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I just saw a video on youtube by wait4meperformance. They had an 09 on the rack and I noticed something. I dont have any idea if this will work but hey its worth a shot.

The rear trailing arms looked to be slightly offset for the wider rear tires. Has anybody measured the to see if the new V's trailing arms will bolt into our cradle? If its to long than thats any easy fix. Hack off one end and install a rod end. Too short......... may not be worth it but could be fixed with an adustable rod end if the differance isn't to great.

I know its a long shot but..........

By the way here is the link, see what you think. The best shot is around 1.08
 

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dont know if they will work but i know another member here is making notched arms to fit larger rears!
 

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I know because I made my own set as well. I thought for others this may be as simple as calling Luke and getting a set instead of waiting for somebody to start making and selling them. If they fit directly, this would be awesome as there is obviously no fab work to do and you don't have to worry about how well somebody else can weld.
 
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I will order one and throw it under a V once it arrives. looks like it will be this time next week before I get it based on the warehouse it is coming from.
 

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What can I say? You inspire me Jim.
 

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Thanks Luke for looking into it! Cant wait to see what you come up with.

I'm really suprised that this thread has not drawn any more attention than this. Everybody was so exited that people were making some and now I get just a few bites for a possible bolt in solution. Weird.
 

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Thanks Luke for looking into it! Cant wait to see what you come up with.

I'm really suprised that this thread has not drawn any more attention than this. Everybody was so exited that people were making some and now I get just a few bites for a possible bolt in solution. Weird.
Maybe if the thread had a useful title people would have read it? A thread title of "hmm..." doesn't exactly scream "Possible bolt-in trailing arm solution!!". But that's just me.

Oh, and why is thebigjimsho banned? :confused:
 

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Thanks Luke for looking into it! Cant wait to see what you come up with.

I'm really suprised that this thread has not drawn any more attention than this. Everybody was so exited that people were making some and now I get just a few bites for a possible bolt in solution. Weird.
luke answered so quick with the perfect answer....so I think we are just awaiting his word
 

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Maybe if the thread had a useful title people would have read it? A thread title of "hmm..." doesn't exactly scream "Possible bolt-in trailing arm solution!!". But that's just me.

Oh, and why is thebigjimsho banned? :confused:
Well I guess thats what they get for not looking!
 

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... Oh, and why is thebigjimsho banned? :confused:
WTF? Where have I been?!!

Bigjim is on "vacation?" I wondered where he's been lately. Thought maybe he was extra busy.

Oh, this must be KILLING him not being able to poast and all! Sorta like getting off heroin or crack or sex.

Jim, if you're out there, hope you're doing all right! We miss you!
 

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tbjs will be so disappointed.....
 

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I would suggest if someone wants to make a set NOT going the route I did lol, rather I would use the BMR arms, take them to a fab shop and have them bent to fit whatever rims you wanna run. Not too difficult and shouldnt cost more than a thousand. Of course you also need to address the fact that the inner fenders need to be mildly tubbed and the narrow point is the sway bar out back. Im trying to fit 315s soon, Ill let you know how it works.
 
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