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Old 11-01-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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4-link rear questions

I am planning on 4-linking the rear of my bronco when I get a 14-bolt rear end. Are there any tips that I need to know?

I've already found the 4-link calculator on Pirate, and have figured out the dimensions. I've decided to either use EB lift coils (probably superlift or some other brand that has nororiously stiff springs) or fullsize superflex coils. This will be on my DD, so they need to be stiff enough to keep it from falling over on the street, but I still want flex.

I may also 3-link the front while I'm at it, I just can't stand the though of wasting my time extending radius arms when I could have made a 3-link in the same amount of time.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:27 AM   #2
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No personal experience, but after reading dozens of threads about it, I've learned the lower tubes need to be large, and thick-walled. The upper links don't have to be. Use, at least, 1" rod ends and bushings. IMO, 1.25" would be that much better. Until I find otherwise, I plan to put the bushings at the axle, and the rod ends at the frame (whenever I can actually get around to doing mine, that is)
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:37 AM   #3
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I thought bushings were put at the frame side to reduce vibrations or road noise? I may be talking out my ass, but I recall reading that somewhere.
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