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whats wrong with a link end like this? I thing one of the yj coil kits uses this idea, but thats the only place Ive seen it, why? I cant think of anything help me out.
gray is link and frame mount, yellow are washers, red are bushings. you guys can visualise the nut on the back side, I didnt feel like drawing one. would be the frame end of the lower links on a front 3 or 4 link. There are many cars and trucks that use this setup in a-arm or macpherson front suspension on the tensile-compressive rod to handle braking and acceleration forces.
So why not in a linked SAS? I could weld the tc rod on my IFS into some tubing and reuse the factory hardware and bushings. It would see very similar loads as stock, so I think it would hold up. Or I could find something heavier (maybe a IFS Chevy?) and use its tc rod.
 

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Ford used that same idea for mounting radius arms to the frame... you won't get much travel before it starts to bind though.

If you're going to do it that way, I'd put a couple of side braces on the plate to keep it from bending.
 

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I am using classic Bronco radius arm bushings on my lower control arms up front. You can get rubber ones that have about a 1" I.D. I did it because I still drive my rig every day and want some isolation. I get plenty of front travel (custom 4-link) with no tearing of the bushings. I did have to make skids for them as everything kept getting bent.
 

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my upper controll arms front and rear are ford radius arm bushings (11.00/pair) no problems yet (3 months)

dont ave any pics on this computer but i did post some a month or so ago search under my user name
 

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redruM said:
my upper controll arms front and rear are ford radius arm bushings (11.00/pair) no problems yet (3 months)

dont ave any pics on this computer but i did post some a month or so ago search under my user name
I found those pics, thanks, looks awesome. Are you using rubber or poly and where did you get them? any guess as to what angles they could take reliably?
 

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rememeber the warn black diamond kit ? same setup. it would probally work just fine
 

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That's the same way my ladder bar is setup at the shackle. Seems to work fine for me.
 

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all nissan patrols and landcruiser 80/100 series 79 series utes use this on the front of the radius arms,

also ruff posted pics a while back of a guy down here running that setup..

range rovers use it too.

i dont see it being a problem
 

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BJ On Roids said:
all nissan patrols and landcruiser 80/100 series 79 series utes use this on the front of the radius arms,

also ruff posted pics a while back of a guy down here running that setup..

range rovers use it too.

i dont see it being a problem
Patrols & rovers use that setup, but the cruisers have an eyelet type bushing on the radius arms.

It works well as long as the link is perpendicular to the face of the mount at the centre of your range of travel, otherwise it will bind up in one direction, and the other direction will still have heaps of room to spare.
 
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