View Full Version : clayton short arms and d30 clearance?

January 16th, 2009, 18:39
I Just picked up some clayton short arms, upper and lowers. I also got the trac bar and hd mount as well as a set of 4.5 RE coils. The problem is when I get all four arms in the lowers hit my housing. Do I need to modify my spring perch's or something?

January 16th, 2009, 18:41
you dont have somthin right, any chance you can get pics?

January 16th, 2009, 18:42
They are hitting what?The shock mounts?

January 16th, 2009, 18:43
Ill go snap some pics and be right back

January 16th, 2009, 18:51
Ok I have no idea how to post a picture.. What is happing is that I cant get my coils to sit in straight. So I came on here and got control arm lengths for different height lifts and when I adjusted my uppers and lowers to what the chart said my lca hits where the shock bolts to the housing and seriously limits the travel.

January 16th, 2009, 18:57
upload the pics onto http://www.imageshack.us/ then copy the link to here

January 16th, 2009, 19:46
when you say housing! you mean the differential?

January 16th, 2009, 22:51
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/6315/picture018cs0.jpg (http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/6315/picture018cs0.jpg)

Muddy Beast
January 16th, 2009, 22:54
My LCA's hit there too...infact both my LCAs and axle have a dent from flexing. I could be wrong, but I don't think there's much you can do about that other then limiting straps or something.


January 16th, 2009, 22:58
Ok then my next question is. What does a set of 4.5 RE coils measure out to be in inch's? I think I might have bigger coils here than what I had planed for!

January 16th, 2009, 23:10
This is just a suggestion, but if the threads are contacting the shock mount, maybe you should flip the arms around so you don't mess up the threads over time.

January 17th, 2009, 06:47
Oh definatatly! A freind tryed turning the arms around to see if it made a difference while I came in here on the computer.

January 17th, 2009, 06:51
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/6315/picture018cs0.jpg (http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/6315/picture018cs0.jpg)

Thats a really steep angle, I don't think your axle is at ride height in that pic. I would consider getting drop brackets or the ride will suck with CA angles like that.

January 17th, 2009, 07:02
I think once it is all done, with the shocks on and tires it won't look like that...You have it hanging free, no load...Put your springs in at set it on the ground..I need more coffee

January 17th, 2009, 07:23
Clearancing the mount is common practice.

January 17th, 2009, 08:13
i do belive the johnny joint end goes to the frame

January 17th, 2009, 08:35
i do belive the johnny joint end goes to the frame
It really doesnt make any difference,RE has always had their SF joint at the axle for LCA's and at the frame for UCA's(for obvious reasons).