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    Cool Radius arm spacers

    Gday blokes, has anyone put radius arm spacers in before? how is the easiest way? cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmytb45 View Post
    Gday blokes, has anyone put radius arm spacers in before? how is the easiest way? cheers
    Hi mate. fairly easy to do. a bit of stuffing around. you need to secure the front diff from rolling forward so chock it and maybe strap it. Axle stands under the chassis rail on both sides to take the weight of the car. Strap the axle before removing teh radius arms as the sprung weight will want to roll forward. Or jack teh car up to the spring droop. Tie rod off.

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    Ok so jack car up, put axel stands on chassis rail, info one side tie rod and then strap diff to axel stands and chock wheels.. wheels need to be on ground right? So when I undo the radius arm is it huge force pulling diff forward ? Thanks for the offer but I got a set. Thanks any mate 😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmytb45 View Post
    Ok so jack car up, put axel stands on chassis rail, info one side tie rod and then strap diff to axel stands and chock wheels.. wheels need to be on ground right? So when I undo the radius arm is it huge force pulling diff forward ? Thanks for the offer but I got a set. Thanks any mate 😃
    Given the axle stands are holding up the car and your going to be getting under it i would not be strapping back to eh axle stands. Strap back to the Gearbox cross member of the chassis crossover will be find. Ratchet straps for the win. Remember though you will want the front diff to move forward slightly to allow for eh spacer. A second person will be welcome.
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    @MudRunnerTD I could take those spacers off you mate if suits. If you prefer, PM me the details Darren. Just dust them off, could post or just bring them to Licola mate.

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    I installed the 12mm spacers and my 33's still catch on the mudflaps, especially as they have 22yrs of mangling and dont sit dead straight. Apart from that no difference in the drive feedback.
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    question, what is the reason for these spacers?
    sounds like the allow clearance for large wheel any other things they do?
    like for wheel alignment or drivablility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeBee View Post
    I installed the 12mm spacers and my 33's still catch on the mudflaps, especially as they have 22yrs of mangling and dont sit dead straight. Apart from that no difference in the drive feedback.
    Might end up cutting away the bottom inner section of flare (plastic gunk), no stock mud flaps now and might fix some rubber flap to side steps one day. The clearance is a joke.
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    @Fireblade Yeah bit of clearance and coils would drop squarer off towers (not much change for 2" lift).
    Don;t thinks would change alignment geometry.
    Driveability??? @PeeBee mentioned
    no difference in the drive feedback
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