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Pics of your 4-link set up

Anyone have any pictures of their 4-link set up. I'm getting to that point on mine. Need some ideas on the best way to go about it. I'm planning on triangulated 4-link, not sure if it will be bags on bars or axle. Any help/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
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I don't have anypics with the bed off, but i m running a reverse 4link with the bags over the axle

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i was told that a reverse four link look good and seem to work correctly but if you look closely and watch it operate the rear diff does not stay at the correct angle when all the way down and up... just be careful... the safe design is a true 4 link with bags between the cab and rear wheels... at that point you put more weight on the bag and get a smoother ride, also you will get a better pick height. if i could redo my 4 link i would put in a wishbone 3 link... easy to work with and i would have made it myself out of square stock... ill look for some pictures and see if i can post the pics from my link and truck.. also do some research make sure you understand how a 4 link works.. the triangluar portion should be the same length as the two outer bars... and they all should run the same distance apart from top of axle to bottom so on and so forth.

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http://www.biokustoms.com/2010/07/designerol5/

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

read carefully. also look at the rest of the page. max fish=suspension jesus. reverse 4 links "work" but when i say "work" i mean that sure your truck goes up and down but any benefit of having a 4 link is thrown out the window. but if thats all you care about then go for it.

@joeytyler- any link system when improperly installed/designed/set up will change pinion angle (its bound to happen unless you know exactly what your doing) or the axle will move front or back during its range of motion. in theory the axle should go straight up and down. not saying i know how to do it the right way, but do your homework before you start welding crap in.

in other words pm dragn or get with someone who knows what they are doing and isnt going to try to convince you to 2 link that shit!

my 3 cents, because my opinion is worth more.
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Thats the same set up I have in my truck, when i bought it, it was the only set up that looked like i could use for a dakota. Im in the process of redoin my truck and can'r make up my mind to go with the same set up or change it. What do yall recomend.
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change it. run a standard link system but use a wishbone on top.. thats how i plan to do mine down the road. i designed my 4 link on cad to make sure it would work properly and it does just not alot of room. the wishbone is nice cuz you only need to bolt one joint to a crossmember instead of two. this saves space when laying out cuz the joints like to lay close to the drive shaft. its all personal choice. i like a traditional link system with a wishbone because its easy to adjust and also the bags are close to the cab...more weight on the bag the smoother the ride and in that location you will get great pick. i'll find my pics of my current setup tonight.

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Thats the same set up I have in my truck, when i bought it, it was the only set up that looked like i could use for a dakota. Im in the process of redoin my truck and can'r make up my mind to go with the same set up or change it. What do yall recomend.
Thats what I went with almost 10 years ago never had an issue or problem.. and it rides fantastic. It does need to be changed but when your 15-16 years old and never done anything like this in ur life, it looks good, and goes up and down.. haaha what the hell do i know.. lol

My WHOLE truck is due for a rework, but ... who knows when.. its sat in storage basically for the last 8 years.. maybe 200 or so kms on it since..

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well with any custom work it will end up needing to be reworked at some point. but just like you said, it looked good and went up and down. and im not saying its the worst set up in the world, its just that you lose all the benefits of a 4 link set up. and i understand the need/want for a reverse 4 link. space, gas tank, exhaust etc. but a 4 link is based on the center of the vehicle its being installed in versus the center of the vehicle behind you. so i still say that if at all possible use a forward facing link system.
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im looking to bag my 98 i wanna go with a 4 link system whats the best way i should go about it?
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