Originally Posted by Hendrix
3 links are really dumb and just not practical, just make some super cheap new arms for the uppers and lowers. How much do you really drive that Jeep on the street anyway? Some cheap ruffstuff Heims and Misalighnment spacers. I have some extra DOM laying around. I know enough for some stupid strong lowers and uppers. I have 1.5 .250 wall. and 2 inch .250 wall.maybe enough to make your arms.
I disagree about them being dumb....It may be pointless for short arms - but I'll never run a radius arm set up in the front - if/when I do a midish longish arm set up in the front it'll be a 3 link. I think I do just wanna run heims. I don't wanna worry about rebuildable joints and don't wanna spend the money on JJs. I think that extra DOM you have laying around may be just the ticket. Let me know what you want for it - also if you have enough - James already volunteered to weld em up for me.
Originally Posted by stinkbait87
I think you might have me about convinced to go for it. Some people that I've talked to (flatlander) said that he wouldn't do leaves again in the rear. He also claimed that he could've done a four link for the same cost that he spent on the leaves set up...... doesn't sound right to me. How much are you into the rear stretch with the kit, leaves, anit-wrap bar, corners, drive shaft, and fuel cell? Am I missing anything? I was roughly estimating 900-1200.
Not a chance would it have cost the same, he may have been able to do it himself, but I wasn't about to mess with making my own suspension. Too much geometry and squat issues to worry about - leaves are plug and play.
Trust me, I thought long and hard about it for a while. I almost pulled the trigger on the poly suspension a few times but always came back to leaves.
I have less than $400 in the rear suspension and that is with the BTF crossmember. I really don't know what my total is.
I got a deal on the crossmember - $275 shipped if I recall, but it wasn't new, well it was but it wasn't used just sat in a shop for a year.
fuel cell I bought used (complete pump and all) as well, saved some on it rather than piecing it together.
I went with ruffstuffs simple swap kit - I think I paid $150 for everything
f250 shock towers that I used to outboard $15/piece
Corners are Savvy blanks, whatever those cost
leafs I traded for but are stock XJ with an extra main leaf
DS was like 100 to lenghten.
I don't have an anti-wrap bar.
shocks where cheap like $35 each cus 10" travel wont cut it (new are 12")
Keep in mind I sold basically everything that I added to my jeep - My old d44 which was locked and geared, Rokmen corners, control arms, rockers, etc. I only have about $500 of my own money in this, and that is because of a huge axle issue I ran into.
I haven't run it long enough to really tell you how I feel about them yet - but Smoke pretty much sold me on them, when I asked him if he'd do it again I believe he responded absolutely he would.
I'm off to bed - 16 hours is a long work day.