|11-25-2012 08:02 PM|
|Oldguy||You go first|
|11-25-2012 06:54 PM|
|wanderlust||Ya, hmm.. Would be an interesting experiment|
|11-25-2012 06:51 PM|
|Oldguy||Oh, there is one slight problem with this design. Those shackles on the axle would give bump steer a whole new level of meaning...|
|11-25-2012 06:40 PM|
|Oldguy||You know, as silly as it sounds, it could actually work. Equal length parallel four link, shackles mounted to the axle, centered on a subframe. It would be flexy as hell, no hassles with triangulation, but you would definitely need those fancy shocks|
|11-25-2012 06:19 PM|
|wanderlust||Hmmm, mono leaf.....|
|11-25-2012 06:16 PM|
yeah, you're always getting wound up over these new fangled contraptions. Four link suspensions have been around forever, practically since the invention of the steam engine. I just can't see turning the rear of my jeep into a teeter totter.
I figure that you will come up with and discard forty or fifty suspensions before the first of the year. Have you considered converting to leaf springs? It would give you a truly one of a kind look.
Or you could do a transverse leaf four link like the 1930 fords used. I've always liked how they look...
|11-25-2012 04:04 PM|
Probably still want a stiffer rear sway bar but the super sophisticated variable rate shocks shouldn't be necessary. I try to keep things as simple as possible.
ahh Ed, they are not that bad Nice thing about King shocks is the life time $50 rebuild/revalve. They cost a bit more upfront but over the life of the product it pays back. Who knows what I am going to do, havent even settled on a design, once I do it will be sometime after that before I am even ready to cut, weld or bend anything
|11-24-2012 09:46 PM|
|11-24-2012 12:51 PM|
|wanderlust||3 links need alot more math, they are great offroad. Lower links control axle placement, uppers are for axle roll. Three links have a habit of the axle moving around.. Depending on the spacing on a single triangle rear, it can also do the same thing. Double triangulated is the way to do it. I may wind up with a 3 link but, will have an aftermarket rear sway bar and coilovers with position sensitive dampening.|
|11-24-2012 10:06 AM|
|11-24-2012 09:27 AM|
|Oldguy||I love the "just". Properly setting one up is a bitch. Then there is the crappy handling on the road. I am setting up my truss for variable link spacing on the upper links. Spaced close you get nearly the same articulation as with a three link, set wide you get much better stability.|
|11-24-2012 08:50 AM|
|jagerhelix||At least with the 3 link it's just a truss mounted control arm going to a new rear upper control arm crossbar right? besides the prep and labor it looks like a fairly inexpensive transition. You could probably recoup some cost by selling your uppers too|
|11-23-2012 03:32 PM|
|wanderlust||They addressed running coilovers with out cutting up the body. To run a true triangulated four link you have to move the fuel tank. Genrite has done it but they have a fuel tank that goes where the muffler is and remove the factory tank completely. I ran a half ass four link for awhile but it had horrible short comings. Couldn't get the geometry right without ditching the fuel tank. I may go to a three link rear and completely shave all the brackets off the axle and start from scratch. Jk lower arm brackets just hang down way to far. With a full width 1 ton in the rear I may be able to outboard a set of coilovers but I would have to sit down a really measure stuff. May have to pinch in the frame in the rear.|
|11-23-2012 02:20 PM|
|11-23-2012 02:17 PM|
he had a 2DR JK on 43's or 42's Iroks I forget what exact size with that T&T setup and other goodies man I was drooling over it
Those pics that I posted are from a build thread, you can follow the build thread here:
T&T Custom's project "Apocalypto" - JeepForum.com
|11-23-2012 02:14 PM|
|wanderlust||One of the biggest problems for jk rear suspension is the fuel tank. Being mounted along the side is a pain for non-factory link arrangements|
|11-23-2012 01:36 PM|
|jagerhelix||That is a sick setup.|
|11-23-2012 01:05 PM|
I think I'll be very happy if I let the guys @ T&T Customs do their thing with my Jeep.
Something like this would be sick:
|11-23-2012 10:49 AM|
Oh what to do
Still figuring out what to do with my suspension... 4 link, 3 link, 5 link, coil overs, cantilever rear setup... Ahhh.. So many options... Need to get on long arms, short arms with my amount of travel has been more of a problem than it is worth.