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What made you decide to link your truck and how does it compare performance wise?
Riding in one. lol

I can't even describe how much better the truck rides/handles with links vs leafs. It's like comparing apples and oranges.
 
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Is your link setup a kit or is it a one off custom fab. I am aways off from doing anything with the rear suspension (have to absorb the cost of the front) but I am willing to consider all options. Besides, it would be better to do it right the first time. Is it significantly more expensive and what all is required? I am assuming: bed cage, remote resi coil overs, bypass shocks, bumps, limit straps, links and trailing arms. Am I missing anything?
 
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Originally Posted by Quasi242 View Post
Is your link setup a kit or is it a one off custom fab.
Yes and yes. The trailing arms and mounts are from Giant Motorsports (WIY) but everything else is custom.

Besides, it would be better to do it right the first time.
Nothing wrong with leafs.

Is it significantly more expensive and what all is required?
Very much so.

I am assuming: bed cage, remote resi coil overs, bypass shocks, bumps, limit straps, links and trailing arms. Am I missing anything?
+ Fuel cell, pump, filter, plumbing items, rear axle (need a 9", can't weld to the cast 8.8 center section), roll cage, seats, harnesses, ect ect... this is pages long.
 
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Got me there, I was trying to keep it limited to the rear suspension components. There are obviously several other components that go into building a complete truck. For my use it sounds like a 4-link would be overkill and over the top expensive. I will stick with my original plan to pursue a deaver setup in the future. I was unaware of the 8.8 issue - good to know.
 
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Originally Posted by Quasi242 View Post
Got me there, I was trying to keep it limited to the rear suspension components.
Yea, but you need to look at it as a complete system. You can't just throw links on a truck and expect it all to work. It's a chain reaction, change one thing you need to change another then another then another.

Believe me, I was of the same mindset as you until I got into it and realized how much everything is affected by the rear suspension.

Stick with Deavers and a nicely tuned 2.5" shock, you'll be happy.
 
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F31 or G50?
 
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F31. G50 is the "Race" pack, which is a good bit stiffer (to compensate for weight of a full bed cage not just shock hoops, multiple spares, cell, ect)
 
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