Which radius arm bracket is strongest?
I'm going to replace my radius arm bushings soon and I'm contemplating replacing the brackets since I'll be taking them off anyway. I'm not sure if the radius arm holes in the bracket are ok or not (there's some bushing left), but the bracket is rusted enough that the factory coating is flaking off. The ones from Ford are pretty expensive, are the aftermarket ones equivalent or thinner/weaker?
Oh yeah, I have ProComp extended radius arms so the brackets have already been moved using bolts instead of rivets.
95 XLT 5.8L MAF E4OD, tow pkg, 4" ProComp Stg II lift, 33X12.5X15 Duratrac, 3.55 LS rear/open front, Warn manual hubs, JBA Headers, Bassani Y-pipe, high-flow cat, Spintech 3000XLP