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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:14
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Re: Long Arm Upgrade - Opinions?

I've been happy with my Clayton radius setup. Been running it for 3 years with no issues. It's easy to convert to a true 3-link in the future as well if you ever wanted to.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 10:36
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Regarding the Clayton's kit. Yes, this... but make sure your buddy is a good weldor. Certification isn't required, but more than just posession of a welder is.


Most of the people that I know only have a welder. They don't have much experience. That's why am trying to avoid welding. But I'm still a ways away from doing this, So the hunt continues for a welder and an experienced welder.


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Old September 30th, 2017, 17:55
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Well lets go there. Ironman4x4fab has a 3 and 4 link system that is bolt on AND weld on. Not only bolt on. Has to be both. Anti-dive numbers adjustable from 75% to 120%.





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Old September 30th, 2017, 20:00
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Well lets go there. Ironman4x4fab has a 3 and 4 link system that is bolt on AND weld on. Not only bolt on. Has to be both. Anti-dive numbers adjustable from 75% to 120%.









Hmmmm...now that looks interesting..................not seeing it on their site tho........



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Old September 30th, 2017, 20:02
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That's a lot of hardware hanging on just the factory nutserts.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 22:00
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Hmmmm...now that looks interesting..................not seeing it on their site tho........



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I saw this in the vendors section a few days ago -- there's a video but not much info

Hey Kcox506 - Marketing guy for Ironman fab -- I for one would love to hear more about this -- It certainly looks like it has potential -- How about some real details?

Might not be the right place here but...
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Old October 1st, 2017, 09:09
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That's a lot of hardware hanging on just the factory nutserts.
As I had said, its weld and bolt on only. You're most certainly correct.

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I saw this in the vendors section a few days ago -- there's a video but not much info

Hey Kcox506 - Marketing guy for Ironman fab -- I for one would love to hear more about this -- It certainly looks like it has potential -- How about some real details?

Might not be the right place here but...
40" lowers, 36" uppers.

All four links in place with less than 30 degrees of link intersect

Adjustable Separation and adjustable link lengths (allows you to dial in your Ant-dive)

Barnes Enduro Joints at the frame, Clevite at the axle (any joint combo possible really)

Lower links are .281 wall DOM and Upper Links are 1.25" solid 1045 CRS.

Rear 4 link already in the works that is an extension of the front. Give it a few weeks.
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Old October 1st, 2017, 19:55
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So what is the minimum amount of lift needed to run a long arm/4 link

I assume the drivers side upper axle mount is the determining factor -- the cast mount in the diff housing

Are really good bump stops a must?
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Most of the people that I know only have a welder. They don't have much experience. That's why am trying to avoid welding. But I'm still a ways away from doing this, So the hunt continues for a welder and an experienced welder.


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Old October 2nd, 2017, 07:24
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Lots of YouTube how tos, a lot of scrap metal and start burning away!
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Old October 5th, 2017, 15:10
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Gonna muddy the water here a bit ...

Given the limited amount of wheeling i actually get to do, and seeing that CavFab is running some sales right now, would it be reasonable to remove the RE drop brackets i am currently running with fixed LCAs and go with CavFab Stage 2 adjustable LCAs?
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Old October 5th, 2017, 15:31
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Check out the B Lee's kit. several friends of mine run it with zero issues, its some what similar to the Cav-fab kits. it uses 3 bolts per side to connect to the frame. apparently there is a nutsert in the frame that needs to be drilled out and tapped and its ready to rock and roll. I have my kit setting in my basement, and its heavy as all get out!

https://bleesoffroad.com/collections.../3-link-system

Cavfab seems like a good set up.
Or make your own
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Gonna muddy the water here a bit ...

Given the limited amount of wheeling i actually get to do, and seeing that CavFab is running some sales right now, would it be reasonable to remove the RE drop brackets i am currently running with fixed LCAs and go with CavFab Stage 2 adjustable LCAs?
Nope, but for just a few dollars more you could bet the TNT set-up!
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Old October 5th, 2017, 16:53
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Nope, but for just a few dollars more you could bet the TNT set-up!


TNT long arm or adjustable LCAs?


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