I thought about that too but full droop and the plunger is extended... The plunger is reverse on this truck so instead of being at the rear diff the plunger is at the other end. It was doing it's thang and not the culprit.I don't know what the cause was but my buddy's current gen 4runner was like that as well. The rear links only let it drop so far even though it looks like they should droop further.
Thinking back on it, I wonder if the driveshaft was stuffed into the trans/tcase and that is what it was hanging on?
Appears to be the correct answer ding ding ding... You and Tommy nailed it. After thinking about it, that's exactly what is going on. That's also why they pivot easily when nut is loosened a bit. The entire assembly can now rotate. That is incredibly stupid. These links are capable of another 3 inches of down travel if the bushing were urethane.I know zero about this truck but are the bushings rubber?
They don't rotate, just flex.
You may have been exceeding the flex angle?
Rubber bushings should be tightened at ride height also. (at least that's how I always did it)
Very soon I'm going to buy some heim kits and make new beefier lower, upper and panhard bar. I will need them then for sure. Previous to this convo I was looking to use a bushed sleeve like you can get from Muff Stuff or both end heims. I know I might have to cut and remake some of the mounts/ brackets but I want to get more travel out of this rear end. 8.25" isn't cutting it!!!Most OEM bushings are bonded and not a urethane bushing that the inner sleeve pivots on. The inner sleeve is bonded to rubber and it only rotates so far before it stops or tears the rubber. I have basically welded in a 1.5" ID sleeve into factory control arms to run standard urethane style bushings which i have and they fit any 1" OD inner sleeve so if you need some hit me up I got only like 80 of them in stock. Lol
Oh derp yeahhhhh I was all sorts of bassackwardsI thought about that too but full droop and the plunger is extended... The plunger is reverse on this truck so instead of being at the rear diff the plunger is at the other end. It was doing it's thang and not the culprit.