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Old March 23rd, 2020, 19:42
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Almost all 3 links use that cast mount on the pumpkin. I know sinky Fab and Clayton do not, but I think all the others do.

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Old March 23rd, 2020, 21:29
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Almost all 3 links use that cast mount on the pumpkin. I know sinky Fab and Clayton do not, but I think all the others do.

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Oh maybe I read the post before mine wrong... I certainly donít have a problem with the cast mount, in fact it is far stronger then any other stock mount imo. The passenger side is known to rip off, and The lowers are trash.

I read the upper control arm (body side) mount while using a ďlong armĒ kit. I should read better... my fault

As for the cast mount, throw in a Jj or (my preference) IRO flex joint and that thing ainít goin nooooo where is right! Weak link being the stock bolt size, most all offerings of this stock mount replacement have bigger bolt sizes. I like 1/2Ē


Read the other post again and Iím just an idiot
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Old March 24th, 2020, 14:05
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Re: Long Arm Upgrade Questions (lots)

actually most XJ 3 links don't use the driver upper. front driveshaft, exhaust and that upper link all live in the same area
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Old March 24th, 2020, 18:01
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Guys-
Thanks for all the responses and pictures. More info the better!



I have a question for the guys running kits with straight lower control arms: Do I need to be concerned about tires rubbing on the LCA's at full lock? I'll be on 33's with 4" BS. Just curious if you ever had any issues rubbing. Some of the kits have bent arms to give better clearance for tires... All info appreciated!
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Old March 24th, 2020, 19:55
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i cant quite speak for your ?, but im on a 33" 4" backspace set up now and rub my SA uca. other than bent arms, I wouldnt assume any wont rub, could be wrong though.

dont forget you can adjust steering stops if you want to, i just let it ride.

what ever you go with, please post pictures once installed!
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On my ZJ my first long arm kit rubbed just before full lock, but the back spacing was not ideal. 3.75 worked out much better so it’s been the number I shoot for when changing rims ever since

33 x 12.50 I imagine?
I’d say you should probably be ok, there’s one way to find out! Could always get some spacers if they rub- I personally wouldn’t let that be a deciding factor. Straight arms are easier to fab if one bent, and the bent arms wouldn’t be as strong technically. That said, the bend has more design into it then just tire clearance too
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Old March 24th, 2020, 20:52
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33 x 12.50 I imagine?
33 X 11.5" actually. I think I'd be ok.
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Old March 25th, 2020, 05:11
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I completely agree that straight arms are stronger, but one thing I like is my driver's lower link really protects my driveshaft due to being very close to it. Also iro uses 5/16s tube. I assume this is to help counteract the bend. Probably makes no difference though lol.

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Also iro uses 5/16s tube.
Yeah, I saw that in their specs and wondered how much stronger 5/16 steel would be compared to 1/4" tube that almost everyone else uses? I'm sure a little bit at the very least...
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Old March 27th, 2020, 04:28
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I think it's just a way for them to say they have the thickest lol.

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