Asr arms,banshee spindles,longtravel works.

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  1. Rich

    Rich New Member

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    Will the banshee a arms bolt right up to the blaster but you half to use the banshee spindles???The reason I ask is because I am up in the air right now as I am working on getting a long travel set up.Ive been looking for the best price and found I am going to go with the amercanstar.The thing is that they only offer a +3+1 and I am thinking if I go with there banshee kit they should be wider with a little more travel but with a stronger upper ball joint as I believe banshee is bigger.from what I read(or would they just be the same?).Im pre hydro so the banshee rotors seems logical to me.Any advice much appreciated.
     
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    banshee a-arms will not fit a blaster frame without quite a bit of "modification" to the frame (or the arms!)

    A-arms can be had to fit a blaster frame which are designed to use banshee spindles. I have a jig setup right now for that as well as the blaster "pinch bolt uppers"

    If you have banshee running gear and no particular problem with running non-blaster parts, the banshee spindles can be used with no trouble.

    If you're like me and would like to stick to blasty parts, hydraulic "swap" spindles can be had from a member (Norman420) who makes them to use the blaster spindle mounts with hydraulic front brakes. They are functionally identical to 03+ blaster front spindles but made out of 88-02 spindles to work.
     
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    Thank you for the info.Yeah I was just curiouse as I was looking for a little extra travel by using the banshee kit.American star seems to have a good deals right now.I just ordered a tusk axle I think its a 6 5/8 width increase not sure how thats going to match up with a +3+1 a.s. long travel...Well it should be ok with front wheels fliped.:-/But then again my gut tells me just a little more I may half to shop around a bit.
     
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    The ASR kit is hard to beat. If you don't want to live "on the edge" they are a safe bet....

    Are you running disc brakes on the front or the old drums?
     
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    That front setup is awesome...
     
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    Yeah I like the ASR plus there warranty.I looked around and the ASR are beafy and nicely built.Think I am going to pick those up.I still have the drums for now but I have my eyes open for a good deal on hydros.
     
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    looking very very good! just need some mud to finish it off now!!
     
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    How you liking that tig welder jay? My dad's got one identical to that and he loves it. The few times I have used it, I have noticed it is a really nice welder.
     
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    Never used the welder yet. I have a better tig welder at work so i bring all my repairs to work and do it on there dime. I will use it for sure though. The price that i payed for it even if i never use it i cant lose a dime any ways.
     
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    Will the banshee spindles fit the American long arms better than the stock a-arms?
     
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    I've never done it, but I believe you'll need to order the A-arms with a banshee top ball joint, or if used need a banshee top ball joint for those arms, to use banshee hubs on a blaster.
    if the arms are or were ordered for a blaster, the top ball joint will not be correct.
     
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    At least this way I won't have to do all the modding to the upper ball joint on the knuckle ;)
     

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