What do longer radius arms do?
The longer radius arms improve suspension travel, reduce bushing wear, and just plain look better. Don’t forget to install some new bushings with your new-to-you arms, and you can count on needing an alignment once the arms are installed.
What do Carli radius arms do?
The Carli arms correct 1°-4° of caster at the axle mount ensuring ANY Carli customer can achieve death-wobble-preventing 4.5° of positive caster.
What do radius arms do on a truck?
Radius arms are simple devices that clamp to the axle housing and attach to one point on the chassis. Generally made of stamped steel, these arms are located on each side of the solid axle and help maintain forward traction.
What is short arm suspension?
A short arm lift attaches to the stock control arm mount. As the length of the short arm lift increases, the angle made by the arm and the downward force of gravity becomes smaller.
Is a radius arm a control arm?
A radius rod (also called a radius arm, torque arm, torque spring, and torsion bar) is a suspension link intended to control wheel motion in the longitudinal (fore-aft) direction. Radius rods are also sometimes used in aircraft with fixed (non retractable) undercarriages.
Do radius arms need a panhard bar?
Radius arm systems also require less research, development, and testing making them much cheaper than four-link systems. A fully triangulated four-link system requires no Panhard bar. By triangulating the entire system the need for a Panhard bar is eliminated.
Are longer control arms better?
Placing longer control arms under your rig helps to reduce the operating angles of the control arms once the rig is lifted. Longer control arms will also help smooth out the ride, increase travel potential, and reduce stress on the vehicle and its suspension components.
Is a long arm kit worth it?
Basically, a long arm lift kit is ideal if you’re looking for a lift of 4 inches or more and you want a Jeep that rides smoothly both on and off-road. This is also the best suspension system if you plan on doing a lot of fast off-roading over rough terrain.
Do you need radius arm drop brackets?
If you have really low stock caster and/or plan on going a little bigger then you will want to run either radius arms that have more caster (or adjustment) or drop brackets.