Fabtech’s Crawler long arm Gladiator lift kit is built to meet the most experienced driver’s expectations without having a questionably fabricated suspension. If you are in the market for a system that will work properly right out of the box and does not require continued fabrication and constant maintenance, look no further.
A key part of the Crawler kit is the Link Arm geometry and ground clearance. The location of the of the link arms is critical in providing superior handling throughout the travel range. Fabtech has found the Gladiator’s sweet spot geometry for the link arms that provide a superior driving long arm system compared to all others on the market.
Front link arms are mounted to a full width crossmember that spans frame rail to frame rail. This crossmember is key in not only in mounting the Links arms at the correct geometry but it adds critical strength to the Gladiator frame for hard offroad use. Adjustable rear links utilize the factory frame and axle brackets for an estallation.
The Fabtech lower Link Arms are massive and built of 2" OD .313 thick wall tubing that is guaranteed not to bend. Upper and lower Link Arms includes the Fabtech’s legendary 5 Ton joints® that come with lifetime guarantee of never wearing out. They are superior for offroad use with a smooth quiet operation on the street.
This high quality Long Arm Gladiator lift kit will provide exceptional offroad performance with good highway manners for the discerning Jeep enthusiast.
Each Fabtech component has been designed with specific features and benefits that create this quality suspension system.
WHAT’S IN THE SYSTEM
- Front Upper & Lower Link Arms
- Rear Upper & Lower Link Arms
- Front Link Arm Crossmember
- Heavy Duty Flipped Draglink
- Front & Rear Track Bar Brackets
- Front & Rear Corner Specific Dual Rate Coil Springs
- Front & Rear Sway Bar Links
- Front Shock Mount Bracket
- Front & Rear Bump Stop Extensions
Hduty is the only way to describe these massive 2" OD .313" wall Link Arms that are guaranteed not to bend and come with Fabtech’s exclusive 5 Ton Joints® with a lifetime warranty to never to wear out. Super strong on the trail while being smooth and quiet on the highway.
LINK ARM CROSSMEMBER & MOUNTS
A key part of the mounting of the long arm links to the frame is the geometry and ground clearance. The location of the frame side of the Link Arms is critical in providing superior handling throughout the travel range. Fabtech has found the sweet spot for the Link Arms that provide a superior driving Long Arm Gladiator lift kit compared to all others on the market.
Front Link Arm mounts are a full crossmember that spans frame rail to frame rail with no welding required for installation. This crossmember adds strength to the frame that is critical when running big tires with lots or articulation on a Gladiator. Adjustable rear links utilize the factory frame and axle brackets for an easy installation.
FRONT & R DUAL RATE LONG TRAVEL COIL SPRINGS
Corner specific Dual Rate coils springs provide a level stance side to side and offer factory load carrying capacity with a smooth ride.
As a true dual rate coil, the first stage of the coil allows the spring to respond to small bumps for a very complaint ride at lower speeds. As the spring travels further, the rate increases to absorb larger impacts and support cargo in the Jeep Gladiator.
These American made springs are the best on the market for all around driving while providing increased suspension travel for offroad use.
DRAGLINK FLIP SYSTEM
A heavy duty draglink is relocated on the steering knuckle to retain the factory steering geometry with the stock pitman arm. It provides bind free operation at full articulation and eliminates bump steer throughout the travel. It does not increase load on the steering box like a dropped pitman arm can.
FRONT LOWER SHOCK MOUNTS
These heavy duty lower front shock mounts move the shock outboard to allow for more clearance at the frame for maximum articulation travel.
FRONT TRACK BAR BRACKET
To work in conjunction with the Draglink Flip System, the front Track Bar is relocated to the proper operating plane with a 3/16" thick steel bracket that welds to axle housing.
REAR TRACK BAR BRACKET
A weld on 3/16" thick steel bracket is built to eliminate mount deflection when the track bar moves through its full cycle. It relocates the factory track bar to retain the important factory roll center.
BUMP STOP EXTENSIONS
Front and rear bump stop extensions keep the suspension from over cycling with the increased ride height preventing damage to steering and suspension parts. The extensions utilize the factory closed cell cushions for a progressive stop at the end of the suspension travel.
FRONT & REAR SWAY BAR LINKS
The extended length front and rear sway bar links with urethane bushings reposition the bars to work within the factory operating planes. These links are provided to eliminate the sway bar from going over center and creating link bind at full extension travel.
These extended length monotube shocks have a nitro carborized piston rod for corrosion resistance and resist rock chipping. Stealth shocks have a great highway ride with good offroad damping capacity.