Center tube is made from 1.5" DOM tube that has 1/4" wall thickness. Strong Flex Polyurethane bushings RED color - hardness of about 80 ShA* - suspension components have a hardness similar to the original metal-rubber bushes. However, strength of the polyurethane is many times greater, and the unique properties ensure long lasting comfort. *ShA - means the scale of hardness. The center hole has a grease trapping grid, these bushings do not squeak or make noise. End tubes are 1 3/8" DOM tube with a .219" wall which is then machined locally in Arizona to 1.96” ID which matches the factory Toyota links exactly, but with a thicker wall. This small attention to detail lets us run any bushing made for the factory links. The side cable brackets are formed at an angel, made out of 1/4" thick steel and rotated upward 45 degrees to slide over rocks with ease and not be damaged. The front end of the center tube is off set notched upward for more clearance and the rear end of the center tube is off set notch downward to provide maximum axle drop. STEEL-IT® Paint used for maximum corrosion resistance and so you can touch them up after you get trail rash from the rocks.
This product also fits the 2007-2013 FJ Cruiser.
MADE IN THE USA! With American DOM Tube, from American Steel Mills.
Why don't you make custom upper links?
The best replacement for the upper links is re-bushing your current stock links with the replacement Strong Flex bushings we sell or new stock upper links from the dealer. The reason why is that you can not make either the lower or the upper links longer than that are, because the upper link brackets on the axle tube already clear the Panhard/trac/lateral bar cross-member by millimeters. Longer links will collide on compression causing catastrophic damage. The upper links will never get hit by rocks and the stock units side twist quite well. The small diameter solid stock will also twist like a torsion bar.
FYI: The first few years that we made lower links we used Rubicon Express, Currie Johnny and Summit Machine socket joints. While these joints did have good side twist movement, the problem was that they wore VERY quickly. Rebuilding the cartridge every year is not something we are interested in. The stock Toyota joints listed above side twist just as well and are maintenance free for an extremely long time.
Customers. We do ship to Canada. But you can not put the order in
through the online store. Due to the ever-changing taxes/tariffs/broker
fees. We are sending small parts through the postal service and lift
kits through UPS. If it ships through UPS you will be charged a broker
fee and taxes on your side of the boarder. With the postal service
typically, you will not. But things change constantly. Most of our
Canadian lift kit customers ship to a mail drop on the US side of the
boarder and bring the kit over. We realize that some people live way
too far away from the boarder to do this. In that case UPS and the
baloney that comes along with it, is the only way to go.
ship to Canada, e-mail us for us custom shipping quote and we will find
the best way to get the product to you. We can then send you a custom
PayPal Invoice to settle up.