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Old 10-02-2020, 09:20 AM   #1
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Is there any advantage for the links to have a bend in them? The link ends on my Scorpion had pretty much had it- I was thinking of making new ones- BUT the slight bend in them has me stumped- would straight link arms be just as effective? Thanks in advance- Vic in SoCal
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:15 PM   #2
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Its to get a little more clearance. Straight or bent links the axle will still move and react the same.

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Old 10-02-2020, 04:28 PM   #3
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I agree with the previous poster, bent links are to gain additional clearance under the mid-section of the chassis. On 1:1 rigs, you typically will not see bent links as there generally is not enough clear space for up travel movement.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:00 PM   #4
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My old AX10 needs new links, well really link ends- but this is great info- I think easier is better- Thanks
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