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Those Fabtech arms are showing some pretty impressive articulation. I assume they are running johnny joints at both ends?

Very nice build. All that clearance is pretty nice isn't it?
No doubt... Droop for days it appears.
 

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No doubt... Droop for days it appears.
Yeah... It is impressive. I looked at the fabtechs and most of their options appeared to have a poly on the frame side and a johnny on the axle end. I really thought to get that much articulation you would need to go with johnnys at both ends. I ended up going with Core 4x4 crawler series for that reason. Now the Fabtech poly end is sleeved and greaseable. The advantage of the poly is that it Isolates some sound and vibration from the frame that the johnny will transmit.

I have not mounted mine yet so we will see..... but it should increase the articulation of the rear pretty significantly. Looking at Eric's articulation I am pretty hopeful. I have my clearance but I definitely would like to increase the articulation.
 

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Yeah... It is impressive. I looked at the fabtechs and most of their options appeared to have a poly on the frame side and a johnny on the axle end. I really thought to get that much articulation you would need to go with johnnys at both ends. I ended up going with Core 4x4 crawler series for that reason. Now the Fabtech poly end is sleeved and greaseable. The advantage of the poly is that it Isolates some sound and vibration from the frame that the johnny will transmit.

I have not mounted mine yet so we will see..... but it should increase the articulation of the rear pretty significantly. Looking at Eric's articulation I am pretty hopeful. I have my clearance but I definitely would like to increase the articulation.
Hopefully in July I'll be throwing on the RK triangulated 4 link. Saw a video that I believe they were getting 26inch travel with forklift. Not sure if it changed a bit when taken out in the wild.
 

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That is one sick build man! Looks phenomenal!!!
 

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Eric, I love your Bronco. I will see you more and more as we come to UT to wheel.
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Eric, I love your Bronco. I will see you more and more as we come to UT to wheel.
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Sounds good! Have you joined the Utah Bronco Club Facebook page?
 

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Yeah... It is impressive. I looked at the fabtechs and most of their options appeared to have a poly on the frame side and a johnny on the axle end. I really thought to get that much articulation you would need to go with johnnys at both ends. I ended up going with Core 4x4 crawler series for that reason. Now the Fabtech poly end is sleeved and greaseable. The advantage of the poly is that it Isolates some sound and vibration from the frame that the johnny will transmit.

I have not mounted mine yet so we will see..... but it should increase the articulation of the rear pretty significantly. Looking at Eric's articulation I am pretty hopeful. I have my clearance but I definitely would like to increase the articulation.
Considering the cracked control arm mounts I’ve seen, I think spherical on both ends of both sets is absolutely the way to go for anyone who fully articulates. That may be my next mod to hopefully curtail at least the twisting stress on the mounts. Luckily the newer frames have gussets added I believe, but they are still far too thin. Built like a Murray riding lawn mower lol.
 

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Wow, nice build!! I have been thinking about getting a second Bronco for "soft top' R&D (hehe) and the Yellow Badlands is the way we want to go also. Very nice!!
 

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Sadly....yes. and I didn't plan to do any of this...I just kept wanting better clearance so this is my 3rd lift.🤣
Same boat....I planned on ditching the shitty stock tires and that was about it. I'm on my 2nd lift (upgrade) and about 10-15k in total parts/accessories now if you include labor.
 

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That thing is a monster truck! Very cool!
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