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Horizontal 4 Link Bracket, Axle End

Horizontal 4 Link Bracket, Axle End

These are not a new idea because this method has been in use for 20+ years by the desert guys. The Heims are placed so the bolt is vertical and the Heim is in a horizontal orientation.

What this does is transfer the load to the strongest part of the joint. Vertically mounted joints take lateral loads through the bearing races and that just helps them wear out sooner. Think about it, your shocks and limit straps absorb the up and down motion, the races are forced to absorb the lateral motion and act as limit straps.

Setting up all of your joints this way is not a practical solution due to the vulnerability of the bolt but it makes perfect sense for the uppers. Another benefit of using these is that you can increase triangulation by not having to deal with space needed for the bolt in between the joints and you can place them very close together. We leave 1/2" between them when using 1.25" Heims.

We are making them for any flat mounting surface, they could be easily modified to fit any other surface. They are 1/4" thick and made tall enough to be adaptable to any truss or weldable housing. Also keep in mind that when you situate your Rod Ends horizontally you need very little misalignment because the links travel match the axle's movement. These come with a 9/16" hole that can easily be drilled larger, going smaller would be making it weaker so we don't make that easy.
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 New upper link bridge Whooo hooo!
By mauricio mayorga in CA on 1.6.2017
Short and sweet, beefy, fabbed perfect, will buy for future builds, no way I could have made better. The order was adjusted by me, they accommodated it and even saved me some $$ Shipping was quick, actually expected tomorrow.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 quality brackets made in america
By Cody Howell in FL on 4.9.2016
i also go to ruffstuff first for any of my bracket needs. this time i ordered the horizontal link bracket.the quality bends in the bracket and the dedication to perfection is always present in anything the ship out to me. and to top that the priority 2day shipping on most parts is kicks ass. it allows me to have minimal down time waiting for parts to arrive. i will definitely buy this product at a minimum of 3 more times for the 3 projects i currently have going and recommend this bracket to anyone going with a 4link.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 excellent 4 link mount
By jacob barrett in AR on 1.14.2016
Very well thought out. great bracket, would recommend to anyone beefy and ready to take some abuse very quick shipping too

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nice!
By Justin Barnes in OR on 1.5.2016
I received my Horizontal 4 Link Bracket today, definitely a well formed piece, fits perfect on my axle truss. Thanks for making it easy RuffStuff!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great
By Nathan Ferguson in KS on 2.18.2015
Went great with the truss i built.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beefy mount
By travis walker in TN on 7.9.2014
Made to take some abuse, it is a little tall but can be trimmed down to fit well. Slips together tight so welding it together is easy.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tall guy on the block.
By christopher thompson in MO on 7.11.2013
Installed mine a few months back, only issue I ran into is the height. This thing is pretty tall for my lcog build. after a little trimming, it was perfect.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 very beefy
By kevin green in OH on 3.4.2013
very well made and looks like it will hold up to some heavy abuse

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on 8-8-2018 Asked: How wide is bracket?

Answered: At the widest points, this bracket is 4 5/8" wide x 8 3/4" long x 5 1/4" tall
nate on 8-8-2018 Asked: how tall is this bracket?

Answered: It is 5 1/4" overall. 4 3/8" tall from the mounting plain.
AJ M. on 1-19-2018 Asked: Is this bracket designed for 2 5/8 spacing?

Answered: Yes it is, but the bracket does not come welded so you can change to spacing of that plate.
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 8 Reviews Read
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