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Unread 01-04-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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IRO 3 Link vs RC Y-Link LongArms

So long arms are in my near future, I have been pretty set on the y-link design but came across the IRO 3 link design and wanted to hear the pros vs cons on each setup so I can have more information on the two designs then I already have.

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Unread 01-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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Yea im right with you on this, waiting to here some pros and cons of both so i can decide which company to send my tax money too.
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Unread 01-04-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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Have you looked at the Treks (formerly TNT) Y-Link kit? Not sure what you budget is, but its a GREAT kit. Just letting you know

As far as these two, Rough Country really has stepped up their game, and I am sure there kit is great, but I would be going with the IRO kit over RC. RC's kit seems to be more vulnerable to broken parts.
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I know I'm going with the TNT, well Trek's, LA kit when I go with long arms. I've talked with their reps and they are all very knowledgeable and I love their unibody stiffeners that I have.
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Unread 01-04-2010, 08:13 PM   #5
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Pros for the Rough Country would be two upper arms, belly pan skid. Cons would be new on the market.

Pros for the IRO setup would be easier adjustment (just the bracket at the upper arm). Cons would be that bracket and no belly skid.

If I were to buy one of the two, it would be RC.
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Isnt that IRO "3 link' just a long arm kit without the upper arms on one side? If so, they need to remove the "3 link" name of it. A true 3 link is a different animal all together.
I have Clayton long arms and have been very happy with them.
For the money though, I think RC has the best deal. Leaves plenty of room financially to build onto IMHO.

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just installed my RC kit last week and its pretty beefy. for the money i'd do it again VS. IRO.
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I love the TnT design and by far its my favorite that I have seen. But if im looking TnT vs RC (almost same design) for the money that I would save going RC I could put into more jeep stuff. I just dont yet know if the price difference is worth it to me.

And for the record martin is right, the "3 Link" setup is not a true 3 Link setup but rather a radius setup with the upper arm missing on one side.
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I love the TnT design and by far its my favorite that I have seen. But if im looking TnT vs RC (almost same design) for the money that I would save going RC I could put into more jeep stuff. I just dont yet know if the price difference is worth it to me.

And for the record martin is right, the "3 Link" setup is not a true 3 Link setup but rather a radius setup with the upper arm missing on one side.
Don't know about the RC and TNT being close to the same, I have TNT's belly pan(the same as the one used in the Y-link kit, add CA brackets and an internal brace[optional on my pan]). I also just got done helping a buddy install TNTs kit on his TJ and got a nice close look at the arms, these things are way beefy! The TNT kit will get you more ground clearance than the other two, and that is worth the extra $$ to me(I'll be getting the kit when I move to 33"s soon), as well as it's built in the US.
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Don't know about the RC and TNT being close to the same, I have TNT's belly pan(the same as the one used in the Y-link kit, add CA brackets and an internal brace[optional on my pan]). I also just got done helping a buddy install TNTs kit on his TJ and got a nice close look at the arms, these things are way beefy! The TNT kit will get you more ground clearance than the other two, and that is worth the extra $$ to me(I'll be getting the kit when I move to 33"s soon), as well as it's built in the US.
Same y-link design is what I meant, I do recognize the differences in the products again where the cost differences come into play. Though I just looked at the RC website and it appears their kit doesnt work with the 242 tcase so that option is out of the question for me.
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