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NEW: Camburg Raptor 1.25 Uniball Upper Arms

Discussion in 'Camburg Engineering' started by [email protected]_Camburg, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Sales_@_Camburg

    [email protected]_Camburg Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    This isn't a Raptor problem .. it runs across the board between trucks and brands. When you've changed all the suspension what is left ... the stock rack. It becomes the weak point since you've addressed every other part. The stock rack was never designed to be put through what some put them through. Yes you see it less with trucks that have the stock tie rods, but typically those trucks aren't being driven as hard as the trucks that have the upgraded steering ... hence why they upgraded the steering. It's a double edge sword.

    Install parts that allow your truck to be driven harder and faster and you will have issues over time with other lighter duty parts. Sure a supercharger install claims better mileage, but everyone drives them harder and gets worse mileage after they install one ... that's why you got the supercharger ... more power! lol People upgrade their suspension and steering and drive it harder ... it's human nature.

    I don't see heim steering being the issue. I see light duty steering racks being pushed beyond their design limits. After all ... we've been putting heim joints on various steering racks for 20+ years, it's nothing new.

    - Sales @ Camburg
     
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  2. RDFTS

    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    Interesting. I wouldn't think most dealers would warranty the steering rack if you changed out enough steering parts that causes the rack to be the weakest point. Guess if they do, then consider being lucky but I doubt my dealer would.

    Wondering if it would just be better to carry an extra set of stock tie rods instead. Would rather have the tie rods go then the steering rack. Can get a used set of rods for $100 vs. a rack for upwards of $1500.

    Am I off track with that train of thought?
     
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  3. Huck

    Huck FRF Addict

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    Rack is right around $1200. Ford replaced 3 for me before my service manager said he couldn't float another one. I paid for the last one.

    I had one go out with no off-road trips or miles. About 8k street miles. Somehow my pump is still fine
     
  4. Sales_@_Camburg

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    Just think how much more leverage a bigger 35" or 37" heavy aggressive tire puts on the rack with aftermarket wheels that have less backspacing than factory. Pushing the wheel out away from the hub puts way more load on the steering.

    Really it's just a combination of vastly different parts and how the trucks being used. OEM parts can only handle so much.

    - Sales @ Camburg
     
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    I saw in a previous post that the 1.25 upper arms allow for about one inch more travel with a fox 3.0. That's awesome! Dose the factory tie rod end bind at that droop angle or will a factory tie rod still allow for the 1 inch extra travel?


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    dkfc13 HPA Systems LLC.

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    Can you please explain the issue with the stock caster that is fixed with this product?
     
  7. Sales_@_Camburg

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    With any arm we build we address caster, camber and camber curves to optimize the front end and improve handling characteristics and drive-ability. We add additional caster for improved cornering precision and straight line stability. Being on the low side already gives you a lethargic steering response and the truck wants to wander more especially going down dirt roads. That is all improved with additional caster.

    - Sales @ Camburg
     

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