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Old April 27th, 2019, 18:18
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LA kit

I've been searching kits for over a year never pulling the trigger on one. Recently there are two vendors with these options:

https://www.rustysoffroad.com/jeep-s...l-upgrade.html

They have another kit I know someone running it with good review. However this new kit would seem to make for longer arms, a little improved angle and I'm curious as to if a 4 link would hit the exhaust?

Option 2:


https://www.ironrockoffroad.com/prod...m-upgrade.html

Can either mount over ( not yet existing) frame stiffeners?

Option 3: buy someone's cross member and build the arms/links, however I don't think I want to cut any ice axle mounts so this isn't high on my list. welding a diff mount isn't something I trust my newb skills with yet.


Opinions and anything I shoukd consider are welcome, my uca body side are done for and a long arm should help the body not flex terribly.
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Old April 27th, 2019, 19:41
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Re: LA kit

Have you looked at the stinky fab offering? It's a little more money but I would think it's worth it

I've added it to a cart 3 times now and the shipping costs just piss me off and I never actually buy it

Ironman Fab got a helluva nice kit too -- just a lot more hardcore than I need -- the cost reflects that
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Old April 27th, 2019, 22:17
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Re: LA kit

I like the Stinky Fab setup.
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Old April 27th, 2019, 22:59
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Re: LA kit

Stinky fab or ironman foe sure
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Old April 28th, 2019, 02:22
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Re: LA kit

SFR makes killer stuff but 1100 is more than most, iron I think is the most lol.

It's interesting some of these kits are built to go in front of the stock cross member. Why sacrifice the geometry ?

Other idea I had were :

Dirt bound

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The rustys don't look like true JJ links. Iron I don't know anything about their link ends reliability. I don't want to break the bank, I'm just not wanting crap after recent Large expenses. Just a kit that I don't need to worry about while mountain goating around.
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Old April 28th, 2019, 08:20
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Re: LA kit

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SFR makes killer stuff but 1100 is more than most, iron I think is the most lol.

It's interesting some of these kits are built to go in front of the stock cross member. Why sacrifice the geometry ?




Yes they cost more money but not all that much more -- once again I think its worth it

The thing I like about the stinky kit is the fact that it uses mounts other than the crossmember -- being I have a 2000 I don't want to interfere with that exhaust down pipe with the pre-cats -- the stinky mounts look like they will be far enough out to avoid this

Also the aluminum arms appeal to me -- keep the strength , save the weight

I'm in NJ -- shipping for that kit is $136 -- at least you are closer to CA -- your shipping should be easier
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Old April 30th, 2019, 10:08
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SFR makes killer stuff but 1100 is more than most, iron I think is the most lol.

It's interesting some of these kits are built to go in front of the stock cross member. Why sacrifice the geometry ?

Other idea I had were :

Dirt bound

Clayton

Cav fab




The rustys don't look like true JJ links. Iron I don't know anything about their link ends reliability. I don't want to break the bank, I'm just not wanting crap after recent Large expenses. Just a kit that I don't need to worry about while mountain goating around.
The IRO setup you linked is a 3-link, which SFR sells for $999. I like the aluminum links (less unsprung weight), but it's your money. Spend (or not in this case) as you please.
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Old April 30th, 2019, 11:34
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Re: LA kit

Another vote for the SFR kit.
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Old April 30th, 2019, 11:37
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Re: LA kit

I'm planing on the Ironman4x4fab kit on my next build.
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Re: LA kit

BDS four link.
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Old May 1st, 2019, 05:14
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I have been running the iro rock link for 2 years now. Yes like most it works over stiffeners. The only complaint I have is due to being lifted 3.5 inches and running a small tire (31's) I had to run excessive caster (8) for the upper link to clear the axle yoke at full bump...

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Old May 1st, 2019, 08:51
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Re: LA kit

have you checked the Full-Traction 4LINK suspension system?
you can wrap it around your unibody put the frame stiffeners around the FT brackets, and the crossmember could be take it off without removing the LA
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Old May 1st, 2019, 11:48
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Re: LA kit

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have you checked the Full-Traction 4LINK suspension system?
you can wrap it around your unibody put the frame stiffeners around the FT brackets, and the crossmember could be take it off without removing the LA
Same for the SFR kit
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 13:57
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Re: LA kit

I haven't looked at any of the kits mentioned, but it was key to me that the crossmember had a removable center section. Something to keep in mind.
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 14:05
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I'll sure you knew this but the iro center is removable.... I wouldn't personally have a la system without that feature.

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