with 12" wide rims on a 4.5" back space and 1450 #2 cut stu (sport tires of america made by stu) paddles. the wheel bearings are the only thing i have had to watch. i have had to re torque them 3 times. so far they have been holding after the last re tq. for the money they are right now, for a lighter weight rail ( mine has to be atleast 1600 lbs), i would buy them again.

http://www.sandparts.com/5-Lug-Micro-Stub-Brake-Kit_p_83605.html
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2018, 09:29:13 PM »
note.....with that kit check every bolt and screw on the hub rotor assembly as 50% were loose when i got them.

this TA he sells has what looks like the 3 bolt flange for the micro stub hub kit. if you bought those from sand parts i would buy the caliper weld on flange and send it to the TA builder so he can weld them on.

i think these pic's are of 3x5's but he makes them in 3x3 also.






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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #95 on: March 05, 2018, 10:01:05 PM »
Thanks.  That seems like for the price it might be a pretty good deal.  I will look into it.   

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2018, 07:56:34 PM »
We finished the install today, minus the painting.  Tomorrow we are going to the dunes to see how it does.  I am super excited.  I think it turned out great.  I was fortunate to have great help. 











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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #97 on: March 08, 2018, 08:16:48 PM »
A little shock tuning and you will be VERY happy!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #98 on: March 08, 2018, 08:27:04 PM »
like fabr said....little shock tuning and you'll be very happy. it may be damn close now too and you will get soooo used to that power steering you won't be able to do with out it again lol  ;) ;)  that really turned out very nice! wasn't sure how those shock hoops were going to look but they look good!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #99 on: March 08, 2018, 08:33:56 PM »
like i told fast and jerry....need to go run it through the rough for a very short spert then re charge the shock as it will prob loose 20 psi to the oil. they always do on a fresh shock or anytime you add oil. other than that the valving should be pretty close.  what eps did you use?
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #100 on: March 08, 2018, 08:41:06 PM »
shouldn't there be another brace tube here on each side?




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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #101 on: March 08, 2018, 09:06:17 PM »
I'd think so.

I think that's the best looking conversion I've seen yet.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #102 on: March 08, 2018, 09:12:10 PM »
big improvement









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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #103 on: March 08, 2018, 10:54:17 PM »
I ordered the EPS from Pacific Customs.  It's the same kit that a few of the guys here recently put in their buggies.  We talked about putting a diagonal brace in that spot.  In the end, we didn't think it would add much benefit.     

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2018, 09:40:32 AM »
i would put the tube back in. just my opinion infact i would weld it over the splice point on that upright to strengthen that seam.
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