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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 20, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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4 link travel

I'm fitting a bolt in 4 link similar to the ridetech. The shocks provided are Viking with 4" travel. The shocks are angled, so max travel is about 3". Springs are 250lb. Where should I be setting my ride height in the suspension travel? Around middle? That only leaves 1.5" before hitting the bump stops.
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Re: 4 link travel

Generally speaking you want your lower bars parallel to the ground and your shocks roughly centered in their travel at ride height.

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I'm fitting a bolt in 4 link similar to the ridetech. The shocks provided are Viking with 4" travel. The shocks are angled, so max travel is about 3". Springs are 250lb. Where should I be setting my ride height in the suspension travel? Around middle? That only leaves 1.5" before hitting the bump stops.
which kit are you installing?
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Generally speaking you want your lower bars parallel to the ground and your shocks roughly centered in their travel at ride height.

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Thanks Don. It just seems strange looking at the car from underneath that 1.6 inches or so is enough to absorb a big bump. I know the leafs had much more travel but they were also lower than 250lb.

It's the McDonald kit. A local company here in Australia. The Australian regulations apparently required a few little changes from the American kits, like angled shocks and both sides of the bottom eye must be gripped by the mount.

I actually didn't like a few things about their cradle so I carefully measured it and rebuilt it with fresh laser cut plate and thicker hollow bar. I'll work with my engineer to make sure it comes out legal.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 20, 05:41 PM
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Re: 4 link travel

4 Links and coil overs tend to be substantially stiffer and yield a harsher ride due to less travel. I would try to set them at about 60/40 so you have a little more down travel for the bigger bumps.

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