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linking the front?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    just curious if anyone has done 3 link or 4 link in a fullsize up front, and opinions on it. i know sled dog is doin an s10 blazer, but im curious bout on a fullsize. i remember reading a tech article on it a while ago, but lookin for more info. thanks
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Watson's rig was linked up front for TTC. That'd be a good place to start! I've always thought linking the front (first) made more sense than linking the rear. I guess it depends which is more important, approach angle or departure. Anyway, I'll be following this thread... Im interested too!

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    I'm pretty sure Greg72 is, and willyswanter. Those are the only ones I can think of right now. I was debating linking f&r but with 52's or 56's up front and 63's in the rear, there really is no reason to. Plus then you dont have to buy very expensive shocks or coilovers
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've got it planned, but not built....

    Linking the front is a LOT harder than the rear (which is probably why you don't see it as often)

    Oil pan clearance is a concern with the links
    Tire interference with links (when turning) is a concern
    Finding a location for a crossmember to hold the frame-side links is tough
    Building the structures to hold the coilovers isn't trivial either.

    It's definitely possible, but I've only seen a couple on a full-size ever. JuanBlazer has one, and Watson has the other. Willyswanter has one too now that I think about it....
     
  5. muddybuddy

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    ive already got 64's in the rear so i want to keep those, and i was plannin on doin 56's up front. then a heep friend was talkin to me and mentioned linking the front instead of longer leafs. i saw the technical article with the yellow k5 with coilovers upfront...it looks sweet, and flex's really well. thought i would explorer the option
     

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