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Old 11-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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As I was making my new bent lower links and they were just not fitting perfect I decided to play around with the idea of moving where they mount to the axle.
This is what I found that might work, I'm sure someone else has tried it and decided against it but I have not see it so here it is.


Alot more ground clearance without a high COG. The links do rub on the trans output but with a bit of tweaking I could get them to clear just fine. There is not alot of flex gained, but none lost at all so any ideas of why this would not work?
Here is a ground clearance pic.. I think I'd move the upper links to the lower mounting on the chassis, this would help protect the drive shat a bit

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Also whay not just mount the lowers from the axle where I have them right to the protruding chassis piece right above where the lower is mounted in the pic above.
These may be stupid ideas and if so please don't bash on me too hard, I'm just trying out a few things and wanting to learn more
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Very creative.... Way to think outta the box... The only issue I can think of, but not really sure if it would be an issue... But side hill control and stability would be a little less cause you don't have the lowers outwards. But other than that it looks good.
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I dont think I have ever seen more anti squat.

I would put the links back on the lower half of the axle. Your axle is going to constantly be trying to drive under the car and wheel hop will be the norm.
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Erik, your right! the axle does seem to roll alot with out a link at the bottom of the axle. I guess my "spread eagle" link set design is a flop.
Oh Well, back to the drawing board, all I really want out of this is more clearance under the rear links.
annedecke has a bad a$$ set up, but when I contacted him I was told they were pretty much a one off. Here is a pic


And this thing is WICKED!


Also Erik I hope to get a set of your knuckle weights under my tree this year.....incase you were thinking of what to get me. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
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Also Erik I hope to get a set of your knuckle weights under my tree this year.....incase you were thinking of what to get me. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
I will forward this message to Santa. Good luck.
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Well Santa didn't do shit for me. I had to drive to Eriks house to get my knuckle weights
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