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Old 10-16-2008
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D. are you going to switch to a four-link rear suspension?
4link with coils.. I was contemplating it.. But I dunno. I'm trying to get out of the DDC/NY.. time constraints and such. I have 2 ' large ' projects I need to do first with the Front suspension ( going to coils ) and the engine so.. It depends. If something comes through and I move out of here.. I will rush to finish what I can then split. If nothing is coming through.. then I might do the coils in the rear and a 4 link.
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Old 10-17-2008
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4link with coils.. I was contemplating it.. But I dunno. I'm trying to get out of the DDC/NY.. time constraints and such. I have 2 ' large ' projects I need to do first with the Front suspension ( going to coils ) and the engine so.. It depends. If something comes through and I move out of here.. I will rush to finish what I can then split. If nothing is coming through.. then I might do the coils in the rear and a 4 link.
You dirty old man. Nah just kidding. I get what you're trying to do. You want a bit of a smoother ride and straiter take offs when you're racing. Oh thanks for the link you gave me in another thread man it was badly needed. So you're moving. Where to if you don't mind me asking?
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You might want to find a 2003 Edge model. They already have the torsion bar set up and converting to coils would be easy on that model, but knowing you the way that I do you never take the easy way out. L.O.L.
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So you're moving. Where to if you don't mind me asking?
Where taxes are low and theres no Governmental baby sitters digging in my wallet as bad as the DDC has it.
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You might want to find a 2003 Edge model. They already have the torsion bar set up and converting to coils would be easy on that model, but knowing you the way that I do you never take the easy way out. L.O.L.
Umm.. I already HAVE a 2003 Edge. Its in the pictures in this thread..
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Frame bracket :


This is where one end of the bar will mount.

Axle bracket :
Mount welded to the axle. Not seen ion the picture are the 2 right-triangle gussets I added for strength.
Curious as to why you would have a double-sheer mount on one end and only a single-sheer on the other?

Otherwise lookin' real good D.
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Whats going to push it? A different motor.
And I suppose your going to keep us in suspense forever on that one too huh?

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The bar needs to be parallel to the axle. If its not, your going to have a lean when you launch and go either left or right. The angle iron nwill be closed off by the time I'm done. I have to finish a few things and needed to get the bed off. I did what I could on my own but needed someone else over here to help get the bed off.
Makes sense now that I see the explanations. Thanks for clearing that up.

Nice lookin' truck D.
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Maybe this question has already been answered, but I've been trying to figure it out. I noticed in your profile you're running an Explorer block. So you mean you're not running the same 4.0 in it?
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One more question for you D., does having this installed affect body roll/weight transfer, under/oversteer or the rear lifting under braking?

I've been conjuring up a similar design, however I plan to do some light autocross next year and wouldn't want anything to contradict itself.

Thanks again, Kyle.
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Is there a minimum length the Panhard Bar has to be to work properly/efficiently?

The longer and flatter the better.

and he has it damn near as long as he can make it
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Curious as to why you would have a double-sheer mount on one end and only a single-sheer on the other?

Otherwise lookin' real good D.
Not done yet. Just have everything ' close ', I still need to gusset up some items.
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And I suppose your going to keep us in suspense forever on that one too huh?
Yep.

The *only* reason these pics were even posted.. It ' works '. I'm not posting the 7 or 8 failures and **** I broke in the process of getting to where its at. Not posting pics of the bent bars, the bent frame rail, the holes I had to weld shut on the axle tube where the first bracket tore right off, the tweaked leafsprings from this past spring..
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One more question for you D., does having this installed affect body roll/weight transfer, under/oversteer or the rear lifting under braking?
All of the above. Some of the nose-dive when braking hard was taken out.

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Umm.. I already HAVE a 2003 Edge. Its in the pictures in this thread..
Oops. Sorry dude. You've had so many ranger mods and models that I forgot which one you have. Sorry about that man. The moving thing: kool. I don't don't blame you at all for that. We all get raped when comes to taxes. Your project is looking good. makes me want to start mine now but can't just yet. Waiting on some parts.
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