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post #781 of 925 Old 12-19-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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These brackets come with multiple height holes to mount to. I will have to go back and measure and temp mount the brackets to make sure I can do those distances. Most of my numbers were based on rough measurements I made earlier in the week.


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post #782 of 925 Old 12-19-2013, 11:54 PM
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Giterdun.... Using prefabbed mounts doesn't leave much to the imagination. You're gonna pick a link length probably around 25", tack the frame mounts, float a link over to the truss, tack a mount there. Double check and call it good. Haha.


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Pretty much haha. Just need to know where to place the frame mount and go from there.

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post #784 of 925 Old 12-20-2013, 09:08 PM
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I'd suggest putting your brackets where you lowers will clear the frame at full hard bump. Triangulation of your lowers at 10 degrees which is what most 4 link brackets model and what you want for up travel will be your limitation.
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Thats a great idea Jeremy I'll be working on placement tomorrow and thats what I'll start with to give me a ballpark location for the frame mounts.

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post #786 of 925 Old 12-22-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I started preping the 4 link, I'm using CA that I got a few years ago and I think they may be too long. Either way here are some pictures with some measurements.

Got the lowers at 16 1/4 no frame interference from what I can see I'll have to tack it all in and cycle everything to be sure.



Uppers at 25 1/4 giving me 9" of separation but I'll need to bring them done to 25 to keep my upper parallel since the frame is 25.




So far there are a few things I need to address before I can actually tack everything is the biggest being CA length. I'm looking at 27 lowers with 31 uppers, thats almost longarm length :O. Another thing is I need to extend the truss bridge further back so the upper mount has plenty of surface to sit on.

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27" lowers is a good length IMO. The uppers will always be a little longer... Obviously. If things look good there that'll work fine.


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I think I'm over thinking all this 4 link stuff and worrying to much about arm length and everything. Just putting it together and letting the brackets go where they may might be the way to do it and not worry.

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Did mine at 26 and it works good for me.
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post #790 of 925 Old 12-22-2013, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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New question of thought.

Should I?

A. extend the rear of the truss with some 3/16th boxed in section

B. Cut the UCA bracket where the back ends and have backless brackets

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why not just shorten the upper arms so the brackets sit on the truss just fine?

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I would set the length so there is enough space to get your fasteners in. Then I would add surface area to your truss so that you have as much weld area as possible. Be sure you get your pinion angle correct so you get the orientation of your axle LCA correct. Looks good!
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why not just shorten the upper arms so the brackets sit on the truss just fine?
Even with them being shorter the bracket would be to big. It's just how the brackets are.

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I would set the length so there is enough space to get your fasteners in. Then I would add surface area to your truss so that you have as much weld area as possible. Be sure you get your pinion angle correct so you get the orientation of your axle LCA correct. Looks good!
I don't think my cut idea wasn't a good one so I'm planning on extended the bridge back and adding some supports under it.

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From this angle it appeared you could bring it forward more but if not then yeah add some material to the rear.

I have those same brackets and mine didn't fit completely on my truss either but more so then yours
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Yea the truss isn't your standard width setup but oh well

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