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Driveability of 3-link front and leafs rear on road?
« on: Jan 30, 2016, 12:24:47 AM »
Hey guys, so I'm trying to figure out what kind of suspension I want to get. I want to be able to drive my truck to and from the trails but I also want to get a 3-link in the front. I was going to just stick with leafs front and rear, but I really want to have the flex of a 3-link in the front. My question is, does having a 3-link in the front make driving on the highway difficult? I have been told that if I still want to drive my truck on the road, that I should just stick with leafs. What do you guys think?

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Depends if the 3 link is done right or not , I daily drove my old 3 link front with coilovers and Chevy 63" rear spring 87 runner for awhile and it was never to the point where I thought it was unsafe , truck was stable and could drive 70mph on hwy 1 finger on the wheel
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Depends if the 3 link is done right or not

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Drive-ability is based on the geometry of the link setup. There is a lot of information available online about how to properly set up link suspension. I chose to save some time and I have purchased a link kit that is set up for my rig (see below) and will be installing it when I have some time.

I would suggest looking over http://www.4wheelunderground.com/ TacoRunner took his time to design a front 3link specific for 2nd gen toyotas.
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

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Thanks for the input guys! If I was going to get it done I would definitely be doing it through a shop.

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Give us a ring some time.
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