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Old 03-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Ultimate Idler Arm!



What do ya'll think? The pieces above the nut and below the tapered bolt are sealed bearings.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Quite possible. Still getting dimensions and what not at the moment.
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If your making some.....I want one!

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Make a pitman arm to match and you'll be in the money.
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Make a pitman arm to match and you'll be in the money.
You really wouldn't want/need to do a pitman arm too.

I opted to do the idler for a few reasons. If you did both, the pitman and idler would have to be in perfect alignment or you'd bend the center link. Knowing Chevy and it's engineers, I highly doubt they are both on the same arc or plane, which is why they use ball joints. Another reason is that the center link itself is so big that it would take a LOT of force to twist that link. Finally, safety. I plan on fully over engineering the idler arm, however, if it breaks, the pitman arm will still be in place and as such steering will still be possible.

I have yet to determine whether I want to make this out of 1018 with a heat treat, or use a higher grade of material.
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I may be interested in one when/if your ready. Looks great
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what do you think the price on one of those is gonna be
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what do you think the price on one of those is gonna be
That is about a month away from being determined. I will need to get the dimensions and material finalized before I can start getting quotes on having them CNC machined.

We whipped up the conceptual drawing to see if there was interest first.
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