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Explorer guy418
03-29-2009, 10:56 PM
woundering your thoughts on 3 link compared to paralelle 4 link.

nbrowser
03-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Well, if your three linking any end of your rig your going to require a trackbar/panhard bar to keep the axle centered, especially on the front if you want your steering to work, four links work well but three as far as I've seen offers more in the way of flexibility. It all depends on what your intentions are off the pavement.

m j
03-30-2009, 05:11 AM
I like 3 links
front or rear?
what kind of steering?
how tall is it going to be?

Explorer guy418
03-30-2009, 11:15 AM
front and rear, cross over,not sure on height yet but not to low

jesslee
03-30-2009, 04:46 PM
go triangulated 4 link

Kraqa
03-30-2009, 05:26 PM
why have the 4th link if your goign to run a track bar?


that 100$ in joints and link material you can save with no real benefit.

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
03-30-2009, 06:03 PM
4 link it 3link you get better flex but 4ling is way better thats the way im going with the ranger

jonny6door
03-30-2009, 06:31 PM
whats it going on? full size or mini? i think 4 link would be better for full size
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Explorer guy418
03-30-2009, 07:43 PM
mini........... im just gunna paralelle 4 link it.

StinkFinger
03-30-2009, 09:08 PM
if you have the room 4 link it and dont go with a triangulated 4 link in a front aplication unlesss you have full hydralic steering

Ginger Snaps
03-30-2009, 11:02 PM
nothing wrong with a paralelle 4link i love mine works so well i dont know why people are so against running a track bar....


you still get some side to side movement in a triangulated 4link...

Troy
03-31-2009, 12:14 AM
do a 3 link

2 lowers and one wishbone upper link

no need for panhard that way

StinkFinger
03-31-2009, 11:27 AM
do a 3 link

2 lowers and one wishbone upper link

no need for panhard that way


good luck fitting this in the front of any thing the side loading on the joints is huge and its verry prone to flex steer

Kraqa
03-31-2009, 12:21 PM
good luck fitting this in the front of any thing the side loading on the joints is huge and its verry prone to flex steer

i ran that set-up in the front of my ZJ buggy years ago.

it sucked ballz. quickly taken out for a 3 link w/panhard (track) bar

Squishy
03-31-2009, 02:09 PM
i say 3 link with a panhard over a parallel 4 but triangulated 4 is even better

Apathy
03-31-2009, 03:08 PM
if you have the room 4 link it and dont go with a triangulated 4 link in a front aplication unlesss you have full hydralic steering


agreed.

but i got told last week that i was full of shit for saying the same thing on another site.

Troy
04-01-2009, 12:26 AM
if you have the room 4 link it and dont go with a triangulated 4 link in a front aplication unlesss you have full hydralic steering

why do you say full hydro steer is needed for 4 link front? triangulated or parallel?

Apathy
04-01-2009, 08:30 AM
if you run a triangulated 4 link, the front end will move up and down, not in an arc as your drag link DOES. this will cause bump steer.

Now, you can make it managable IF your drag link is paralel to the axle.

Kraqa
04-01-2009, 10:07 AM
4 links arnt "better" then a 3 link.

they are cooler and in some cases simpler.

both are equally tunable to the same level.

the dference is that in 4 link it travels up and down

in a track bar (pan hard) suspension the axle travels left and right as the axles bumps or droops. it is better for a steering boxed vehicle becuas the left and right movement it idealy equal with the drag link.

m j
04-01-2009, 03:32 PM
when they say they are doing a parallel 4 link it moves the same as a parallel 3 link, only with potential for bind depending on link placement

Troy
04-01-2009, 04:55 PM
if you run a triangulated 4 link, the front end will move up and down, not in an arc as your drag link DOES. this will cause bump steer.

Now, you can make it managable IF your drag link is paralel to the axle.

ya no doubt, but he's making it sound like running normal power steering with crossover/high steer is out of the question when building a 4 link front

Apathy
04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
ya no doubt, but he's making it sound like running normal power steering with crossover/high steer is out of the question when building a 4 link front


Still, peronsally.. I'd do a 3 link.
with all things considered. You get rid of the bump steer, no questions.
You will have more space, because you are missing a link underneith. generally you are limited to space unless your rig is lifted into the sky.

getting a drag link parallel to your axle is hard work. You will have to have your rig very low, wich adds to the fact that to get your 4 link to work, you just had to lift it.

just my pathetic thoughts.

Explorer guy418
04-01-2009, 06:25 PM
well guys im gunna be running a paralell 4 link like lots of guys are doing now adays.... and seem to like it.

Ginger Snaps
04-01-2009, 11:17 PM
good choice you wont be disapointed ;)

jonny6door
04-02-2009, 05:41 PM
yeah never had a problem with mine. flexes good and has no issues with bump steer. would do it again for sure.
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