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Old 09-15-2021, 06:54 PM   #21
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I'm running high clearance links with a rear portal because they're long as **** (13.9" wheelbase). I had the links set up with the bends at the axle for no good reason. I just thought that's how it was done. I'm glad Fricker pointed out the way he runs them now. Since my truck is real long and real low, I think he's correct that the extra clearance by the skid is the way to go for LCG. I'll have to get this thing running and test it both ways. Now that we've established there's no incorrect way to run links, I'm gonna say that the bend at the chassis is the correct way.

Pretty significant difference, I'd say... what do you guys think?
For sure that's the right way. Not only more belly clearance, but it also protects the driveshaft from direct impact
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Old 09-15-2021, 07:46 PM   #22
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For sure that's the right way. Not only more belly clearance, but it also protects the driveshaft from direct impact
Very good observation! But I should have noted to ignore the driveshaft angles. In the first picture, I had the differential flipped so the portals would rotate the same direction as the front straight axle. I had to have the pinion/output flipped as well, so the driveshaft was low. I've since put in reverse cut gears to get the driveshaft flipped back up and out of the way. That's just the only picture I have of the whole vehicle from the side with the tires on and link bends at the axle.
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