Stock Swing-arm Extension
This is a short article explaining how to extend you stock swing-arm.
Several things you must take into consideration is: Do you have the ability to cut it straight?
Do you have a new segment of weldable aluminum? Finally do you have the ability to weld it?
Once you have decided to do this there are some simple things to do to make this much easier. Cut the swing-arm directly behind the shock linkage just before the carrier. This will allow for the use of the stock shock. THE STOCK SHOCK WILL ONLY WORK PROPERLY WITH A MAXIMUM EXTENSION OF +3. It works best to cut the swinger in a ban saw, which clamps firmly to the carrier just like our bearing housing.
Most important step GET A WELDABLE GRADE OF ALUMINUM. Finding metric dimensional al tubing is next to impossible, so i recommend finding a strip of flat stock. However wide you go will be how much longer the swinger will be. I went to a welding shop and they gave it to me for free, so give that a try. Measure where to bend the new al and cut half way through it then bend it. Next weld all four corners for strength, KEEP IT SQUARE AND STRAIGHT OR THE FINAL PRODUCT WONT BE. Once that is all done i recommend beveling all surfaces including both pieces of the swinger.
I strongly recommend having it TIG welded. I work in a fab shop so this whole process was easy. TIG welding will be the strongest, and for the abuse the swinger will go through i would hope you agree. I have three pass welds on all joints for maximum strength.
Now you are done. Next you can either grind down the welds and get it painted or just paint it. I had mine powder-coated gloss black.
I now have two years on mine and it is holding up well. Keep in mind your skid plate will no longer fit, unless you add the same lenght to it to move the bolt holes.
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Last edited by Ironlemon; 03-04-2009 at 01:42 PM.