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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Opinions on using a y-link front on a truggy

I've been pondering making a y-link in the front of my Toyota truggy, what are your thoughts and opinions on these? It seems easy and the 4+ lift grand Cherokees have these from rc... Never rode in one and don't know how hard it would be on drivetrain. Let me know your idea's.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Id think fewer moving parts = less complication = cheaper to build. Heims are not cheap as I'm sure u know
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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The hiems from ruff stuff are amazing, 7/8 by 3/4 cryo+heat treat chromo ends, 70 bucks for lh/rh pair w/bungs & lock nuts and misalignment spacers, I got- 24' of 1.75-.025 wall Dom already and my whole rear suspension is built off of their brackets and hiems...I'd like a few more people to chime in, I don't see why it wont work out good but I HAVE to be sure.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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If those heims are the price u say, thats a very good price!
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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Yeah check them out, ruff stuff specialties, there 69 bucks for the pair...very quick shipping too.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #6
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Old April 26th, 2012, 05:19 AM   #7
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Stick with the 3-link, radius arm or Y-link setups are a comprimise for easy packaging.
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I've got y-links on the front of my grand, but they are custom made and really long. 2" .250 wall lowers and 1.75" .188 wall uppers. I don't drive it on the road more than a few miles (42" tires aren't cheap) but the previous owner and I haven't had any problems. I think that they are better suited to a off road only rig than a daily driver.

Edit... if you are looking for cost savings, a set up like mine would be just as much or more (2 extra suspension joints) than a three link setup. If I were to build this rig it would have been 3 or 4 linked. My next build will not have this set up.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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3 link it with limit straps and coilovers.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #10
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3 link it with limit straps.
This^^^ with a watts linkage on the truss and your golden.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #11
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This^^^ with a watts linkage on the truss and your golden.
Why go with a watts link up front? If you aren't doing full hydro wouldn't that give you worse bump steer?
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