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Boxed vs Round A-Arms

In regards to long travel setups, I noticed some used a boxed a-arm where others use a tubular or round a-arm. What is the difference, and why one over the other?




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I prefer fully boxed arms, because they act as full skid plates as well as being stronger according to most. But, the advantage to open tubular a-arms is they're probably lighter. If all I ran was dunes, I'd go with open tubular a-arms, but since I run rocky terrain too, I don't want the chance of catching a rock on the rearmost a-arm, which I've done before and it's not pretty.

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I am kinda thinking a long the same lines as you. One weekend I may be in the dunes and the next could be flying through the AZ desert. I agree the tubular arms are probably lighter.

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Yep, exactly...

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Whose boxed arms are you looking at? I agree boxed is gong to be suited more towards a dual sport machine. I would like to see the weight differance in the 2 types. I assume by boxed you are meaning squared tubing instead of round. Does anyone make a full skid plated one like ravencr says. I would think those would be extemely heavy. Is regualar boxed tubing over round tubing stronger?

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ALL of this depends on Material. Stainless vs. Carbon vs. Chromemoly vs Aluminum. Same with boxed. Thickness in either will determine weight and strength. Most run Aluminum on the tops to save weight and some type of iron on bottoms for strength to take the hits from rocks, roots, etc.
Cages are the same. A Chromemoly will be stronger AND lighter, but then you throw in the $$$$$ factor.
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it all depends on the way that they are engineered here are a few pictures of our "boxed" arms and I can tell you that they are lighter and stronger than a standard round tube style A-arm
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That is one sikk set of arms. What are the specs of that kit? How much wider? What is the travel? Are they forward and back any? The last and most important what is the cost? Again that is a sikk set of arms.

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That is one sikk set of arms. What are the specs of that kit? How much wider? What is the travel? Are they forward and back any? The last and most important what is the cost? Again that is a sikk set of arms.
Thanks ....the kit is 5" over and we did pull the rear back a little but the front is stock We are doing a cost analysis as we speak to come up with a MSRP but more than likely it will be in the 5500.00-6000.00 range
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The kit looks awesome long travel, cannot wait to see the final product!




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