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4 link front with or without track bar?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scorpion, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. Scorpion

    Scorpion Registered Member

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    After playing with a model I built to test the suspenion I plan to build (for the front), it seems to me that a triangulated 4 link would center the differential. Does someone know if a track bar is really needed for this type of setup?

    Thanks in advance!

    Matt
     
  2. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If you do, that's gonna be a lot of stress on the mounting points for the 4-link. I have yet to see a 3,4, or 5 link setup that doesn't have a track bar. IMOP, I would run one, but since this is a model, build it, jack the frame up until the tires are off the ground, then grab the axle and push side to side on it. If it moves with just you pushing on it, you're gonna need one. A track bar is not hard to build or install, and if I was going to do this on my truck, I would have one even if it didn't move.
     
  3. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color="blue">Unless you have a lot of lift, you need the trac bar in front. It's hard to clear triangulated links in front due to the engine and trans
     

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