T-Rex Arms on a 78 Bronco

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My 78 Bronco is not a trail rig - it’s more set up for as a street-modded restomod type of build. I do use it for towing so I have not lifted it. If it was a trail Bronco I would have installed the Duff long arms but I don’t really need all the articulation the long arms with heim joints gives you. I did have some front end issues so I decided to install the T-Rex arms which are stock length and use the stock radius arm mounts. I also changed out all of the front end bushings and the shocks at the same time. The T-Rex arms do allow for a greater turning radius due to the bend in their design.

If you’ve changed out the front end bushing before then this will be an easy job - you just substitute in the T-Rex arms when you put it back together!

First, here is the D44 removed and ready for clean up and paint.

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The Drivers side arm attached to the axel. Make sure to install the C-bushings adjusted so that both arms touch the ground evenly. This will avoid the Bronco Lean!

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Initial installation.

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Installed with the new Bilstien shocks.

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All installed.
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And full weight on the ground!

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It now drives awesome and rides great! Not sure I can say how much of the improvements is directly due to the new T-Rex arms as opposed to the all new bushings and new shocks, but the whole package works great. But the cool factor is totally attributed to the T-Rex arms!!
 

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What a great setup!! Thanks for the providing some insight for my future build. Question though. Can you get some T-Rex arms other than blue?
 
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Nice setup! I have the stock arms with a 4” BDS drop brackets with Wild horses progressive rate 4” springs. Super smooth ride. I have a feeling those T Rex arms would make it even better and add extra flex.
 

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Straight forward build! I have a new favorite Bronco. Now to find a good rust-free example.

Can you post more pictures of your Bronco?
 
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