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Triangulated 4-link w/coilovers

im wanting to 4link my truck as well as narrow the frame a few inches and slam it to the ground with some 20s. any advice on how to four link it and i would gladly appreciate advice on how to pick the right coilover. i would probably get adjustable ones but i need advice! pics too! check out the pic ive attached as this is my idea.
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Let's start by getting some more info out of the way, What are you 4 linking the truck for? What I mean by that is, are your intentions to bag it, or are you doing this for drag racing. If you are going with a drag application, I'd say go parallel 4 link, over triangulated, If you are doing bags, than I'd go with the trianglation, Since you want coil overs, it is based on the weight that you have out back of your vehicle, figure that out and then order up a set, I'd go with QA-1 adjustables, to my knowledge they are one of the best on the market.

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Let's start by getting some more info out of the way, What are you 4 linking the truck for? What I mean by that is, are your intentions to bag it, or are you doing this for drag racing. If you are going with a drag application, I'd say go parallel 4 link, over triangulated, If you are doing bags, than I'd go with the trianglation, Since you want coil overs, it is based on the weight that you have out back of your vehicle, figure that out and then order up a set, I'd go with QA-1 adjustables, to my knowledge they are one of the best on the market.
im not really fourlinking it for any of those. im wanting to narrow the frame in the rear about three inches to fit wider rubber. i am basically wanting to make it a pro-touring truck. not a drag racer. sure id like to take it down the strip a few times but thats not what im building it for. i want it to go fast, handle good and if i want to drive it to work i can. i want to have a nice offset on my wheels so i have a nice lip on it. im looking at some 20x12 boss wheels with 335 30 20 Michelin Pilot Sports but it doesn't have to be that specific tire. but i want something about 12-13 inches wide. does this give you more info?
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Let's start by getting some more info out of the way, What are you 4 linking the truck for? What I mean by that is, are your intentions to bag it, or are you doing this for drag racing. If you are going with a drag application, I'd say go parallel 4 link, over triangulated, If you are doing bags, than I'd go with the trianglation, Since you want coil overs, it is based on the weight that you have out back of your vehicle, figure that out and then order up a set, I'd go with QA-1 adjustables, to my knowledge they are one of the best on the market.
ok so i just did some research and i think im gunna bag it cuz a kit is 899 on streetbeatcustoms.com so with that said, you have any advice?
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do you wanna lay frame? Because narrowing the frame in the back is gonna be a big job in its self and to do what you want you are gonna have to narrow the rear end. you'll never find a rim that wide or that size with the offset you would need to lay frame.
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do you wanna lay frame? Because narrowing the frame in the back is gonna be a big job in its self and to do what you want you are gonna have to narrow the rear end. you'll never find a rim that wide or that size with the offset you would need to lay frame.
no i dont want to lay frame. does anybody know what a pro touring vehicle is?
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ok so i just did some research and i think im gunna bag it cuz a kit is 899 on streetbeatcustoms.com so with that said, you have any advice?
dont buy it, thats ART parts. never heard much good from them.


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i still think you will have too shorten the rear end.
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rear would have to be narrowed. and to bag for suspension tune and not dragging (yes i know what touring is)

stay away from cheap parts like that kit. easy way would be airlift strut bags much like ART shockwaves but much cheaper.
something like this and you have to order per height needed, weight, and stiffness

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any kit that claims it fits a dak is lying, not to mention for 900 its cheap and your gunna whind up replaceing half of the parts to make it safe for the roads
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rear would have to be narrowed. and to bag for suspension tune and not dragging (yes i know what touring is)

stay away from cheap parts like that kit. easy way would be airlift strut bags much like ART shockwaves but much cheaper.
something like this and you have to order per height needed, weight, and stiffness

Sleeve Style Medium AirOver Shock Pair | suicidedoors.com

any kit that claims it fits a dak is lying, not to mention for 900 its cheap and your gunna whind up replaceing half of the parts to make it safe for the roads
i already relize i have to shorten my axle but im going to put a 8 3/4 or 9 1/4 in it with posi so im not too worried about it.

So dragn94 you suggest to use a strut type bag for the rear? what about the front?? should i just do a static drop or bag it as well?
That kit was just for all the bags fittings compressor and lines. i dont think it came with any mounting plate plus i would engineer my own anyways if it did. is there a complete kit or two kits i can combine out there that will work for my app? i know that everybody claims that it will fit but fitting and not fitting are obviously two different things lol.
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