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We went with massive aluminum links for strength and weight. The 21⁄4-inch-diameter links were made to our specified lengths with left-hand 11⁄4-inch threads at one end and right-hand threads at the other. This allows easy length adjustment without removal from the vehicle. Our lowers are 40 inches eye to eye, and our uppers are 36, but a stock-wheelbase TJ would probably run something shorter. The massive 11⁄4-inch FK rod ends (Heims) use 5⁄8-inch-thick bolts through misalignment spacers. These rod ends have a radial static load rating of over 100,000 pounds. All the Artec brackets were drilled out to 5⁄8 inch from their standard 9⁄16 inch.