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80 Series Front Control Arm Drop Brackets
In our opinion this is the best way to correct caster for the majority of
uses of the 80 series when lifted from 2" up to 6". Not only will these
brackets correct the front caster angle, but they will properly realign the
front control arm to the vehicles frame. Why would this be important?
Simple, the control arms on an 80 series not only position the axles in
relation to the frame, they also transfer acceleration and braking force
from the axles to the chassis. This angle or geometry determines how the
vehicle reacts under acceleration, cornering, and braking. Trust us, Toyota
spent a lot of time, and money, testing and engineering to determine the
correct angles and geometry for the 80 series suspension. Is this perfect
for everyone? No, if you're using your 80 series as a "rock buggy" you obviously
have other concerns than how the vehicle handles and steers, but for the
vast majority of us that use our 80 as a daily driver, suspension geometry
determines if our vehicle is a joy to drive or a pain in the rear. These
bracket kits are designed to drop the fixed end of the OEM front control
arms 2", 3" or 4 inches and bring the caster back to stock alignment and
into the center of the designed travel arc. On vehicles w/2, 3 and 4 inches
of lift, stock bushings are retained in the control arms. On vehicles w/5-6
inches of lift, caster correction bushings can be used in conjunction with
these brackets to properly realign the caster. One big advantage of these
bracket kits is installation requires no drilling, no cutting, no welding, the control arms can stay attached to the
front axle, no press is required, consequently they are much easier to
install than any other caster correction option. Sold in pairs as a set.
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