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    TDI Swapped Samurai Truck Conversion

    Cut up some new frame fish plates with a rosette weld hole. Started mocking up my tcase position, moving it back about 6” from stock.
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    Wanted FJ80 radius arms

    Looking for a stock pair of FJ80 (or similar) front radius arms if anybody has some?
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    Radius arm basics?

    Happen to know the dimensions of those bushings off the top of your head?
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    Radius arm basics?

    Wow, those are some beefy looking units! What kind of joints are you using on the frame side there?
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    Radius arm basics?

    Good to know, I suppose for how many there are out there that would make sense. So, does anybody happen to have a set of FJ arms they wouldn't mind selling, or at least letting me borrow for a bit for some mockups? @bryson are those ones in your picture yours, being used?
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    Radius arm basics?

    Very small, bushings are small and I don't believe you can even buy them anymore, unless somebody sells a universal one that will fit. With a 4" or so lift too, the bar will need to either be dropped in the front, or some sort of crazy extensions made. I mean, I do have one, and I can definitely...
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    Radius arm basics?

    Also, I suppose I could always mock this stuff up with PVC eh?
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    Radius arm basics?

    I am looking into it to how I could, seems like a smart idea. I have these poly bushing rod ends for the axle side. Just need to figure out if I should do something different for the end, or if there is any sort of cartridge I could swap out. I wonder if any duroflex cartridges would fit in...
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    Radius arm basics?

    Thanks for the info! I've been doing some digging. Just to verify, is this type of arm setup that you are suggesting? Wristed arms seem to be the go to for many Samurai guys. Even the Rocky Road Outfitters coil kit runs a wristed setup, but except that none of the joints are adjustable at all...
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    Radius arm basics?

    As long as the suspension replacing it meets or exceeds the strength of the OEM equipment, it is not. I think some 1/4 wall DOM would pass that easily.
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    Radius arm basics?

    Well, I do. Guess I'm a minority :handlebars:
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    Radius arm basics?

    A 3 link would be ideal, but with the room I have under it, it would be way tight. If I'm not wristing it, what is the technical name for a non wristed setup? Would that be considered just an arm with the whole thing being solid except for the joints themselves at each end?
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    Radius arm basics?

    State law states, saying that any vehicle with a swaybar, must have it in place. If not, it technically does not meet state safety inspections.
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    Radius arm basics?

    I'm assuming R.E. is Rubicon Express? I'm trying to find pictures of their arms to give me an idea. Are they the ones that the upper link turns in towards the middle of the axle instead of directly above the bottom mount?
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    Radius arm basics?

    That's not the only reason actually. I want it to be stable on road, but also because it's legally required. Also from my understanding, a swaybar set up properly, can assist quite a bit while wheeling.
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    Radius arm basics?

    Thoughts on a single wristed setup? Eliminates the need to run a second wrist with a pin. I understand that the in the same manner as a double wrist with a pin, I'll probably have more sway. If I did this, I'm assuming I'd want both lower arms to be on the same geometric lines, if that makes...
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    TDI Swapped Samurai Truck Conversion

    When I "built" this thing the first time around, and stretched the frame, I used 1/4" plate, and tried to weld it all together with my little 110 miller. Let's just say I should not have ever attempted such a thing because I didn't have near enough heat for the 1/4". No point in hiding it, the...
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    TDI Swapped Samurai Truck Conversion

    I traded the guy I sold the rig to the hood from my other sami I bought, so I could get my old one back. Also got an auto tranny, a tracker 2wd 5 speed, other odds and ends. Also, when Lowrange closed the Orem location, I grabbed a bunch of Samurai high steer arms. Had mostly left hand drive...
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    TDI Swapped Samurai Truck Conversion

    I got it back with no front clip either. However, I did get the Suzuki Swift GTI seats back from him too, which I really like, so that was a win as well I suppose.
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    TDI Swapped Samurai Truck Conversion

    So, back to this! I deleted my other thread since Greg brought this back. Long story short, sold this thing back in May, was pretty bummed because it was my first car at 16, had always wanted to take it to Moab at least once, but then I sold it. Kept in contact with the guy I sold it to though...
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