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yea for sure, but the reason i said that is because the coil mount is on the inside the frame .....the coils can't go that far....

I dont see any place for coils to mount?
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I dont see any place for coils to mount?
little stud to the left of the link mount, closer to the end of the axle......the end that is in the air...
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well you have to remember the frame is going to twist and go at some type of angle as you drive over stuff.
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So Andrew why are you implementing that in the rear of your truck?
Ill go 4 link rear eventually, with a 16 or 14" air shock. But right now I just dont have the money. Ill be ready for it though, as im relocating the gas tank, to on top of the frame behind the cab.
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everything is "true" this morning huh? lol just messin with yea
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well you have to remember the frame is going to twist and go at some type of angle as you drive over stuff.
depends on what you run for cage, ect. When my exo and tube work is on, I expect very little frame flex, if not none at all.
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Ill go 4 link rear eventually, with a 16 or 14" air shock. But right now I just dont have the money. Ill be ready for it though, as im relocating the gas tank, to on top of the frame behind the cab.

I can understand the money thing.

no fuel cell? I'm sure that decision runs along with the money thing too but everything you have done to the rear is pretty clean, relocating it would look kinda funny. isnt it longer than the truck is wide?
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Ok guys. Can I just say this thread is awesome. Thanks for all the useful 4-link info. Much appreciated.
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I can understand the money thing.

no fuel cell? I'm sure that decision runs along with the money thing too but everything you have done to the rear is pretty clean, relocating it would look kinda funny. isnt it longer than the truck is wide?
Im going to run a Bronco 2 tank, which is squarish. I dont want to mess with a fuel cell yet, as I would have to worry about fuel pumps and all that crap, where as if i run the B2 tank I can run stock pump and everything.
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i heard you can stuff the B2 tank back where the spare tire carrier was, but im sure you know that. would be better behind the cab anyway
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i heard you can stuff the B2 tank back where the spare tire carrier was, but im sure you know that. would be better behind the cab anyway
if I had a bed, Id prolly put it there, but since im going tubed, ill put it behind the cab so when i finally do hack off the frame I wont have to move it.
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Hey Zach, remeber the 4" lift on my dads SD is a 4-link.

Idk if its a "true" 4-link, but BDS claims it is.
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i have yet to see the SD in person. i need to come up sometime mark.

i wont how my truck matches up to height on your dads. how tall is it?
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the Super Duty's 4 link lift kits are parallel links.......
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but the links are really short i bet.
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yea i thinkg they mount in the stock radius arm positions.........
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The main reason you don't see them in the front is problems clearing the front driveshaft, oil pan, tranny, t-case or whatever.

With lot's of lift, that obviously becomes less of a problem.

If you look at the geometry required to do it right, you may or may not find it practical for your rig. There's a few good articles online and in magazines about designing triangulated 4 links. I wouldn't just "wing it", lol.
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i have yet to see the SD in person. i need to come up sometime mark.

i wont how my truck matches up to height on your dads. how tall is it?
haha, the superduty on STOCK suspension was 2-3" taller than the way mine sits right now with the superlift + body + 35" tires....lol - you cant even compare..

You should just come up and watch how easy it is for him to light up the tires now....
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Might be way off for the topic not sure but here is how the trac bar was accomplished on my '95...

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you have any more pictures of how your radius arms are mounted in the rear?
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The main reason you don't see them in the front is problems clearing the front driveshaft, oil pan, tranny, t-case or whatever.

With lot's of lift, that obviously becomes less of a problem.

If you look at the geometry required to do it right, you may or may not find it practical for your rig. There's a few good articles online and in magazines about designing triangulated 4 links. I wouldn't just "wing it", lol.
This is exactly what I was talking about. For vehicles that have to meet certain height (or lack of height) requirements for being on the street, you can easily run into issues with clearance for all kinds of stuff. A parallel 4 link would probably work well for you... but you've got those pretty long-arms... why would you want to get rid of them? I think if you wanted to 4-link the rear that'd work out well for you, but 4-linking the front doesn't strike me as quite as good an idea.
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Ah, sorry, didn't realize you'd already covered that -- just jumped in with it.
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