You've go a hell of a bad pinion angle
Ok, my pinion angle is off. That is an easy fix. I also found one bracket that wasn't holding the heim joint tightly in place. That caused the heim to rattle back and forth and it caused the entire bar to rattle. I will confirm that there is more noise once I finsih my TRE flip.
aren't those links aweful low? And it's hard to tell but the tube does not look very beefy either.
The tube isn't very beefy. I wish that I would have went with something that was much larger, especially because of how long they are. I guess we will have to wait and see how they do. The lower links are below the axle tube and they do kind of look low. IMO they are not that much lower than the extended radius arms on the front.
I used a formula that I found for all of the geometry and angles of the 4 links. You can see it here: http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...t_2/index.html
well lets see some pics to see what your workin with
Here are some more photos of the finsihed product:
Looking forward you can see the lower links for the rear and the extended radius arms for the SAS. They both go to the bottom of the forward crossmember. The two upper links for the rear end go to the top of the rear crossmember.
You can see the springs as well as the bracket that goes over the diff. To mount the lower spring retainers I drilled a hole through the leaf rest on the top of the axle. Cut the heads off of some bolts, then welded them in place from the bottom. The spring retainers work exactly the same as the front axle on a 78/79, just you use a nut rather than a bolt. The bracket that goes over the diff is where the two upper links mount to.
This is looking at the rear axle from sitting under the front axle. You can see all of the locations of the links. I also used the original mounting locations for the shocks