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4 link?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Redneck33, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. K5Redneck33

    K5Redneck33 Registered Member

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    i have an '89 chevy scottsdale.. and of course its got the IFS.. its on 38 TSLs, and i just dont wanna off road with the IFS, so i have plans to solid axle convert it.. but lately i've had the wild hair to 4 link it..its my daily driver though, i need opinions on weather i should just buy the kit from ORU or 4 link it, and does anybody also know where i could get the coil-overs? appreciate the replies..
     
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    lurk around on Pirate4x4 all kindas of info on 4 link setups over there.... Be prepared to read a lot.... i mean A LOT... itll make your head hurt.... with all the info that gets jammed in there.
     
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    If you were thinking of buying the leaf spring mounts you have no buisness trying to do a 4-link.

    Either buy the kit to do leaf springs or take it to a VERY RESPECTED shop to have the link suspension done (and expect to pay $$$$).

    If after you have the leaves up front you deside you really want to design your own link suspension you could always do the back /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif (rear is alot easier to design then the front).
     
  4. K5Redneck33

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    yea, it was just an idea i had.. i just hate havin to pay so much for the Solid axle kit plus havin to buy cross-over steering, but thanks guys
     
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    Well you would pay $750 for the kit and about $250 for leaf springs, thats $1000. If you hate paying for that then you would really hate paying for a 4 link! $1800 in shocks and coils, $500 in heims/RE joints, then aboug $350 in steel...
     
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    Then why don't you try and make the leaf spring brackets yourself and try and save some $$$. Leaf springs are ALOT harder to screw up then a link suspension (not that people don't screw it up /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif).
     

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