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Old 08-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Porterbuilt Forward Arm Series - Sale

We're proud to introduce our new Forward Arm Series control arms this month with an exclusive sale.

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Porterbuilt new Forward Arm Series tubular control arms were designed to help center the front wheels in the wheel opening on trucks using factory cross-member configurations, or chassis that have been Z'd and are still using a factory cross-member.

They're built using the same thick-wall DOM tubing and CNC cut 3/16 pickeled plate steel as all our other arms. All bushing pivot tubes and ball joint cups are TIG welded. We also use a machined delrin bushing to minimize deflection;eliminate squeaks associated with polyurethane; and to increase bushing life.

- Centered front wheels.

- Increased caster gains.

- Available for air spring and coil spring applications.

- Standard or narrowed widths.

- Will NOT work on Dropmembers. Strictly designed for stock cross-member applications.

- Retail prices start at 1,049.00 for a complete set of Forward Arms.




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Old 08-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Re: Porterbuilt Forward Arm Series - Sale

Will these work with factory springs?
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How much will the truck be lowered with a factory spring?
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Does the narrowed widths give a static dropped truck lets say 5 inch drop a better turning radius? Or does this just tuck the wheels more.

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The truck we originally fit these on remained at the same height as before. The lower plate that the spring sets on is at the same height as the factory arm.
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Does the narrowed widths give a static dropped truck lets say 5 inch drop a better turning radius? Or does this just tuck the wheels more.

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The narrowed trac width will allow for more clearance at the lowered heights, not necessarily more turning radius.

If the steering is limited by tire clearance issues, and not being limited by the steering components themselves, the narrowed arms could be beneficial.
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The truck we originally fit these on remained at the same height as before. The lower plate that the spring sets on is at the same height as the factory arm.
So if I'm understanding this correctly (I'm a little slow, ), if I have 2" drop springs, 2.5" dropped spindles and factory A-arms, my truck should remain at the same height after I install your PFAs?

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So if I'm understanding this correctly (I'm a little slow, ), if I have 2" drop springs, 2.5" dropped spindles and factory A-arms, my truck should remain at the same height after I install your PFAs?

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So, I can have my arms narrowed 1" AND forward 1", or must I choose one or the other?
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nate these arms worked killer on my dually thanks again
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I see you offer lowers only- advantages/disadvantages/differences between your tube uppers and stockers when combined with the 1" forward lowers?
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I see you offer lowers only- advantages/disadvantages/differences between your tube uppers and stockers when combined with the 1" forward lowers?
The reason we offer the lowers by themselves, is due to the fact that they work well with the factory upper. You get considerable castor gain but don't have to fork out all the cash for a complete set. There are a few advantages of going with our tubular uppers, but in this case it wouldn't be a necessity.

This is a great option for those not looking to break the bank, yet get some considerable performance gains with an easy bolt-on.

However, if one decided to go with the forward and narrowed option, the uppers and lowers must be purchased as a set.

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Awesome, thanks! Few more Qs:

- How much caster could one expect to dial in with lowers only?
- I assume these will require a PB sway bar?
- Are there any available provisions for a bump stop?
- Are the front wheels still centered with lowers only?

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Re: Porterbuilt Forward Arm Series - Sale

I have these tubular arms on mine but with bags. Very Very nice piece. I did have to switch to a Porterbuilt sway bar to work with the arms. I highly recommend these arms to anybody who is looking into a set of tubular arms for their trucks especially since these can be made for either coils or bags. Some Pics of mine.
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I have these tubular arms on mine but with bags. Very Very nice piece. I did have to switch to a Porterbuilt sway bar to work with the arms. I highly recommend these arms to anybody who is looking into a set of tubular arms for their trucks especially since these can be made for either coils or bags. Some Pics of mine.
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To piggy back on gringoloco's q's, how much more drop would you gain in a bagged set up over stock control arms?
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Awesome, thanks! Few more Qs:

- How much caster could one expect to dial in with lowers only?
- I assume these will require a PB sway bar?
- Are there any available provisions for a bump stop?
- Are the front wheels still centered with lowers only?

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-With the lowers only you will be able to get just over 7 degrees of caster.
-These will work with our sway bar, or the musclebar from Ridetech.
-We do not provide any provisions for a bumpstop.
-The wheels are closer to being centered, just not quite.

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To piggy back on gringoloco's q's, how much more drop would you gain in a bagged set up over stock control arms?
If lower bag mounting plate on the PB arms sits at the same height as the bottom of the coil spring cup on the factory arms. If switching from the factory arm with a bag plate or bag cup, you will gain additional drop with these arms. We have seen over an inch of additional drop.
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hi nate i have couple ??? how much are deliver to 91340 and how much it narrow the track thx
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Could I get a set of these to run with a regular spring setup then switch to bags later on, or are there two different lower a-arms for coil and airbag?
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Could I get a set of these to run with a regular spring setup then switch to bags later on, or are there two different lower a-arms for coil and airbag?
The arms are identical on the bag set-up and the coil spring set-up. The difference is that we sell a billet spring retainer that bolts to the lower arm and locates the coil spring. It's as easy as unbolting it to switch to an air bag.
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We're proud to introduce our new Forward Arm Series control arms this month with an exclusive sale.

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Porterbuilt new Forward Arm Series tubular control arms were designed to help center the front wheels in the wheel opening on trucks using factory cross-member configurations, or chassis that have been Z'd and are still using a factory cross-member.

They're built using the same thick-wall DOM tubing and CNC cut 3/16 pickeled plate steel as all our other arms. All bushing pivot tubes and ball joint cups are TIG welded. We also use a machined delrin bushing to minimize deflection;eliminate squeaks associated with polyurethane; and to increase bushing life.

- Centered front wheels.

- Increased caster gains.

- Available for air spring and coil spring applications.

- Standard or narrowed widths.

- Will NOT work on Dropmembers. Strictly designed for stock cross-member applications.

- Retail prices start at 1,049.00 for a complete set of Forward Arms.




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Can you send me a quote on a complete set with shipping. I have a 1965 C-10 with air bags. Shipping is to Crest Hill, IL 60403

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