I did not want to use the word radius arm because I thought that was exclusive to the Ford set up. I leaning towards the coil set up espeically after seeing the progress of Chief and dannytunned.
As far as the axle. i was wanting to save this for when I am done but. i am in the process of geting thing lined up of taking a SR rear axle and a front dana 44 and put them togethor. Cut down the SR axle tube to the right size and weld on the dana 44 knuckles. likewise cut the ends of the sr axle shafts and get the U joint end welded on. Then everything from the knuckle out is dana 44 off the shelf part. The diff is mitsu off the shelf parts. Only thing thats custom if it broke is the inner axle shafts. The goal is I think I can can get it all built minus the suspension and steering set up for under $600 for a SR front axle with air locker.
The suspension is up in the air. i think it is kinda goofey to have leaf spring up front and coil in the rear. i like dannytunned adjustable coil hanger to make it so you can lift or lower the vehicle with the same spring. This idea is limited by the driveshaft and brake line length and steering set up, but still a great concept. Espeically if it can be adapted to the rear axle as well. Might require custom trailing arms that could lengthen and shorten on the different heights.
There is also the shock set up. I think it might be like chief said it will come to me as I go.
Steering I am at a lose. i am hopeing to use the steering compoents of the dana 44 to the stock gear box or switch the gear box to match the steering set up. Or if I had a ton of money full hydro steering set up. but the hydro assit sounds like a winner.
Thats my thoughts and concepts on this and the reason for my odd questions.
Did we every come to a conclusion on the best front axle width? 61"? 59"?
-------------------- 91 Montero LS "RECON", Auto, Dual Bouncy Seats, SR rear axle with air locker, 2" Suspension lift, 2" Body Lift, GENII front IFS, 32" MT tires
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