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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:32 am    Post subject: Trailing Arms Reply with quote

I was wondering what sort of axles I would need to run if I used 2x3 or 3x3 inch trailing arms. I have noticed on the web that 3x3 inch trailing arms are generally less expensive, and I was wondering if that had to do with any special equipment needed axle wise or otherwise. I have heard that bus axles would work for the 2x3 inch trailing arms, but what years of bus axles, and would they really work? Any help would be welcome.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bus axles will work with the 2x3's, pretty sure any year 68-79 will fit the bill. You'll also need to consider shock mounting with any aftermarket trailing arm. you can't use your stock shock location anymore, Usually through the body attached to a cage.

Keep in mind that those cheap 3x3's are exactly that, cheap! Other things to consider are heavier springplates (don't skimp there either) and possibly thicker torsion bars.
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