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jrsxj98
May 9th, 2005, 12:22 AM
Well I got my hands on one of the first sets of new TnT Customs LA's, they have made a couple of design changes. First and formost you can now get Adj. Lowers (which I did) and they now use a RE super ride bushing at the axle end of the Lowers. I am truely impressed with the how easily this kit went on. Total of 6 1/2 hrs on the garage floor with no help. The most time comsuming part is drilling the holes for the frame sleeves and cutting off the brackets. This whole install went quicker than my drop brackets and brace (with alot less cursing). The instructions are well put together and easy to follow, and that quality carries right into the product they build. I plan on getting it out and flexing it up to see how much I gained over short arms/DB's. Pics to come very soon............

here is a little more info on the upgrades and a pic of them installed on my rig.

http://www.tntcustoms.com/Products/XJ%20Parts/XD%20Long%20Arm/XD_Y-Link_Arms.htm

Yota
May 13th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Any word on the TJ Y-Link Long Arm kit? Is it out yet? Their site says (http://www.tntcustoms.com/catalog.asp?department=TJ) Late January. I like the concept of the bent arms as long as they don't inhibit up-travel, and I assume they wouldn't.

jrsxj98
May 13th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Any word on the TJ Y-Link Long Arm kit? Is it out yet? Their site says (http://www.tntcustoms.com/catalog.asp?department=TJ) Late January. I like the concept of the bent arms as long as they don't inhibit up-travel, and I assume they wouldn't.

I havent found any limit so far. You just have to be sure and trim the stock LCA brackets good..I will see Matt sat. I can ask him......

willyb
May 13th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Any word on the TJ Y-Link Long Arm kit? Is it out yet? Their site says (http://www.tntcustoms.com/catalog.asp?department=TJ) Late January. I like the concept of the bent arms as long as they don't inhibit up-travel, and I assume they wouldn't.

I'm sure Bob or Matt will comment on this... but from what these eyes have seen I'd hold out for it...

Will.

jrsxj98
May 16th, 2005, 07:51 AM
Talked to Bob and Matt this weekend. Got sneak peak at the TJ belly pan....lets just say another top notch product from these fellas.......

Well got it all done and flexed on a loading ramp near the casa. Great kit, Super strong. I gained quite a bit of flex. I am gonna have to ramp it to find out exaclty how much.

http://photobucket.com/albums/v472/jrsxj98/TnTlaphotos/?multi=16&addtype=

Ol Yeller
March 24th, 2007, 10:47 AM
I've been hearing a lot of chatter about RE's bushings and joints failing prematurely? But, in all honesty, I've really only heard this on one board

Snotty
March 25th, 2007, 10:45 AM
I've been hearing a lot of chatter about RE's bushings and joints failing prematurely? But, in all honesty, I've really only heard this on one board

Bushings? Yes... But the old style. They would squirt out one side of the arm end. They have a new "dog bone" style and that is what I believe Bob and Matt are using as well.

As for the Spherical ends, I have had zero issues with them. Just keep greased and you are good to go.

Edit: Based on how the you set up the bushings on TNT's kit, I am curious if the reason some of the bushings failing is due to over tighenting. I have a feeling this may be some of what affected mine...

gumcrew2
March 25th, 2007, 09:04 PM
They're using the new dog bone ones, that's whats on my Y-Link. They're GREAT. One of 'em starting getting squeeky when I welded on the other end of the arm but I'm guessing it's from the heat/contraction of the metal.

The flex joints are fine, given I've only got maybe 1500 miles on 'em and no wheeling, but great shape

-Saul