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By: So-cal Speed Shop  09-12-2011
Keywords: front axle, Extreme Stress, Straight Axle,

So-Cal Speed Shop Batwing and Hairpin Radius Rod Kit installation guide

Installation of this kit is easily accomplished with a minimum of difficulty. Listed below are some tips and instructions to make the installation easier. Note: Installation of this kit requires you to have the front axle mocked up at ride height. To make this easier we recommend you use only the main leaf out of the spring pack. This makes it easier to compress and hold at the proper ride height, yet still holds everything in the correct relationship.

So-Cal Speed Shop recommends that this kit only be used with an I-beam axle. The use of a tube axle with hairpin radius rods places extreme stress on the font suspension because a tube axle will not twist. Owner and installer take any responsibility and liability if this product is used with a tube axle.

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Keywords: Extreme Stress, front axle, Straight Axle,