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post #1 of 4 Old 10-09-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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4 link question

Alright have set of Dana 60's from a mid to late 80's ford, basically my winter project. Was going to keep it leaf sprung, and have all the out boarding stuff figured out just haven't gone about buying everything I need. Just came across an amazing deal for all mounts, coil buckets trusses and such basically for free(trading stuff) I've only read a little on linking but my questions are: will a coil bucket even fit on the driver side of a mid 80's Dana 60? How difficult is it to actually set up the links, I have help and all but just curious. If I were to do this, buy up a set of coils, Dom tubing and joints is that all I would need? Its still gonna see a bit of road so would it be a good idea? And when it comes to coils would 3" lift coils be to big or find a set of stock ones?

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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Hopefully Ripper will chime in, he 4 linked the rear of his YJ. I have been debating doing the same thing. A lot of it depends on what end goal you are looking at, and how you go about it. Double triangulation, single etc...

He did mention that it took him "a couple hundred hours" to set up his links correctly. There is a lot of geometry to figure out. You will want to do a lot of reading and playing with a link calculator. Most of it is still over my head.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-09-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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Well as it seems deals keep coming my way so what started as something small ended up going a lot further then expected but hey what the hell. I know he has everything for a double triangulation setup and I'm actually pretty damn good in the math department so that doesn't worry me. I just don't know if I should just go ahead and coil over the front due to space or will a coil bucket work, never driven in a linked setup either so dunno what it would be like on the road if any different from a tj or jk. But I'm also not worried about just leaving it leaf springs either. But sturdier is always better.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-09-2013, 01:02 PM
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Jump over to pirate4x4.com and start reading on the hardcore section and the builds there. It's a little harder to fit a coil bucket on an 80's dana 60 due to the driver side length off of the pumpkin. Most run coilovers to save on space but a coil bucket can work if you cut some of the metal out of the spring perch of the dana 60.

I've rode in stretched rigs with leaf springs and I've rode in stretched rigs with links and each have their own pros/cons. You'll have to weigh that out for yourself to decide.

I'd personally go the link setup.

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