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Old 02-05-2012, 03:02 AM   #21
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This is what i am talking about if you want proper articulation and limited binding you would need a pivot point at the front of the triangle.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #22
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I am seeing a lot of of these three links have a solid mount at both ends. would you not want to use like a hiem joint for articulation? I assume that with ends being solid mount no pivot that this setup can only lift both sides at one time so no side to side. Am i wrong? Just looks like it would create a ton of pressure on the mount tabs and bushings.
I like to run a super pivot on the single end of wishbones for the articulation. Poly bushings have a few degrees of deflection but not as much as a super pivot, I think they get something like 30 degrees.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #23
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i saw one can do specialties sells the other day
its a reverse 4link but the tank is still there
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I like the cando reverse 4 link
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Reverse 4-links will hold the axle in place BUT they are not good for the dynamics of the vehicle, braking and acceleration.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #26
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You are right. But for me personally i drive like I should and I now my truck is not a sports car. So it would work for what I need.
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It has nothing to do with "driving like you should" or it being a "sports car". Even under normal driving conditions the negative effects take place. I'm not saying your truck will turn into a fireball and you'll crash into a ditch and burn alive and then explode. It will do its job by holding the axle in place, the same as a 2-link will, but IMO there are better alternatives.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #28
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I wish we had an icon for an angry mob burning a reverse 4link at the stake. The good old forward vs reverse 4link debate. I like the wishbone setups where the tank stays but the bars still run forward. I'm just going to move my ugly stock tank and run a regular triangulated 4link. In the grand scheme of things, moving the tank isn't that bad. I mean come on, you're making a friggin truck lay it's frame on the ground. What's one extra thing to move or replace?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #29
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^^^^ im with him your dumping 1000 bucks into a notch, labour, parts etc, why not spend another 100 bucks and relocate stock tank, OR lift it higher, OR section 2 inches out of it?atleast then you know its not half assed just cause your to lazy to relocate tank....
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Not wanting to relocate the tank is a NJ thing, we don't pump out own gas. Explaining every time to attendant where the gas goes is a pain,
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