This bracket allows for triangulated lower links that meet at a 1.75" OD tube or 2.0" sqaure tube crossmember between frame rails. This bracket is for use with large joints that have a 2.625" mounting width. This includes, but is not limited to, 1.25" rod ends (heims) with misalignment spacers, and rebuildable cartridge style joints with a 2.5" or 2.625" width (Johnny, Flex, Ballistic, etc). The hole size is 9/16" and can be drilled for larger sizes. The angles are set at 22 degrees each (44 degrees total) to allow use with our angled lower link axle brackets. This bracket is made from .250" thick steel and comes in six unwelded pieces that jig together for easy assembly. We recommend using heavy wall 1.75" tubing for your crossmember for maximum strength.
What sets ours apart from other similar products?
First, since lower links receive so much abuse from obstacles dragging across them, we've made the lower plate of this bracket cover most of the joint so that rocks aren't directly hitting the joint. This not only reduces the chance of joint breakage, but increases the life of the joint since it is not repeatedly being abused. You can save alot of money when you aren't having to replace joints all the time and that's the biggest advantage to this design.
Second, for those using greasable joints, the design of the top and side pieces allows easier access to the top of the joint where a grease zerk is usually located. Having a greasable joint does you no good when you can't access the grease fitting. Again, longer lasting joints means less money replacing them down the road.
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Place Part's 3 and 4 into the keyed slot on part number 2 (the 3's will go on the outside and 4's will go on the inside if of part2) the edges of the brackets shouldline up.
insert your link in-between parts 3 and 4 use a bolt and nut to secure them . Once they are secure place part 1 on top ofthe tabs for parts 3 and 4 .
Tack weld all of the brackets together Then remove the joints .
Place the bracket onto your Cross member in your desired positionand tack weld it into positon
Fully weld the bracket together and onto the cross member
Prime and paint the bracket.