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Old May 28th, 2016, 15:41
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CavFab 3 link....

What do you guys think of this kit?


http://cavfab.com/CavFab-Jeep-Cherok...Link_p_61.html
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Old May 28th, 2016, 15:58
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CavFab 3 link....

I like it! Kinda what I been looking for.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 19:02
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

I hope it uses more than just 3 bolts through the unibody on each side.
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Old May 28th, 2016, 20:27
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

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I hope it uses more than just 3 bolts through the unibody on each side.
It has plates that mount to the side of the frame rail too.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 05:07
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

Better than the B. Lee kit that everyone started buying.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 07:44
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

Looks interesting. I like the fact that it has Johnny Joints vs heims
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Old May 29th, 2016, 10:26
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

Agreed this one doesn't seem like a bad buy for a kit
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Old May 31st, 2016, 07:46
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

not bad. I would still prefer a 3 piece cross member though.
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

Just received this kit yesterday. First impressions only, but thoroughly impressed with the build quality. Build thread and some more photos here

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...cenary-224888/
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

Seems like a nice kit for the money. I would like it more if they used clevite rubber bushings rather than polyurethane. My experience with polyurethane has been anything but good. Andy at IronMan 4x4 has quit using poly as well now and switched to rubber.
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Seems like a nice kit for the money. I would like it more if they used clevite rubber bushings rather than polyurethane. My experience with polyurethane has been anything but good. Andy at IronMan 4x4 has quit using poly as well now and switched to rubber.


The trick to poly bushings is getting the right durometer.

Most are using way too hard of bushings.

With the proper durometer you can get way more life out of a poly bushing than a clevite


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Better than the B. Lee kit that everyone started buying.
What's wrong with the b.lee kits? I wad thinking about one
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 23:48
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What's wrong with the b.lee kits? I wad thinking about one
Not knocking B.Lee's kit but some observations between the two.

CavFab boxes in the control arm mounts, making them less apt to bend.

The shape of the cross member being angled in the front to better to slide over objects vs rectangular tube of B.Lee

I may be wrong but with cutouts for the drive shaft and exhaust on the CavFab crossmember the may mean a little more clearance.

There are side plates in the CavFab kit that bolt to the sides of the frame rail for added mounting strength.

Both run a Currie joint at the upper axle mount. As for the other control arm ends, I can't argue heims vs. Currie joints/poly bushings, I don't have experience with them.

B.lee will customize their arms with different ends if you like.

Both have a t-case skid in the works too.

CavFab regular price is a bit higher than B.lee's
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

I don't trust B Lee's cross member mounting to the unibody
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Re: CavFab 3 link....

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Just received this kit yesterday. First impressions only, but thoroughly impressed with the build quality. Build thread and some more photos here

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...cenary-224888/
Completely, unrelated to his but I just realized you are the dude behind jeepologyoffroad instagram page.

Small world.
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