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Mike, any reason you don't use these anymore or make your own setups to use? I love the front flex on mine especially with the exo shock mounts I have on the front..
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I had it on my 94 when bought it. great flex but not for everyday driving . and poorly built.

this might hurt a bit but if wallmart sold rover parts they would be safariGard.

I pulled mine went back to stock setup with rovertym links. the rest is lying around the shop.
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I had it on my 94 when bought it. great flex but not for everyday driving . and poorly built.

this might hurt a bit but if wallmart sold rover parts they would be safariGard.

I pulled mine went back to stock setup with rovertym links. the rest is lying around the shop.
Huh, I loved mine. Never had an issue with it for 40,000 mostly street, everyday driver miles including cross country trips to Utah and back to Maine. Beat the snot out of it and never heard it whimper. Had to keep the link bolts tight but that was it. For an easy bolt on that gives so much flex it was a winner. I could never go back to the ridiculously limited travel of a standard front end.

Randy... we still do them. I always have a few in stock. We did make them, but now that SG is back we would just buy them.
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Huh, I loved mine. Never had an issue with it for 40,000 mostly street, everyday driver miles including cross country trips to Utah and back to Maine. Beat the snot out of it and never heard it whimper. Had to keep the link bolts tight but that was it. For an easy bolt on that gives so much flex it was a winner. I could never go back to the ridiculously limited travel of a standard front end.

Randy... we still do them. I always have a few in stock. We did make them, but now that SG is back we would just buy them.

X2 I love mine. Have driven to MAR 4 times at 70+mph and up north. Wheeled the snot out of it and drove home every time. I still have the original bushings in it as well. I would not change it back ever.

Mike, the reason I asked is that I never see any of them on your project builds...
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X3 I might toss mine on the 110 if I sell RT1, I'm not really happy with the links I have on there now and pinion adjustability is a big +!!!
Of course if I sell RT1 I'll be in the market for a 90 (beat up!!!) I might stick it on that.
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Mike, the reason I asked is that I never see any of them on your project builds...
We do quite a few, but they are usually with smaller projects, like, lift, lockers and a 3 link, that sort of thing... and those small projects do not make it to the web site anymore. I just don't have time to put up every project anymore. With all the guys putting out projects now I can't keep up. So I just document the projects that are one offs, customs, larger scope builds, and new things that we are trying to promote (like racks or whatever). So the web site now reflects the projects that I think are cool, not everything we are doing. I just couldn't keep up anymore and the web viewers don't need to see us install a 3 link for the ump-teenth time anyway. Its been well covered.
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I think your site is waay cool Mike... it gave me lots of inspiration and ideas on my project110 Td5... keep it coming!
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I was about ready to call SafariGard (they haven't responded to my email but I did find the TDi support that the 3 link attaches to on their website) when my son questioned if I would see much difference since I'm only running 33" tires. Does it take 35"+ tires to make it worth it?
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I was about ready to call SafariGard (they haven't responded to my email but I did find the TDi support that the 3 link attaches to on their website) when my son questioned if I would see much difference since I'm only running 33" tires. Does it take 35"+ tires to make it worth it?
Not at all. You will see the articulation difference, and feel the benefits off road with stock size tires. In fact, you will have the potential for even greater overall articulation with 33" tires, since you will not need the larger bumpstops that 35" tires will require...
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Scott,,,

That's good to hear.

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We do quite a few, but they are usually with smaller projects, like, lift, lockers and a 3 link, that sort of thing... and those small projects do not make it to the web site anymore. I just don't have time to put up every project anymore. With all the guys putting out projects now I can't keep up. So I just document the projects that are one offs, customs, larger scope builds, and new things that we are trying to promote (like racks or whatever). So the web site now reflects the projects that I think are cool, not everything we are doing. I just couldn't keep up anymore and the web viewers don't need to see us install a 3 link for the ump-teenth time anyway. Its been well covered.

Understood Mike. Keep up the great work and web site. cant wait to see the Td5 build one day..

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Not at all. You will see the articulation difference, and feel the benefits off road with stock size tires. In fact, you will have the potential for even greater overall articulation with 33" tires, since you will not need the larger bumpstops that 35" tires will require...
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Scott,,,

That's good to hear.

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He's absolutely right. BTW: I am real close so can help you if you need to get in touch with anyone.

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This just made me chuckle. Your days of doing this:



Are over once you get a 3 link. No more almost rolling on a small rock!
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Does it need long travel shocks or special springs, and if so what its longest without cutting into wheelwell??
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Just spoke with SafariGard and they have a re-designed 3 link coming with poly bushings and it is Heim jointed.
They should have them in 2 - 3 weeks.
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I had it on my 94 when bought it. great flex but not for everyday driving . and poorly built.

this might hurt a bit but if wallmart sold rover parts they would be safariGard.

I pulled mine went back to stock setup with rovertym links. the rest is lying around the shop.
How much for your 3 link? I'll take it out of your shop for the right price.
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