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#1 J YORKSTON

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 03:06 PM

Looking for any info. on using hydro radius arms on a dry subframe. i know about the stub axle pin needing changed.  There seems to be an issue with the longer distance between the arm knuckle and the rubber cone.  Would hilos solve any problem?

 

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#2 whistler

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 04:51 PM

Just out of curiosity, why would you want to use wet arms on a dry subframe?



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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:13 PM

I haven't measured the rear arms to be sure, but I do think the rear trailing arms between wet and dry have the same leverage ratio. The fronts are different though.



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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:18 PM

Nice and easy to fit bump rubbers to if you want them.

#5 J YORKSTON

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:57 PM

Thanks for the replies.  Possibly converting a hydro car to dry and therefore have all the wet parts. It seems that hydro front arms will make the car stiffer when used with rubber cones.  I really need to know if hydro radius arms with hilos will work at the rear.



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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:51 AM

I have a hydro car and was going to convert to dry but after driving it I decided to keep it wet, the ride is just so much better plus they are rare now. As long as the units are in good shape ie not leaking, a change of fluid and pumped up to the right pressure makes a difference, but if you do want to change to dry then yes you will need new arms as the hydro ones will make the car mega low at the rear.

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