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|Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||tim||3-4-03|
|I would like your feedback on whether I should buy a 1991 fleetwood flair with a ford twin I-beam front end.|
|Re: Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||Brandon||3-23-03|
|Twin i beam works fine for just about all applications just make sure you have it loaded with the weight you would normally have in it while driving when you have it alligned as the allignment will vary depending on the weight carried in the vehicle.|
|Re: Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||Joe||3-4-03|
|I see no reason why not. If you like the vehicle, don't let the twin "I" beam scare you. They have been around since 1965 and they are still making them. In over 30 years working on vehicles I have only replaced maybe 10 or 12 of them. It's not my favorite, but it is a proven thing.|
|Re: Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||Mark O.||3-9-03|
|The older king pin style of twin 'I' beam is better than the newer ball joint style. My 1990 king pin isn't out of alignment any more than most Ford's. My 1994 ball joint is always out of alignment. |
If you think the old style was hard to keep aligned, it is nothing compared to the new style. The least little curb shot or chuck hole and you are back to scrubbing off rubber.
The alternative is to go up in size to get the solid beam axle or the GM P-series chassis. The P-series is okay if it isn't loaded very heavily. They tend to wear out springs, break off shock mounts, and get really tippy as they get old.
Good luck and happy trails.
|Re: Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||tim||3-5-03|
What front end would you recommend?
|Re: Should I buy ford twin I-beam class A||Joe||3-5-03|
|Tim, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to mislead you. I would have no problem with the twin "I" beam. My preference is a straight axle, but you would have to go up in size to get that.|