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how do you guys think it would work.
i was thinking instead of doing a shackle flip and custom rear leafs that i might as well 3 link the rear since i think it would be interedting how it would do and i have not seen anyone do it yet.
i was thinking of using 1 1/2 .250 wall dom sleeved with 1 3/4 .120 wall dom for the links and use bushings at the axle mounts and poly performance jimmy joints or some big heims for the frame mount. also a track bar.
and just fab up some adjustable buckets using 1/4 and 3/16 plate.

what springs though i was thinking some like pretty flexy 4 inch lift early bronco coils. and with adjustable buckets i could compensate for sag in the springs

what do you think?
 

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Go for it. I use BC bronco's 5.5" springs. Flex much better than my old Wild Horses 5.5" springs.
 

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i like the sound of it.
i have heard people say they were gonna try to use stock 78/79 radius arms and weld on wedges. that would be a cheaper approach. personaly i like your idea better.
 

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what do you guys think about springs.
Do you think the spring rate for the frontend of a early bronco would be about what is needed for the rear of my 86. i think i will try it.
maybe i will try some 5.5 bc broncos
thanks for yor thoughts
 

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do you use your 5.5 bc bronco springs in the front or the rear
 

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sounds like a great idea your links sound like they will be plenty strong and it will work pretty damn good. What about FOX airshocks????? probably be a little more then new coils but are relitively a cheap route to take.
 

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if they could hold the weight i would consider it.
i think their would be quite a bit of body roll though
 

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with the lowered bukets and the springs hoe much lift did you get
i need 6 inches so i was thinking of some 4.5s
 

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rokdog03 did you ever complete this 3 link? if so how did It turn out? I am about to head to SD to help my brother with his build up of his 80 bronco and I am thinking I am going to do the 3 link rear for him. I did it on my sami and It works great. Id just like to know how the 3 link does with the tall heavier bodied full size bronco.
 

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Go with the Wild Horses Rock Crawler 3.5

That is what I have for the rear of my 84 BKO with 2"x1/2" DOM with 1 1/4 Hiems @ axle and polys @ the frame.


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let us know how it goes.......got a buddy wanting to do the coils and ford radius ars all around, on a cheby :D

I run WH 5.5 coils on the front of the Feep, good articulation......
 

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no i ended up getting custom leafs made from alcan spring and running a sky manufaturing shackle flip.

try it i would like to see what i missed out on
 

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TDbronco, sorry for the ignorance I am a sami man. On the wild horses rock crawler 3.5 thats 3.5 inches lift or spring type? On the rear 3 link I am going to do like you said with the 2.5 DOM for the link bars, but I have some good Jonny Joints that I have had only good luck with. I will use these on the frame and axle all around exept for the mounting point on the top link on the axle housing, this I will use a beafy hiem joint.
BUZZISCRAZY2 as for the radius arm all around; I am going to keep the front radius arms, but I will cut the drivers side and sleeve it. I have a buddy with a Rodeo with front radius arms alot like ford uses and we had to cut and sleeve one of them on the front for better articulation. This helps a bunch. I let you know how it went with some pics. I dont think he wants to go high or huge tires he just wants the max out of what he has. I will put some pics on here for u guys in feb when I get back.
Tom
 
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