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4 link with coilovers rear! PICS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by juanblzer, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    14ft 1.5x120 round
    2ft 3/4 x 120 DOM
    1 driveshaft lengthen
    2 2.5 kings with 300# and 350# spring rate 161.50#
    8 m02153BK bushings
    4 3/4 rod ends
    8 High misalignment bushings
    4 3/4 jam nuts
    12 1/2 grde8 bolts w/stover
    8 3/8 grde 8 bolts w/ stover
    4ft 3/16 plate
    1 ft 1/8 inch plate
    1 ft 1/4 inch plate
    32 ft 1 3/4 .120 round
    8 ft 2 x.120 round

    axle moved back 7 inches
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  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Woah! massive flex!
    How much do you think the total cost was?
     
  3. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    A very reputable shop built both ends of my suspension
    www.randyellisdesign.com
    he's well known in the rockracing world and builds some sick stuff.
    I farmed it out because I can't weld well enough that I want to risk my life (i.e. suspension and/or steering). It drives so smooth offroad and on road.
    THe blaze is very light in the rear now. I almost have to add weight just to keep the coilovers happy.

    well, it was $1300 just for the coilovers
    plus the actual fab work (triangulation, 4link,
    plus tig welded custom exhaust
    plus lengthening the driveshaft (sub'd out)
    plus fuel cell mounting
    plus plumbing long brakelines.
    $3848

    I paid for the shocks way in advance
    I used some major checks for a strong deposit ($3200)
    and then paid the difference on Sunday when I picked it up.
    No wonder my wife decided on a divorce /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    woah!
    I guess thats what you pay for quality craftsmenship though. We need to see more action pics /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    whoah is right...
    but i don't have kids...
    I don't have a wife (anymore) /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    I get 5 paychecks all at once before summer as a teacher...
    this year I worked summer school and made enough money to keep my bills paid. I really fell in love with the coilovers up front. I love going fast and I love crawling and I love driving around town and cross country (I am actually driving to Colorado and Montana from AZ this week). I want to put coilovers on my 1970 c-10 two wheel drive. I love them that much.
     
  6. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    going fast and crawling is why I want to build a coilover equipped rig. Rip through fields and drop her in low range and flex like a monster /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    looks good just need some bigger tires now /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    yup, I'm seriously eyeing the 40 inch MTRs right now...
    slap em' on some trailready blingblings and ...?
    I'm dreading the necessity to regear though. I'm running 4.10s now.
     
  9. y5mgisi

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    looks like a well designed rear setup with very little front to back movent of the axel as it cycles through. Nice /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  10. BlazerGuy

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    How is your front set up? Is it a 4 link or a 3?
     
  11. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    4 link front with panhard bar
    4 link rear (sometimes called a 3link but actually a 4link [​IMG]
     
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    Bigger tires? In that pic it looks like the tires are rubbing on the front link bars
     
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    ah, its the rims...
    slight rub but those damn stock ferd rims have too much crappy spacing
     
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    here are some closeups

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  15. BlazerGuy

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    Cool! Did they do any mods to the frame? Other than the brackets? Also what type of steering are you running? I'm trying to figure out mine, I think I'm just going to run full-hydro...looks easier that way.. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I don't currently run hydro assist. I've heard from several rockcrawlers ,that also like going fast, that you lose some quick steer with hydro assist. That isn't good, especially if you need a quick turn to avoid an obstacle at speed. I've heard the stroke of the ram has something to do with it. I'm still doing my homework on this though. RIght now I have crossover steering and honestly my current tire choice and steering is more than livable.
     
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    Nah, I don't want hydro assist, I want full hydro! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Like this:
    Performance Off-Road Steering /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    dead sexy. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    Wimmen are overrated, anyhow.
     
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    damn west cost people, PAINT IT, makes me feel bad when I let a piece of steel sit outside for a day and some rust forms /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    actually, I am waiting for some tubing for the rear so I'm holding off on the paint so I dont have to grind. I'm gonna cut the frame off after the rear shock cage.
     

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