: 3 link options


chris85053
09-20-2008, 12:26 AM
am trying to find a good 3 link set up.. just seening whats stronger using a cross member or mounting off of frame.. opinons what be cool.. and pics whould be even better.. thanks

awsumdc
09-20-2008, 08:27 AM
go to these links to see a three link system that goes to the frame. We have done them on two early model Taco's, a late model Taco and an FJ cruiser. Strong as hell and awesome flex with good road manners.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/378870315SnHRiA

http://good-times.webshots.com/album/564203253zyajmq

http://www.villagephotos.com/members/album.asp?folder_id=2024806

http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72522

Here are some pictures for you of the trucks. They all have the same three link system on them. The FJ nd the older Taco use's Johny Joints at both ends of the links and the '05 Taco use's huge 11/4" hiem joints at the axle end and johny joints at the frame on the links.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCN7235[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCN7231[640x480].JPG
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/IMG_5007.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/DSC_2991.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/blackbear3[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/scttora59.jpg

They all three use different front axles for the swap. The '02 Taco use's the tried and true Dana 44 out of a Jeep Wagoneer.
The Fj Cruiser use's an awesome Diamond axle housing with an FJ80 high pinion center section with elocker.
And the '05 Taco use's a Massive Currie Enterprise's Rock Jock 60 with 35 spline axles 5.38 gears and ford F-450 1 ton knuckles and unit bearings. Super Super strong.

Three different axles on three different trucks that all use the same three link system.

BOVADS
09-20-2008, 04:40 PM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/blackbear3[640x480].jpg


just saw this pic, nice pic, and i know exactly where it is:D

Symon623
09-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Chris, here are some pics of my set up. I went off the frame, sacrificed some ground clearence for streetability. The ground clearence really hasn't been an issue.

Here you can see the passenger side frame mount and the upper link mount bolt through the frame;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Syota/FrtSpn4_207-1.jpg
Drivers side;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Syota/FrtSpn3_207-1.jpg
All 3;
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Syota/FrtSpn2_207-1.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Syota/FrtSpn1_207-2.jpg

More pics are here;
http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/symon623/Syota/?start=all

If you do a crossmember then it has to be removable and then you have to unhook the front suspension for trans removal????

Good luck.

chris85053
09-24-2008, 11:01 PM
anyone out there runs a upper link on the pass side frame with out hitting exhaust?

awsumdc
09-25-2008, 07:01 PM
anyone out there runs a upper link on the pass side frame with out hitting exhaust?

Yep. All of our top links are on the passenger side at the frame and none hit the exaust. I'll try to get some pics up fr you.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics274[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics275[640x480].jpg

chris85053
09-25-2008, 11:28 PM
how should the upper link sit? try to get it level? or at same plane as your lowers?

awsumdc
09-26-2008, 07:33 AM
how should the upper link sit? try to get it level? or at same plane as your lowers?

My top link is almost level with the bottom links. This weekend I'll get some numbers for you so you can have an idea of how we set it up.

chris85053
09-26-2008, 11:21 AM
ok cool thanks

Hutch98
10-14-2008, 07:10 PM
Possible for some more pics of the pass side??

awsumdc
10-14-2008, 08:34 PM
Sorry... ended up busy that weekend. I'll pm you my number. Call me saturady and I'll get some pictures of mine and the '02 Tacoma for you.

chris85053
10-14-2008, 08:37 PM
ok cool .. thanks alot...

awsumdc
11-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Here are some of the pictures from Dans Three link.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/Dans%20Truck/DSC00449640x480.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/Dans%20Truck/DSC00448640x480-1.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/Dans%20Truck/DSC00447640x480.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/Dans%20Truck/DSC00446640x480.jpg