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S10 Blazer UPDATE, 4 linked!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Finished up the 4 link today. well not done but it is a rolling setup now. Specs, 3/4" FK rod ends, V8 Jeep ZJ coils, 1"x.156" links(temporary), all brackets 1/4" plate, truss - 3/8" plate and 1/4".

    Need to gusset and finish welds to make her look pretty and strengthen it up. Make some new links out of better material, gusset the spring mounts. Mount up my shocks. I was pretty happy though.

    Sorry for the darkness of the pictures, lighting in our shop isn't good for pictures. I'll get pictures of the suspension itself when we move it outside.
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    A tour walked through the shop when we started doing this.
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    And this is ride height. You can see in this and the next one the fender trimming we had to do just to fully stuff...
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    And my scrawny pale ass standing next to it, I stand 6' tall by the way.
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    I over flexed a little. One rod end bound and turned. So suspension will be limited to less flex then this. Was able to achieve 37" under the lowest portion of the raised tire.

    She is sitting at 114" wheelbase, when I install the zero rates up front it will be 115.5". I must say, the overload on the 52s really acted very well as a bump stop. The pack flattened out to it and just stopped compressing.
     
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    Cool.....!

    Marv
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    looks really good! just one question though, whats up with the front shackle angle?
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    That is drooped. Static height is like 45*
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    gotcha;) pick said ride height, musta got captions confused:D
     
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    I caption ABOVE the pictures ;)
     
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    Hell has frozen over.:haha: Just kiddin. Looks good man. Should be :pimp: when its done.
     
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    Alan, you look tough beside it :haha:

    Lookin' good. Keep posting pictures
     
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    Eh its not done yet, haha. Was running down the list, there is a lot to be done. Yes though this is the farthest any of the projects has made it :D I'm determined to finish this and trail ride it this year. Even if only once.
     
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    Forgot one thing, it weighs in at 3450lbs as it sits. Bare block with heads and intake, transmission, and a bunch of scrap and spare steel inside of it. I'm hoping for about 4500 all said and done. WEight bias is 49% front/51% rear. Crazy. Of course more weight will be added up front. I think how far forward the axle is, is really helping the weight bias.
     
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    It's looking good. Definitly some good flex:waytogo:
     
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    Stop weighing it and finish building it already!!!!
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Do you have specs on the design of your 4 link? Maybe a screen shot from the 4 link calculator or somthing? How long are yoru links? Are they all the same length? What lift ZJ coils are they? I'd love to see some more detailed pictures of the link setup. :D
     
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    What do the links look like at ride height? Whats your roll center and AS?
     
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    roll center is about 26 5/8s on 30.5" tires. AS is about 129%. 12" of link seperation at the axle. 5.5" at the frame end.

    I have no screenshots of the 4 link calcuator(I will very soon though). I use the HTML version since I can't get a damn CD key for Office XP.

    There will be much more detailed pictures of everything when I can get it somewhere that actually has LIGHT.

    Upper links are 37 3/16". Lowers are 36.5". That is the tubing length. I will measure heim to heim tomorrow.

    Both sets of links mount 40" in front of the axle centerline. I've yet to measure flex steer, I will sooner or later... ok likely never.

    Oh and stock ZJ V8 coils.
     
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    Looks like it should work decent, Im running 10" of vertical sep at the axle, 6.5 at the frame with 91% AS and a 27" roll center and the rig works pretty good. Keep in mind this on a samurai and i have basically no weight above the hood.

    I may do a 3-link on the next rig I do with a panhard bar to get the roll center higher, I was limited with how high I could go because of the frame, but it seems to work decent the way its setup.
     
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    I was heavily considering it. We will see how I like this setup.
     
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    saweet dude
     

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