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#1 Austin The DieselTech

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:13 PM

So, in the middle of dropping the lift off the 02, we found the donor arms from the 98 will not work due to the bolt hole dimension in the bushings. I have heard you can press different bushings into the arms but I am thinking of going the aftermarket route. I am looking for recommendations. Ben has told me to build my own which I would love to do but have no access to a tubing notcher or dimesnsions need for a 2" leveling kit. Paul recommended Carli which comes at a premium but they look top notch.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:50 AM

I wonder what all the differences are between 2nd gen and 3rd/ early 4th gen arms. I've heard it's just the upper bar is .5 inch longer on newer trucks. If that was the case you could use the pure performance adjustables if your going with a 2 inch level. They should adjust back enough. I have them on my 12 and they have been great. Very good quality, especially for the price. I got mine from 8 lug, great guys. I'm sure they could answer that question too.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:04 AM

Check out trex-tech.com he would have what you need give him a call

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:20 AM

I think I have a set of steel bushings for the later control arms, you can have them if they'll work for you.  I bought a poly bushings from Energy for my '96 and it came with the bigger steel bushings, I had some made to fit my bolts. Or couldn't you could just buy a new poly bushing kit and use that with the '98 arms?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:29 AM

I think I have a set of steel bushings for the later control arms, you can have them if they'll work for you.  I bought a poly bushings from Energy for my '96 and it came with the bigger steel bushings, I had some made to fit my bolts. Or couldn't you could just buy a new poly bushing kit and use that with the '98 arms?

I could get different bushings but since I am using installing a leveling kit, I would like to get a little longer arms to push the axle back forward.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Mike is taking a look at Outfitters but he is not sure if they have the later 2nd Gen version. I will let you know if he does.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:11 AM

Mike is taking a look at Outfitters but he is not sure if they have the later 2nd Gen version. I will let you know if he does.

Thanks Ben!

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:08 PM

Check out trex-tech.com he would have what you need give him a call

I reached out to him and the price on his site differs from what he told me due to a price update for 2018.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

Put a call into Mike at Diesel Outfitters today and I am waiting for a call back.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:51 PM

Here is the progress that has been made so far. Still waiting on a couple pieces and I will be able to finish it this weekend.c51d0f89a64e0a05420d7ec41e9e5ed1.jpgbaa8d6eb9748c6fafe8bded4cbc42f8d.jpgd82be6797329af3b32b089fb422a05ee.jpg0d3f1b88a223e4723208f720733dda53.jpg

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

Brown truck showed up and brought me these!9b1e357e6f149ea807e15fc2126f4311.jpgc6aa5d1e33037ee6beb2219f10098efe.jpg

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:40 PM

NICE! Can't wait to see them on. Whats your plan for wheels/tires and shocks?



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:49 AM

NICE! Can't wait to see them on. Whats your plan for wheels/tires and shocks?

Wheels and tires are gonna be factory 4thgen wheels with 315's that I took off the 2012. Shocks I am not sure yet. I will be installing shock tower eliminators so I can run a factory length shock with the 2" level spacers.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:15 AM

got a link for the tower eliminator Austin 



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

got a link for the tower eliminator Austin 


You could build one just used 1/4 plate trace the tower bolt pattern then drill center for shock hole easy and cheap

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

thanks ... but don't need one , but never heard of one for the dodges , just wanted to look at it and see what's out there 



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:59 AM

got a link for the tower eliminator Austin 

Here is a set but it would be cheaper and easier to fab your own.

https://www.alligato...AyABEgL0E_D_BwE

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

o my  $100 for that. i must be paying for there advertising, they could leave off the lazer etching



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:30 AM

o my  $100 for that. i must be paying for there advertising, they could leave off the lazer etching

I am sure them being stainless doesnt help.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:47 AM

Thanks
I too would make my own if I was adding these

That is a real profitable item for them if they sold many of them !!!




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