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4 link or leafs
« on: Aug 16, 2006, 05:37:10 PM »
 hello , i have a 98 tj. the was it sits right now is  d35 front d44 rear. 3.73 gears. posi front and rear. I6 with 3 inch list 2 inch body. on 35s. im getting ready to park it for awhile so i can build it up. i have a 2000vet motor, d44 for the front and a d60 for the rear. going to run 4.88 or 5.13 gears. ( havnt picked out my lockers yet) i want my jeep to be sitting on 38 inch tires. now my question is. how do i build a 4 link front and rear for this beast? i have been told to keep the stock geomatry. but how is this done? i want to move my rear axle back a few inches. and posibly my front axle forwards. im going to mount the springs on the bottom of the from insted of up in he stock spot. the rear fram will be tubed probly. how do you set up the 4 link? how do i know what angles to set everything at? any info on this will help. thank you for your time. :driving:

 My other option is to build it up with leaf springs. i know its a down grade. but  i loved the leaf spings on my  YJ. it had around 9 inches of lift 44 boggers. this would be and easy fab for me. probly could take the stock suspentin out and put in the leafs in a weekend. i know the pros and cons of coils and leafs. but i still cant make my mind up. i  have weild my tj a few times and the coils are nice. but i still like the leafs. some people tell me to sell the tj and just get a yj agin. but i love this jeep. and it was given to me, so its kinda hard to sell. what do you all think? thanks for the info
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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2006, 08:41:31 PM »
Well for starters your front end is a D30 not a 35. Also id suggest a 60/14bolt setup over a front 44, with 38's you'll be blowin :pokinit: up all the time. Ive never setup a 4-link but followed a couple build threads and its not that easy of a task. Id suggest do some indepth research if you have no idea where to begin the build. Oh and a jeep forum would be a good place to start the research, or just buy a red star on pirate and go to town. Ill see if i could find some old threads and post some links...
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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2006, 10:41:48 PM »
I say....Nevermind,I'm an idiot   :smack:  .
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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2006, 08:16:29 AM »
I say....Nevermind,I'm an idiot   :smack:  .
i'll say it :shake:      why tear up a perfectly good rig,   wheel that thing till something brakes  then worry about what to fix

it  really makes me sick to see some :idiot:  tear up a perfect truck  to try and copy what somebody has built because they broke the original axles after years of wheelin

buy some pile of rust  and put a vette engine  and 60's/14bolt in it and keep that sweet TJ  that someone "gave you"  (most likely Mom or Dad)  as a daily driver

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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #4 on: Aug 27, 2006, 11:28:20 AM »
if you redo the link it do a long arm lift they get alot more flex and are "easier" to set up and adjust rustysoffroad.com sells alot of long arm kits and tehy pretty much nailed down all the r&d
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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 2006, 09:50:43 PM »
well my buddy found a guy to help him make the new fourlink. he just got some king coil overs and his axles. done. got a D60 up front and a d60 in the read. 488 gear and arb lockers( ithink)  . hope he will give me some pics to post for him. its looking really good.

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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2007, 04:18:31 PM »
Buy a nice long arm kit. Forget about tryin gto make you own.  If you have to ask how, you won't do it right, and everyone else on the highway mae be affected by your mistake.

I know, sounds harsh, but there are great kits out there that are all ready to be bolted on.  Things that'll make that TJ go places that 95% hardest of ahrdcore rigs will go.  For the other 5%, get a winch. 

Sell the Vette motor, and get something with good low end torque, all that horsepower after 4,000 rpms aren't gonna do yu much good chugging along at 4mph on some trail.

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Re: 4 link or leafs
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2007, 04:20:11 PM »
oh, and if you HAVE to change something, yes by all means go to leaf springs in the back of the TJ.   A lot less to break, easy to put in, and control.

 
 
 
 
 

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