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Custom radius/drop bracket project

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:08 pm
by Jbots
Hey guys i was wondering if anyone new how long to make the extended radius arms for a 4 1/2 lift, making the custom leaf spring shackles as well, is 1/4 inch steel plating strong enough for the drop drop brackets and shackles? Any input would be appreciated.

Re: Custom radius/drop bracket project

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:50 pm
by iceman21
Go half inch steel plate. 4 1/2 lift.... 4 1/2 radius drop.

Re: Custom radius/drop bracket project

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:00 pm
by 101btp
my full suspension lift that I picked up from rough country that's 4" of lift is made out of 3/8 plate on the sides to bolt to the frame and 1/4 tube between the frame for the drop then bolts to the original radius arm bracket but, if you are making a custom one I will warn you keep front drive shaft in mine is close but that's also with a np208 T case

here are links for dropdown brackets ... /bronco-ii ... /bronco-ii

let me ask you this tho, are yoo also compensating for the 4" drop down on the twin traction beam and Pittman arm? if you do like a front 2" lift you only need to modify the radius arm drop down but 4" then you really will need all said dropdown parts and front end caster/camber alignment yes and lets not forget new break lines too factory ones {will not} hold up

Re: Custom radius/drop bracket project

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:30 am
by 101btp
This should give you an idea I again will post more when it's nice out!