Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
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First off, nothing against Newton. I didnt know anything about his kit until I just looked it up. There are a few points about our kit:
Most quality kits on the market are 2" tubing.
We use a .250 wall thickness DOM which again is somewhat the norm.
Our joints are a 1.25" shank, the same as Newtons.
Our joints however are rebuildable and greaseable.
Our joints use a poly race. This has the misalignment and articulation of a heim but the smooth/quiet operation of a poly bushing. Heims have great advantages in performance scenarios but at the expense of daily driven ride comfort. Depending on what you use the truck for, one may be better than the other for you. Our short arm kit uses heims if thats what you feel is best.
Our frame bracket is heavily gusseted, laser cut, and ties into the factory radius arm mount providing additional strength for both arms.
I have uploaded a pic of the joint we use and a 1.25" heim. One thing I would ask Newton is what brand of heims they use. That is VERY important for long term durability. On our kits that use heims use QA1 heims which are higher end heims. Not the absolute best but the best "semi affordable" heim by far.
There are more points to hit on but these were ones that I hadnt seen you bring up and that are relevant to what your comparing, imo.
If you have any questions, just let me know!