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Clayton Rear Suspension

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The Clayton rear suspension changes our WJ from a three-link with a wishbone upper to a true triangulated four-link. Clayton uses 1⁄4-inch steel plate for all the mounting brackets and its links are fitted with Johnny Joints at one end for flex and Clevite rubber bushings at the other for vibration absorption. Bilstein 5160 series shocks are really neat because the piston is moved into the remote reservoir, allowing an extra 1 to 2 inches of uptravel over a normal shock with similar eye-to-eye measurements. The 5160s mount in the factory shock locations and they can be revalved if desired.