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I have JKUR that I eventually want to go long arm. It's not my only vehicle. But, I do drive it on the street regularly. I do like to take it on long trips with the family, etc. I am on 37s now and fully believe that I will stay at this tire size for a long, long time. Anyway, I've been kicking the around the idea of long arms. Looking at all of the bolt on options, etc. People's custom builds.

I know a ton of people are rolling 3 link front and back. But, I always have the thought what if I break a control arm or more likely rip off a bracket. I will be up shit creek on a 3 link.

I like how the Clayton 3 link and Artec use the crossmember for the lower control arm attachments. But, Clayton uses the driver side to mount the upper control arm and Artec uses the passenger side.

If redundancy is very important to me, why could I not run either of those crossmembers and then a upper brackets on both sides and have a 4 link up front?

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You don't gain much going to the cross member with a front long arm. Personally I don't think it is worth the time and effort to do.

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You don't gain much going to the cross member with a front long arm. Personally I don't think it is worth the time and effort to do.
you don't think a front long arm is worth it at all?

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You don't gain much going to the cross member with a front long arm. Personally I don't think it is worth the time and effort to do.
Dont you gain several inches of frame side separation going that way?


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you don't think a front long arm is worth it at all?
Its a lot of work and expenses for almost no gain.

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Dont you gain several inches of frame side separation going that way?
You can gain separation by locating the lowers on the cross member but you then the arms hang down lower to catch on more stuff. You will also have to put heavy duty cross member brackets on the frame as the factory ones are too thin to handle the lowers. By mounting on the lower section of the cross member your lowers are no longer parallel and adding triangulation with a pan hard can cause suspension bind.
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You can gain separation by locating the lowers on the cross member but you then the arms hang down lower to catch on more stuff. You will also have to put heavy duty cross member brackets on the frame as the factory ones are too thin to handle the lowers. By mounting on the lower section of the cross member your lowers are no longer parallel and adding triangulation with a pan hard can cause suspension bind.
I can attest to the factory cross member frame side mounts being severely inferior if mounting lowers to the cross member. Mine twisted out and ripped the control arm mount 3/4 of the way off the thin factory cross member.

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