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rubicon/foreman swingarm?

rubiconrider2010-08-10 03:16:27 +0000 #1
do the 500 foremans and the 500 rubicons have different swingarms? cuz ive seen a few foremans with 29.5's and im runnin 27's on my rubi and theyre tight.
HondaGuy2010-08-10 03:30:42 +0000 #2
A lot of guys with Foreman 500s on that size tire are swapping to a Foreman 450 swingarm, the 450's swingarm is like 3" or so longer then the 500's is. The longer swingarm helps with tire clearance, as well as taking some of the angle off of the rear u-joints which are a very weak link in the 420/500s driveline. I'm not certain if the Rubi and Foreman have the same arm, but the Foremans that you've seen could be running the 450 arm which is why they seem to have more room then you do.
rubiconrider2010-08-10 03:43:18 +0000 #3
ok thanks for the info. also do you know if the 450 arm would fit a rubicon? if so any idea on price? sorry for all the questions.
kalebakins2010-08-10 03:50:22 +0000 #4
i think it will.the 450 swing arm would add about 2 inches longer,to take out some of the drive shaft stress
HondaGuy2010-08-10 04:16:39 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by rubiconrider

ok thanks for the info. also do you know if the 450 arm would fit a rubicon? if so any idea on price? sorry for all the questions.

I'm honestly not sure if it will work on the Rubis or not, I'm not certain how much the Rubi and Foreman have in common.
rubiconrider2010-08-10 03:39:42 +0000 #6
hmm. so i would probably need a 450 driveshaft then eh?
HondaGuy2010-08-10 05:56:41 +0000 #7
Yes, I think the guys that do it to the 500s use the 450 driveshaft and it will fit in the 500's U-joint.
joemel2010-08-10 03:49:10 +0000 #8
man yall got me doin some thinkin im runnin 28 skinnys and with a longer arm i kno i could run at least 29.5s on back and with a lil trimin on front and adjust my brackets im lookin for a arm asap

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