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3 link rear? good or bad idea?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Raxman80, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    i found a toyota long travel 3 link in the rear for sale and was wondering if its a good idea. i am only familiar with devers. what do u guys think?

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  2. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    go for it, and then post pics:D
     
  3. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    More input :D
     
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    i dont know very much about long travel.....but, the three link does look cool
     
  5. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    that is what i was thinking but its a hell of an investment. :)
     
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    Replacing leafs with deavers would be a 2 on the pain in the ass scale.
    Fabricating, fitting, welding, and doing the rithmatic to build a proper 3 link I would say about a 50 on the scale.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Well it's a "short course" style rear 3-link (meaning the C/O's are mounted on top of the axle), instead of trailing arms like most long travel linked setups.

    They are an iffy thing as there is a lot more work and skill involved in creating a properly working 3-link. I would ask who/where it was build & and to see some pictures of it cycling at the least.:cool:
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    agreed^ r u jumpin this truck or r u crawling with it.... i feel a 4 link would be more stable for jumping... but a 3 link to me looks as tho it could flex better and twist better....
     
  9. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    ok thanks ill email the guy about it
     
  10. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    more jumping and whoops then crawling
     
  11. Jun 7, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    A 3-link is essentially the same as the 4-link when setup in this fashion, just changes the loadings on the top of the axle housing. So it really doesn't make a huge difference when done properly.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks for everyone's imput. I decided to not get it. So if any one knowes any body selling a Toyota pickup long travel with full cage for around 6 grand let me know. It does not have to be street leagel.
     
  13. Jun 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    Surf DR & RDC all the time & you'll find one. Be very cautious of what you're buying tho :cool:
     
  14. Jun 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    ok will do
    thanks
     
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