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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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I've been eyeballing this lately: http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFX

And it almost seems too good to be true. The thought of a three link on the street still makes me weary, seems like the axle would twist slightly under braking causing a pull. More/less interested to know if anybody has this particular kit on their rig and how it performs.

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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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a properly designed 3 link is perfectly safe for the road. Its the shady shit built with tractor hiems and conduit you gotta worry about.
*edit* I went and looked at the kit you posted and thats not a great design for a 3 link. That would probably induce all kinds of bad handling to include brake issues.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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Alot of ZJ and WJ guys run Ironrockoffroad stuff.

I think the design kind of sucks, but many people are happy with their long arms.

The front long arms are the same for ZJs and XJs, so check reviews for ZJs and you'll get an idea for how well people like or dislike the system.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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Not really a 3 link more like a wristed radius arm setup.
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yeah and that one adjustable-looking bracket to set your pinion/caster angle doesn't really leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling. id go for a long arm setup like the one int he link i'll throw on before i used that one. it's only $400 but you have to fab or buy your own mounts.

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Jeep_XJ...ms/XJ_LAK.html

http://www.ironman4x4fab.com/Jeep_XJ...rms/XJ_LAK.JPG
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Those control arms are scary similar to what I had on the tracker... That said, it handled ok but it had wheel hop at times in low traction areas and dont stab the brakes any faster than 50 or so or you'll probably end up in the ditch or in the other lane...

The only reason I didnt fix what I had is because it was a trail only truck and I didnt have any plans to keep it long enough to worry about fixing it. I wouldnt build the same thing again.
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