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Old 01-28-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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I am looking to start my Jeep rebuild this summer. Currently its soa with 2.5 leaves, 44 and 14 bolt 37's etc.....Its getting steering rockwells front and rear, big block, np435, 203-205 doubler and 47 ltb's. I want to go to a coil sprung suspension. I am going to try a one link grader ball setup in the rear and am looking for options for a front suspension. What are you guys running? 3 link--radius arm setup--one link in the front? Looking for as much input as possible here, pics would be great. thanks.
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I have one links with bulldogs front and rear and they work pretty good.
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I have one links with bulldogs front and rear and they work pretty good.

I like how you have trained your rig to roll over and play dead.
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I like how you have trained your rig to roll over and play dead.
lol lol now that right there is funny



Why not go 4 link, I think it's the 3 link that creates a little more headache when dealing with the steering...
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I know your tire size can make up for it, but i've never been a fan of the 3-link....just more junk to catch on.
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Donuts1 has a pretty good onelink setup on his.
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I run a 1 link system front and rear on my k5 with rocks. Works very well.
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Thanks for the replies, i forgot to mention in the original post that i will be going to a full hydro steering setup. So steering linkage is not a concern, just looking for something that functions well in a variety of situations.
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Here is a link to Jonas (donuts1) build.

http://www.texas4x4.org/showthread.php?t=17337
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I checked out donuts1's build thread. Good looking mud truck. My final build will be much lower than that. My cog has to be alot lower or i would stay on my top with the wheeling i do. I would like to see some videos of a one link in action if anybody has any. Wow, didnt expect this kind of response this quickly. Keep it coming.
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if you haven't already, look over on pirate4x4 for some of the best 3 and 4 link setups around.
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I like how you have trained your rig to roll over and play dead.
Cant wait to park beside you and show you how I taught it to mark it's spot.
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I checked out donuts1's build thread. Good looking mud truck. My final build will be much lower than that. My cog has to be alot lower or i would stay on my top with the wheeling i do. I would like to see some videos of a one link in action if anybody has any. Wow, didnt expect this kind of response this quickly. Keep it coming.
That was actually my second sonoma. Here is a link to my first one that was ALOT lower and used for mud and rocks. I've been running the one link for a while now and it works great! http://www.texas4x4.org/showthread.p...t=sonoma+build
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I have one links with bulldogs front and rear and they work pretty good.
Do you have any more pics of your suspension, specifically how to did your panhard bar?
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It is pretty basic. Top link from tractor supply then cut a plate and welded it to the axle. And a couple of brackets on the other end. It's hard to see in the picture but the plate is braced down to the link for extra support.
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Yea its eazy but when you really get to wheeling and crawling. you end up with lots of wheel hop and you start to drag you belly on everything on the trail. i know ive had a 1link set up for allmost 3 years now and plan on going 4 link in the rear.
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