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post #1 of 21 Old 08-30-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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making your own a-arms

i have been kicking this idea around since i have wanted extended arms...

I am just not sure where to start, I have though about taking regular xx a-arms and cutting all the mounting points off them them ( where they mount to the frame and where the calpers mount ect ) and then just making extended "bodies" for the arms, making shock mounting points and leaving them in the same location as factory.

i would make them out of umm chrom moly or atleast 304 stainless ( the bodies that is ) ... i would sort of give them the "max ground clearance" look and put grease zerks in them so they would be easier to do maintnance to .


my main questions are...

does this seem possible ( i work at an aero space machining shop i have every tool imagenable at my finger tips )

and how much more should i extend the arms and inch on each side, two inches on each side ?
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Wow! This sounds dangerous. There is a lot of engineering that goes into the design of A-arms. If it were as easy as what you stated above, then I'm guessing a set of A-arms would be under $100. Just my opinion!
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I love my teeth, I love them even more inside of my head. I don't have an engineering degree and although I have a firm grasp on physics I wouldn't attempt it.

But that's just me. Break throughs happen all the time by normal Joes making stuff. I just would never do it.

IMO that's why plumbers....well..plumb and carpenters build houses and so on.



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well..... the arm companies out their pretty much do the same thing, they extend the arms and att their attachment points.

sure their is r&d and i dont think mine will be right the first time, but i have all the tools avalible to mesure the angles of the arms and the angle at which the calipers mount, the angles the arms come togeather at, and have aero space welders all at my finger tips so its not like this will be a back yard project
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How will you know if they are not right the first time? What testing techniques will you use?
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trial and error i guess buddy... some one has to do all the testing, some one has to test when roll puts out new a-arms or hauser. so ill test my arms if i decide to do this
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So, your plan is to make them and then test them on your own quad?
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I would not really try it, look at this:
http://www.raptorforum.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=58641
And they do it for a living...

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I'm happy to hear that you are not going to try it!
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