Metal Tech 4x4's offset lower links are designed for the FJ Cruiser and 4Runner featuring Currie Johnny Joints.
When Metal Tech 4x4 designed their rear long travel suspension system for the FJ Cruiser/4Runner we quickly realized a flaw in the Toyota link design. With the increased suspension travel the links contact the axle housing not allowing for full freedom of movement for the axle. By doing an offset notch we simply moved the bushing to sit higher on the link tube which in turn provides greater clearance between the axle housing and the link. Our offset lower links will not bind a full articulation and vertical travel when used with our rear long travel system and other 2" lifts. Also another benefit to the offset notch is a smooth sliding transition when rubbing up against an obstacle. Links with a standard notch have an uneven sliding surface which can cause damage to the axle mount, while the offset notch allows the link to sit lower allowing full protection against rock, trees, and other objects.
Metal Tech 4x4 offset lower links are made out of 1.75 x .290 DOM tubing, cnc machined to accept Currie 2 1/2" Johnny Joints, poly urethane bushings, 1" DOM sleeve with .25" wall support and a grease zerk for maintenance. All of our links come with the hardware necessary to mount the e-brake cable to the link. These links have a limited lifetime warranty on the structure of the link (the tubing and the bushing shell) this does not cover the wear items such as the polyurethane bushings, johnny joint and grease zerks.
If you want added protection or to upgrade your hardware, replacement bolts for the frame and axle mount are available separately with the new Outpost Off Road Link Guards