I finally finished everything, limiting straps, brake lines, etc...and did a test drive on a fire road and a bunch of street testing. All said and done, the three link setup works very well. On the trail I was able to go faster than I was with leaf springs. This does not mean I am a baja racer, it is still a 20 year old truck with a solid axle, but where I was going 10 to 20mph before I am going 30 to 40 now. As for the on road performance, the three link works well and I suspect that anybody running crappy Rancho or a RUF would probably crap themselves with joy after this three link was done. I even had a fabricator/mechanic friend of mine comment that this was the best looking three link he has seen on a 4runner and that he was surprised at how well it drove going down the road. I am happy and hope that anybody sitting on the fence pulls the trigger, links their rig, and shoots me an e-mail so we can go wheeling when it is all said and done.
Noahrod June 12, 2011