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LINKS OR SPRINGS
« on: Sep 11, 2012, 06:46:07 PM »
Hay guys my Buddy "Hansi530" took me threw the Rubicon. and now im down to SAS my yota. I was hoping to build a pre-runner out of it but, nobody pre runs in Tahoe so meh.... SO i got a couple of Questions cause im a noobie lol.


1) Links! is it worth the extra cash?


2) If its worth it, how good is TGs 3 link kit. cause if its crap can somebody point me in the right direction?


3) Dose running a 3 link make your truck suck on the road? and if so is there a way to make it handle better? cause the Truck i want to link is going to be my Daily driver till I buy another car   


Here is My truck i would love to SAS                 PS:thank you for your time/help  :usa:
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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #1 on: Sep 11, 2012, 07:52:51 PM »
You can make a 3 link to ride just fine on the road. As long as the geometry is right and the spring rates are good. I'd suggest 4 wheel underground's kit over trail gears kit. Trail gear did just release the 3 link kit that can work with high steer but tg isn't always the most DD friendly.
IMO though, I'd sas it with leaf springs before you link it so you can learn to wheel and learn how a sa reacts in certain situations. Also you can make lea springs perform incredibly well for a lot cheaper than linking a rig. Then down the road when and if you outgrow the leafs you can link it.

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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2012, 08:19:44 PM »
yea I was told to not really trust TGs Product cause everything they sell breaks that's why i was unsure. But 4WU Look Way stronger thanx for the suggestions  :clap:


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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2012, 08:31:20 PM »
Not everything tg sells if bad. You just have to learn what you can buy there and what you can't.
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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2012, 09:07:55 PM »
so far i know what breaks lol like there leaf springs, front drive lines, there spring hangers, rear bumpers. so far that's it


but your right they have some cool stuff to
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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #5 on: Sep 11, 2012, 10:29:03 PM »
Three link works just fine on road main determination is the coilover valving and spring rates. It is alot more money to link a truck then leafs. Honestly i would go leafs on your first sa truck its fairly inexpensive and handles good on and off road for a sa truck atleast.
You can always piece a spring sa conversion together for cheap also rather then buying a complete kit from a company. just things are simpler when you get the kits because everything is there.

When you are ready its pretty simple to go from leafs to links later on if you feel you need to.
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Re: LINKS OR SPRINGS
« Reply #6 on: Sep 12, 2012, 11:56:04 PM »
Looking at the pics and seeing how your truck was built, it would cost way too much money to turn it into a crawler.  You need everything a stock IFS truck would, as well as fenders and a bed or flatbed, those wide fiberglass fenders wont last long on a tight trail.  For what it is going to cost you, you could easily build a stock rig, or a built rig.  You can often find stock SA rigs from under $1k, and fully built rigs starting at about $5k.

http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/3225659746.html
http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/3207296762.html
http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/3215622927.html
http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/3153304743.html

While the desert look may not be popular in Tahoe, your close enough to Reno, that you should be able to find a buyer for your rig, you might even be able to find someone w/a crawler willing to trade you for your rig.



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