- Jul 19, 2015
- Penngrove, ca
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You’re correct! I messaged them a while back just on the off chance they had any stock left over and he said they had a set of stage 4 ready to go. I hemmed and hawed over spending so much for shocks for a little while then finally pulled the trigger.Oh man, I must’ve been drunk, I was three or four doubles down by the time I saw this. I thought you said Millcreek had the Slinkys Stage 4s on the shelf. Is that what you meant?
A capable crawler rig that can drive to the trails. I definitely see the benefit of the delta arms... but the price tag is heavy. Not against spending money wisely, but they really 10x better than the other options for correcting caster and axle location?As far as castor correction and front axle relocation, the simplest solution is Delta arms. How, exactly do you intend to use your 80?
Yes especially since your rig will be lifted more than the advertised 75mm of those slinky coils. If you are serious about crawling rocks and beating the rig hard you want the most durable solutions. If you were going with a sub 3” lift then the eimkieth brackets would be great. The last thing you want on a lifted 80 on 37’s is inadequate castor angle. I went through some white knuckle driving with 4” castor plates on a 5” lift. I now run delta 6” arms and have 5* plus positive castor angle plus the rear track bar bracket raised. These two things made a huge difference in on road handling.A capable crawler rig that can drive to the trails. I definitely see the benefit of the delta arms... but the price tag is heavy. Not against spending money wisely, but they really 10x better than the other options for correcting caster and axle location?
Ok then, expect more like 4” of lift.HD. 7511 rear and 7498 front.
Yes, castor plates were the main go to castor solution for a long time while Slee Off-road sold the only aftermarket leading arms to be had here in the USA. Plates are inexpensive by comparison so if you decide you don’t like them not much is lost.I've heard that... And I don't plan to make this a super heavy build. After reading the entire Delta VS radius arms thread I take it the best course of action is to install the lift and see where it sits, get my caster #'s and then make purchase decision with that info in hand. Likely 3L arms would do the trick. 5L probably overkill. I have been drooling over the DVS arms ever since first seeing them, it just takes some solid research to justify the price. It seems that folks have been managed for quite some time on caster correction plates or a combo of bushings and plates.
Thank you for all your input here! I really appreciate it. With the increased caster numbers come potential driveline issues right? Making a part time kit and/or a DC driveshaft a likely necessity.Yes, castor plates were the main go to castor solution for a long time while Slee Off-road sold the only aftermarket leading arms to be had here in the USA. Plates are inexpensive by comparison so if you decide you don’t like them not much is lost.
If you do go with Delta arms don’t short yourself on the castor correction. More than 4* is nice on a lifted, top heavy rig with large rubber.
Dave at Delta can explain to you how he appreciates even 7* positive castor angle with less lift and 35’s. He can also explain exactly how they measure lift and point you in a direction that you will be happy with in the end.