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Old 08-17-2009, 08:57 PM
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FLM extended arm kit

I bought the DDM deal of the day the other day.
I am in the middle of installing the FLM long travel kit but it came with no directions.
Are the set screws really needed??

Also the axles are friggen awesome!!!!I dont think I will ever break one.

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Old 08-17-2009, 09:28 PM
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I bought the DDM deal of the day the other day.
I am in the middle of installing the FLM long travel kit but it came with no directions.
Are the set screws really needed??

Also the axles are friggen awesome!!!!I dont think I will ever break one.
i was running the set screws but started tearing up the pin braces so i stoped and they have been working fine
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:31 PM
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Also the axles are friggen awesome!!!!I dont think I will ever break one.
Phatdad made the Holly Grail of FLM axles I was lucky enough to snag a set

I do not run the set screws on my FLM kit
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:49 PM
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They really aren't needed. If you have aluminum bulkheads then I certainly wouldn't use the set screws. It would be better for the hinge pins to spin inside the plastic bushings than to spin inside the aluminum bulkhead and possibly gaul up.

BTW, FLM has some installation pictures on their website. It helps a little bit. The spacer setup on the front lower ball joint can be a little confusing at first.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:23 PM
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i will install mine today also
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:28 AM
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They really aren't needed. If you have aluminum bulkheads then I certainly wouldn't use the set screws. It would be better for the hinge pins to spin inside the plastic bushings than to spin inside the aluminum bulkhead and possibly gaul up.

BTW, FLM has some installation pictures on their website. It helps a little bit. The spacer setup on the front lower ball joint can be a little confusing at first.
Got a link because I cant find their site on a search.
I got the rear done last night.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:04 PM
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i have mine on and running, nice made kit!
i am looking to get longer shafts which I can bolt with lock tight. Think best than the clips
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:27 PM
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i put them in, but had one break. no need for them really. the c clips keeps the hinge pins inplace, or if yourlike me your running the PhatDad nutted hinge pins.
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hey timmah got a link to the nutted hinge pins?
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hey timmah got a link to the nutted hinge pins?
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:41 PM
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i put them in, but had one break. no need for them really. the c clips keeps the hinge pins inplace, or if yourlike me your running the PhatDad nutted hinge pins.
Website must be down or something...the link doesnt work.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:22 PM
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I am trying to figure out the lower front arm ball joint set up.
Which way does the ball go in??
Are the screws for the ball joint retainer supposed to be on the top of arm when assembled or on the bottom??
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I am trying to figure out the lower front arm ball joint set up.
Which way does the ball go in??
Are the screws for the ball joint retainer supposed to be on the top of arm when assembled or on the bottom??
I have a set of FLM ext arms...I have the screws on top of the arm with the spacer on the bottom...long part of the ball is on top. hope it helps...i'll see if i can get you a pic.
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:42 AM
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Thats how I have it and it binds up.
In the travel of the arm if you try and turn the knuckle back and forth it binds up in certain positions and I can see anything hitting anything else
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Thats how I have it and it binds up.
In the travel of the arm if you try and turn the knuckle back and forth it binds up in certain positions and I can see anything hitting anything else
Do you have E-clip mod done to your hubs? The screw head might be hitting the end of the arm.
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No I dont and thats what I thought It was hitting.
I dont see it hitting anything.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:59 PM
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here's a couple of pics of my arms...I still have full articulation fully extended or not...hope this helps?



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Harley, I think you're missing one of those cone washers. One should go on top of the plastic hub, below the top pivot ball. It's not critical, but it does help keep the upper arm from touching the shock springs.
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Harley, I think you're missing one of those cone washers. One should go on top of the plastic hub, below the top pivot ball. It's not critical, but it does help keep the upper arm from touching the shock springs.
OH!! That's what the extras were for? LOL i thought they were spares...thanks! I'll put them on tomorrow. It would of been so helpful to have some notes with these darn kits...you saved me some more dremeling... thanks again.
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No problem. I did the same thing, until I saw some pictures on FLMs website (which isn't working right now). The kit works fine without that spacer installed, but I like using the spacer now.
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