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Cambridge/Solo or what TTB lift?

Here is what I got, some pretty stout HP (about 500) and I want lots of travel with 33" tires. I am not going to rock crawl but want a decent suspension for snow and trail use. It will see a lot of road use also along with some steep off road hill climbing so high speed manners are important. I am thinking urethane pivots with Johnny Joints on extended track bars and 3" extended traction beams rotated for 4" lift. Will a 44 carrier hold up or di I need a 50? And which company would give me the most bang for the buck on the beams? Also I am thinking of using RCV CV axles.
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35" seem to be the most popular size tire with bronco,s. I like the rcv axle idea. The 44 axle seems to be fine up to a 37" tire with liberal (common sense) driving. Solo guys are good from what I hear. There is Threat motorsports also. 4" lift you will want 35" tires. Mine has 4" lift. You should have the beams boxed when they are worked over. most do this. Deaver springs out back j40 or Q80 depends on how soft you want it.
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Where did you get 500hp?

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Where did you get 500hp?
I am getting 500 HP from a big block FE 445, I actually was originally building it war drag- road race but had to sell off my Comet. Originally I was going to do more port work for 350 CFM intake ports but I am leaving them alone giving me about 290 @ .500 lift. I am going to change the cam also from what I have now.
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35" seem to be the most popular size tire with bronco,s. I like the rcv axle idea. The 44 axle seems to be fine up to a 37" tire with liberal (common sense) driving. Solo guys are good from what I hear. There is Threat motorsports also. 4" lift you will want 35" tires. Mine has 4" lift. You should have the beams boxed when they are worked over. most do this. Deaver springs out back j40 or Q80 depends on how soft you want it.
If I go to a soft Deaver spring with tons of droop does that also make for lots of axle wrap? I'll check out the Threat stuff thanks!
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i love my solo lift with q80 springs I'm running 35s had monster build me a e4od and just using the bilsteins in stock location just one of them up front. and i have thrashed on it from flying down power line roads in the desert to some pretty rough trails to some rock crawling. the ride on the street is better then most of the new trucks i have rode in. Bobby is a stand up guy actual drove to cali to pick my lift up. watched his crew do the cut and turn. while i waited since he didn't have a set of beams ready (i didn't call ahead just showed up ).
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yes axle wrap can be a issue. i built a single traction bar with delrin bushings on the axle end,and heim on the other with a shackle. works awesome.ive got j40,s with 1 and a halh inch longer shackle. shackle mount is off a exsiting crossmember. pics on my build thread.
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yes axle wrap can be a issue. i built a single traction bar with delrin bushings on the axle end,and heim on the other with a shackle. works awesome.ive got j40,s with 1 and a halh inch longer shackle. shackle mount is off a exsiting crossmember. pics on my build thread.
Sounds cool I'll take a look.
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page 19 post 361 and 365 of my build thread .(here,s my ride in progress ) broncospeed section has the pics of my traction bar.
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out here in southern california theres Solo, Threat, Camburg, and Richer that are the big dogs in the Broncospeed game. Of the 4, I like Solo the best, the dudes are cool to deal with and they're more of a mom and pop shop than a huge outfit like camburg. Threat always has good deals on prices but ive heard a fair share of horror stories and you're not a local guy so its not like you can go bang on some doors and go wtf if youre getting the run around. I have no experience with richer personally either. these are just my .02 but I will go through solo when im ready to really tear into my suspension.

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oh and PS you want to go 35s if youre running any of those kits. theyre genrally good for 4-6" of lift on just a cut and turn. if youre going wider youre gonna need to go glass anyways.

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I inadvertently ended up doing a SAS when a D 60 high pinion followed me home but I do like the Solo stuff. I could see doing a TTB lift in the future though as I like Fords and the 80s and 90s ones are cheaper to pick up. A pre runner glassed out F150 would be sweet to go with my SAS 1991 Bronco.
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out here in southern california theres Solo, Threat, Camburg, and Richer that are the big dogs in the Broncospeed game. Of the 4, I like Solo the best, the dudes are cool to deal with and they're more of a mom and pop shop than a huge outfit like camburg. Threat always has good deals on prices but ive heard a fair share of horror stories and you're not a local guy so its not like you can go bang on some doors and go wtf if youre getting the run around. I have no experience with richer personally either. these are just my .02 but I will go through solo when im ready to really tear into my suspension.

Really curious on what you heard and where you hear it from about us? We have had zero complaints and great communication with our customers. I am always there when they have questions or need help.

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I've had a few people tell me that you guys are poor at communication and you take a lot longer than promised to get people their product, I even had one person I know tell me it took up to a year. As I said, that's just what I've heard from people I know have been in the game awhile.
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I've had a few people tell me that you guys are poor at communication and you take a lot longer than promised to get people their product, I even had one person I know tell me it took up to a year. As I said, that's just what I've heard from people I know have been in the game awhile.
We have always have had good communication. About 3 years ago the lead time was 6-8 weeks on average because of the work that was subbed out like machining, and water jetting. Since then It has been 1-2 weeks on average for complete kits. Sometimes only a couple of days. We have a good team of subs working with us that have really helped us keep things going smoothly. as far as a year to get something done for someone goes I can only think of one guy out of Colorado that we built a one off equal length beam kit for that that could have possibly been. That guy had a bunch of stuff going on and kept putting off that project for nearly a year and took nearly a year to finally decide what ride height and track width he wanted so that we could build his beams to his specs. Once he finally got it figured out it was literally 2 weeks start to finish. There was one other guy too that was making payments for nearly a year at his convenience. He was good to deal with and never heard anything bad come out of his mouth.

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I still enjoy playing with metal. Don't like hearing old news though especially with how long wait times are with some of the bigger companies.



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There's two sides to every story, glad you're hear to clear up yours. I've definitely never knocked your product, the work I've seen in person on people's rigs is beautiful.
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I still enjoy playing with metal. Don't like hearing old news though especially with how long wait times are with some of the bigger companies.


By the way, just cause I heard that don't think I probably won't buy those cut and turned beams and radius arms from you because for $950 that's a killer deal.
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I had a recent purchase with Threat myself, though not for a very large order Dave took care of me well, even after FedEx lost the parts he had another setup shipped out very promptly. If your on the fence about Solo or Threat I am very happy with what I received from Threat, I am sure either will be able to do what you need though. I do not think I would go the camburg route just due to personal preference.


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I am thinking of doing the Threat rear end package. The kit makes for a pretty heavy duty looking rear four link, VS the normal DOM tube set up. The main reason I did not got TTB was I have a pretty stout BB FE and a stick. Also I ran across a D60 King pin axle down the street on Craig's List. I tossed around the idea of using a TTB set up but by the time I bought all the goodies to build it up for the HP I would be running through it I figured I would be better of going start axle. I am already looking into getting the girlfriend a truck possibly so when I pull the trigger it will be a Ford. I am toying with the idea of doing a Ranger with F150 drivetrain for her.
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