4 link mounting positions - in use

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  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I keep tossing the ideas around. Keep it simple and just work witht he springs. Or go to a coil rear. Back and forth, back and forth.

    I was hoping to get some pictures of the actual mounting locations people have done on K5s. Not drawings, or what people think will work, etc. Actual in use locations and what you would have done differant.

    ExcelCAD kicks ass.

    But, I am a visual person... I like to see what it looks like for real. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    if you want to wait a little till the beginning of the year i will be starting mine and taking lots of pics. /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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  4. crawler78

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    Back from the dead...

    Can anybody update this with some pics? I'll be linking my k5 front and rear in a couple weeks. Curious how everything is mounted and see peoples clearances for driveshafts and exhaust.
     
  5. FOR MUD

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    Got some of the rear........

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    I have all the numbers at home if you need them.
     
  6. bmxbryant9

    bmxbryant9 Let's go wheelin Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I just had mine linked front and rear. Going to pick it up next week and take it for a test run. It still has entire stock frame for now

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  7. sreidmx

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    What are you using it for? And do you have a cage already? The frames are weak and it will distort if you don’t plate at least where the links land and do some kind of crossmember between them
     
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  8. crawler78

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    Yea if you can get some numbers that would be great! Thats pretty much the same setup i'm gonna go with in rear. was just curious how people mounted the frame brackets and if they plated or reinforced them. I think my cage will stiffen the frame up enough to not get much flex.
     
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  9. FOR MUD

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    I did get some more pics this weekend.

    I plated the inside of the frame rail ( 3/16" I think ) all the way from where I cut the frame in the back, under the upper link bracket and under the two tubes that the lower links attach to.

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    I also boxed the frame behind the bracket and welded it to the inside arm of the bracket too.

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    Underside looking up. One of the slider mounting tubes meets the frame where the bracket mounts.

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    Lower link mounts. Two tubes ( Welded together ) side by side, mount to the inside of the frame and two tubes come down from a cross tube on the cage.

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    Outside of frame looking in. Slider mounts attached to frame.

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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here's the link numbers.

    Wheel base ... 113"
    Belly height ... 22"
    Tire dia .... 40" at 6 psi
    Vehicle center of gravity .... Guessed at 41"
    Weight .... Guessed at 4200lbs

    Lower link length .... 42-1/2"
    Upper link length ... 30-1/2"

    Axle end looking from side
    Lower link ... 20"
    Upper link ... 30"
    Looking down
    Lower link separation at rod ends ... 3-1/2"
    Lower link separation at rod ends ... 48"

    Frame end looking from side
    Lower link ...22-3/4"
    Upper link ... 29-1/2"
    Looking down
    Lower link separation at rod ends ... 7"
    Upper link separation at rod ends ... 28-1/2"

    At these numbers
    Anti-squat ... 60%
    Uppers frame link moved 1" up ....43%
    Upper frame link moved 1" down ... 77%
     
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    those numbers look great. Truck looks killer. Ill be about the same but with 120"wheelbase and 24" belly
     
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    When you get your rig up and running let me know, you're about 5-1/2 hours away from Rausch and 5 hours out of BigDogs and we run both places 2 - 3 times a year.
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    3 link or 4 link? Jealous of the rear link setup. Can't wait to link the rear of mine. Next winter maybe.
     
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    3 front and 4 rear. It's a completely different truck now. Was able to fly down the dirt roads in comfort. But it wasn't easy getting everything to fit and work properly with the front 3 link
     
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    I totally understand. My front 3 link sucked. I wish I would have 4 linked and full hydro system.
    Good enough for 1000 front and rear

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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I see your artec truss as well. That thing hit everything.
     
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    Every one of those trucks is missing 4 shocks.
     
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    In due time wade.
     
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    Let me ask ask you why your 3 link sucks? I've been back and forth between 3 & 4 link on the front of mine.
     

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