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I've heard a bunch about people bending or breaking the links and mounts on the rear suspension of 4Runners.

I know the hard-core choice is to replace the links and coils with leaves, but I'm not up for that much of a project on mine right now.

Would reinforcing the link mounts on the axle take care of most problems? It's stock for now, I'd like to add 1.5" lift coils within the next couple months. That'll probably be the only mods other than sway-bar disconnects for a while.

Any info is appreciated. Thanks! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ 08-30-2001: Message edited by: Vermont_Toy ]
 

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my buddy ran the piss out of his when he was still stock and he never broke one... a little bend never hurt
 

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Weld on some gusseting, remember, triangles are strong. Double up the metal in critical areas.

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Sent ya a PM. Also, I used the piss out of mine and never bent anything. If you look carefully, you can see where the weak links are located. And simple gussetting should take care of this problem. And as stated above, triangles are the strongest. Now that I have converted over to leafs I don't have to worry anymore. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Yes, this is usually how they break:



The guy that fixed this for me in Moab told me that he oftens gussets these arms on TJs, you can take triangles of bar stock and put them between the arms and the axle tubes.
 
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