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Types of 4-Link Suspensions

We have decided to go get rid of the leaf springs on the 69 and go with a 4-link setup. I've never examined one up close or installed one before.

I've seen "4-link" and "4-bar" systems. It looks like the 4 bar systems have equal length links while the 4 links are unequal. I understand unequal lengths are more desirable for wheel hop. This car won't be thrashed at the track, so the absolute best performance isn't necessary. Or is it?

Also, tire clearance is tight, width-wise, so I'm not too crazy on using a panhard bar. We really can't afford any side-to-side movement during suspension travel. Are there triangulated 4 links out there?

If anyone can point me in the right direction to get started on my rear suspension education, that would be great!

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Re: Types of 4-Link Suspensions

I'm not into cones or road courses....but I do like the G-bar.

http://www.totalcontrolproducts.com/gBar.html

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums...ad.php?t=69092 <-and this might be a good read ?

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Re: Types of 4-Link Suspensions

G-Bar and G-link are both triangulated 4 links. Art Morrison also has a great triangulated 4 link.

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Oh.... and be careful doing a search on Google for G-bar

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Re: Types of 4-Link Suspensions

I like the ridetech bolt in 4 bar setup so no welding or cutting needed.

Its what I am going for.

http://www.ridetech.com/store/suspen...r-systems.html
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Re: Types of 4-Link Suspensions

Amit check my build thread for pics on the installation of my ridetech 4-link.
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Re: Types of 4-Link Suspensions

Thanks I will.

I have just ordered the full ridetech level 3 kit with upgrade select series air shocks and tru turn!

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