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Sweet deal. I am going to be ordering them tomorrow then. How much do they usually run for....ball park.
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Quick question for you guys. I am starting to gather parts for my rear 4 link with a ford 9". I would like to run a double triangulated 4 link. This way I dont have to worry about a stupid track bar. but due to the gas tank I dont think I will be able to. So my first question is.

1. Will a single triangulated 4 link eliminate my need for a track bar.

2. is it ok to mount some links to the out side of the frame.


Also If I mount my shocks stright up and down will that help eliminate the truck from wanting to wobble all over the palce.
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well getting rid of the leaf springs will help the wobble quite a bit. shocks wont really afect it that much.

single triangulated? guess im not sure what that is.

a Y link like mine has no need for a track bar.

also no matter what the stock tank isnt going to work unless you lift ti to the sky.

you can mount links outside the frame. they make pocket brackets just for this reason.
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What I mean by single triangulated is that instead of having 2 triangles you have one that goes from the outside of the axle to a cross member in the middle of the truck and then the two outside links are stright with the frame.


I dont have leafs in the front. They are just in the rear.


Also what is a Y link could you post or send me some pics of this in detail.
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Its what you said but opposite. Wide at frame and then together at the middle of the axle. Also known as a wishbone suspension.
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what he is talking about is both wide at frame and meets are center of axle and wade at axle and meets at center point on the frame.

if you ran a fuel cell you could def run a double which would of idea.


but im think if you run wide at frame to center of axle with an arm on each side straight you dont need a trac bar but i could be wrong.
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you could have a single point on the frame then y to 2 on the axle (top link)

the lowers make sure you mount at 5-10 degrees in narrower from the axle.

note you need to have 45 degrees added up between the lowers and upper.
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what he is talking about is both wide at frame and meets are center of axle and wade at axle and meets at center point on the frame.

if you ran a fuel cell you could def run a double which would of idea.


but im think if you run wide at frame to center of axle with an arm on each side straight you dont need a trac bar but i could be wrong.
idk wtf you just said little kid, but you special
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you could have a single point on the frame then y to 2 on the axle (top link)

the lowers make sure you mount at 5-10 degrees in narrower from the axle.

note you need to have 45 degrees added up between the lowers and upper.
Why do I need 45 degrees.
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just creats the perfect up and down movement you need. otherwise if not one will move at a different arch then the other and it will bind etc.
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you could have a single point on the frame then y to 2 on the axle (top link)

the lowers make sure you mount at 5-10 degrees in narrower from the axle.

note you need to have 45 degrees added up between the lowers and upper.
Why do I need 45 degrees.
45 keeps it from moving side to side. It as in the axle
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45 keeps it from moving side to side. It as in the axle
ohhh yeah I suppose. I was thinking the other direction, not side to side. I thought there was something to remember for that too but I couldnt recall.
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Ok makes sents. But it seems weird that just having 2 upper links come off of the lower links at a 45 will eliminate the need for a pan hard bar.If I am missing something could one of you guys post a pic so that I can get a better understanding. Thanks
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do you know if you can fit 35 inch tires with a 4 inch suspension lift without cutting the fenders and how much of a lift do your truck have
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