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post #1 of 35 Old 03-02-2004, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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rear bag location?

I was wondering where will be the best place to put the bags. How does over the axle ride? Or maybe behind the axle? What about on the links? I'm kinda looking for the most pratical/comfortable ride. What are some problems that happens with each set up? Any help would be great. Thanks
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on the links is the best place for them. over the axle rides like poop
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Over the axel rides like a #40 Grit condom. I'm puttin mine on the links as we speak.
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i will tell you that over the axle rides better than behind/off of the axle !!!
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Mine was bagged over the axle when I bought it and it rode like shit. I had it changed to on the links and it rides sooo smooth now I will never own another truck with over the axle bags. !amazed
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Mine are over the axle and it rides great, but on the link would be best
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mine are on the links...rides pruddy damn good if you ask me!

2000 R/T, bagged billet grill, gemtop GT classic fiberglass cover, sittin in primer right now waiting to be sprayed.....tails shaved, along with all handles antenna, thrid brake light, bodyline, and R/T flares molded in, also sittin on 20x8 lexani slates custom made to tuk the rear with out narrowing rear axle. bag set up consist's of 2 3/4 hp comps along with 2 9 gall tanks(which is all sittin in the garage since I when to nitrogen!!) all 5/8 line and 8 1/2 dema HP valves.
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If you run double convoluted bags, never run them on the axle. As stated above, they will always ride like crap. Run that style bag on the trailing arms (link bars).

If you want to run your bag on or behind the axle use a tapered sleeve bag. The load rating on those bags is appropriate for a 1:1 lift ratio.
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Ok if I run a four link (with two links in the front and two links in the back) and place the bags over the rear links, would it be a smooth ride? Or would it be better to place the bags in front of the axle over the links?


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Please do not run your top links reversed (to the rear). I know there are a ton of guys out there who will tell you this is fine. They will also tell you that running a two link solid mounted to your axle is just fine.

If you run your front bars forward and the top bars reversed the two directions work against each other. The lower bars want to swing the axle forward when you lift. The uppers want to swing it back. This can cause severe twisting of the axle and through your pinion angle WAY OFF. Your best bet is to find a method to run everything forward.

If you can not find a way to run a triangulated or wishbone link to mount your bags on the lower links, there are other options. You can run a parallel link forward and then do a third set of links toward the rear using dog bones to mount your bags on. This is essentially the same thing as KP does for the GM and Ford trucks. The other option is to just move the gas tank so you can run a normal triangulated link.

If you have any other questions, ask away.
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