distance between upper and lower bar for rudder

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distance between upper and lower bar for rudder

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I`m building a new cage and I don`t have the rudders yet, on 48in. rudders would 48- 3/4 in. be enough distance to make sure the rudders would fit, I know the rudders come with bushings that are about 5/16 thick. RCM
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The distance on mine is 49 1/2 between

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rcm243 wrote:I`m building a new cage and I don`t have the rudders yet, on 48in. rudders would 48- 3/4 in. be enough distance to make sure the rudders would fit, I know the rudders come with bushings that are about 5/16 thick. RCM
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I think mine are about 52". It will depend on how ur mounting the rudder and what the rudder measurement is with bushings installed.
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mine r 50 & a 1/8th

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Tab to tab, I have a little less than 49 3/4" distance between my 48" rudders.

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Every cage i build i put my tabs at 49" i do build my own rudders but that measurement works great for me on 48" rudders with bushings installed
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Forgot to mention if they weld in tubing to guide the rods in it depends on how much they trim it down before they put the bushings in
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