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Old 12-09-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Whats the Best Drop Drag link and why?

I was wondering what is the best draglink for an 85 4runner with around 3 inches of leaf lift and 1" of body lift? Could ya also tell me about why it is any good and where ya got it?
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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As I said in your other thread...I used a Procomp which is designed for about 3 inches of lift. Frankly it's the only one that I could find that would work. I think Skyjacker makes one as well but it's for more like 4 to 6 inches of lift. It works fine and if I remember correctly, cost something like $175. I ordered it through a local shop but you can get them on line as well.

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Old 12-16-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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Dropped

The best dropped drag link is the one that was dropped into the scrap pile. Convert it to cross-over and be done with it. You will lose alot of the bump-steer issues related to draglink setup. You could do it for under $400 bones and have a safer wheeling experience.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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get rid of that J-arm and go to cross-over steering. with the lift and drop drag link, you are going to start breaking J-arms. Plus as stated, you will have a lot more bump steer, which is a bad thing.
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
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I think I got my old one at Downey, I think it was a Superlift part, but that was over 10 years ago:
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/4R_suspension.shtml#PhaseI

Ran that for 1-2 years before converting to crossover steering.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:26 AM   #6
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Ive run stock steering HARD! for many years and have never broken a darn thing!!
if you are gonna run just 33's and a 3" lift you will have NO problems.if you go bigger than that it might be a better idea to go hysteer.depending on driving style.
most guys that tell you to do hysteer right away have never broken a j-arm,they just listen to everyone else,then pass that on to you.
trust me stock steering works just fine for a daily-driver weekend warrior rig.i 've been doin it for years with no trouble.and im not nice with my trucks.
if you want a drop draglink,just hang out in the toyota boards and get a used one that someone took off their rig to do hysteer.i got all mine for free or like 50 bucks.they are just about all the same quality wise,and general size.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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I just installed a pro comp drop drag link along with my new pro comp 4 inch lift springs and the new link works great so far.I got my stock steering radius back and it didnt wander all over the road when I test drove it. I will get crossover steering and be done with it, but for now this setup will work just fine.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #8
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I'm running a 85 Toyota solid axle j arm setup with a 4inch lift pro comp leafs springs in front and a pro comp drag link bar. i brake j arms all the time i got a collection of them! braking in the same spot every time. its when you flex it and turn your DONE. and if you haven't broke any yet IT WILL HAPPEN!!! get cross-over and be done like the man said...
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One advantage of flipping the ball on the steering j-arm is less likely to break it. Granted crossover steering is far superior, but a flipped ball and adjustable drag link setup is a fairly decent setup. Reason the stock arm breaks is the drag link attaches underneath and if you angle the drag link up too far (with suspension droop) the link binds under the j-arm and twists it upward. With the ball stud flipped on top, you don't have quite the leverage pulling up on the ball stud as you do from below and you also raise the lower attachment point of the drag link up higher so the angle on it is lessened.
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how do you have the j arm ball switched up right???
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #11
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how do you have the j arm ball switched up right???
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ipped+ball+arm
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I have run procomp drop drag links and never had a problem but I went to high steer so now Im sellinig the drop drag link if you want it
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i run a 3 inch on my 83 been out quite a few times and never had a problem...The steering is all stock.
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