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Unread 02-06-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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upgrading to triangulated rear

I have a 93 jeep zj with long arms already instaled and Im looking to swap in a ford 8.8 rear. whille looking for a zj bracket kit i found most options are around 300 bucks shipped. but after looking on claytons website i found out i could buy there rear axle kit with the triangulated trust and the frame mounts for 650. So my question is does any one know the length of claytons rear long arms so i can see if mine will fit? I suppose it would be good to know the width of the joints as well. Any info will be helpful thanks.

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Unread 02-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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Hopefully this helps.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/t...rms-h-1324750/
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. . . So my question is does any one know the length of claytons rear long arms so i can see if mine will fit? I suppose it would be good to know the width of the joints as well. Any info will be helpful thanks.
I would have to measure mine. Or you are welcome to come see my setup for yourself.
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I would have to measure mine. Or you are welcome to come see my setup for yourself.
yeah that would be great i will pm you to set that up when i actualy buy my 8.8 some time this month. So you are not running a rear trackbar no right? Also i was wondering the benifits of triangulated over straight long arms i hear one is reduced bump steer?
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yeah that would be great i will pm you to set that up when i actualy buy my 8.8 some time this month. So you are not running a rear trackbar no right? Also i was wondering the benifits of triangulated over straight long arms i hear one is reduced bump steer?
you don't know what triangulated means do you?

or bumpsteer for that matter

sure you know what an 8.8 looks like?
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Tower93zj Here ya go
http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowledgebase/article-68.htm


http://www.google.com/search?client=...vrgge2-5UE#p=0

Has far as links there are many types but
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=822968

Then the search here has a wealth of info along with the advanced forum. But in a nut shell triangulation allows for the axle to stay centered. At the same time allowing for much more suspension travel. At least that's how I see it. Im sure you know whats going on.
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yeah that would be great i will pm you to set that up when i actualy buy my 8.8 some time this month. So you are not running a rear trackbar no right? Also i was wondering the benifits of triangulated over straight long arms i hear one is reduced bump steer?
No trackbar in the rear. The main benefit is simplicity. You might be able to squeeze out some additional flex but that will depend on your shocks. You better get limit straps or else you will be blowing out your shocks left and right.

Bump steer is a front axle phenomenon and you would have terrible bump steer with a triangulated front suspension. In the rear axle you get roll steer. Just like with the normal 5-link design you can get a fair amount of roll steer with a 4-link upper triangulated design. I would not worry about it.
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you don't know what triangulated means do you?

or bumpsteer for that matter

sure you know what an 8.8 looks like?
i was simply seaking out some info before i spend money i am aware of what these things are i made the mistake of reading information off the jeepspeed form from people like you who are clearly just out to boast. sorry if my miss use of a term has botherd you as much as it appeares
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No trackbar in the rear. The main benefit is simplicity. You might be able to squeeze out some additional flex but that will depend on your shocks. You better get limit straps or else you will be blowing out your shocks left and right.

Bump steer is a front axle phenomenon and you would have terrible bump steer with a triangulated front suspension. In the rear axle you get roll steer. Just like with the normal 5-link design you can get a fair amount of roll steer with a 4-link upper triangulated design. I would not worry about it.
thanks for the information you have confirmed what i assumed a triagulated rear is. its nice to see a fellow zj out of this tinny state and i still am verry interested in seeing the set up on a similar jeep, and i still need to see if my LA's will be the right length to run this set up. thanks again
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