Originally Posted by JJeeper09
Since you are already building arms and brackets, why didn't you 4-link?
What will you wheel base be? Those arms just seem to be a lot of work for little gain as far as performance. You still have a limiting track bar, and stock coil bucket location.. Seems if you are going to do all the work, might as well got the extra to do it right..
The reason for keeping the factory style 4-link + panhard bar was because of the open space in between the frame rails. The Triangulated setups make that space useless for the most part. The goal is to have a secondary fuel tank on the drivers side of the shaft, and the exhaust, electric cut-out muffler bypass (volume control :-) ) and maybe an air tank on the passenger side. Also - the wheelbase is extended to 117" so the tail wiggle effect of the track bar compressing on a hard bump shouldn't be such a problem.
The advantage of going through the trouble of doing it - better geometry through longer ranges of wheel travel - better ride - better impact absorption. When you catch air (not something I make a big habit of but it was an unintentional launch off of a dune that bent the old frame and initiated this whole project!) - the short arms end up on a sharp downwards angle. When the nose comes down and makes contact with the ground - the direction of the impact is along the direction of the arm. This transfers the energy to the chassis and the shock absorbers don't play such a big role. With the long arms, the arms will be flatter - which in turn means they won't be at such an extreme angle when they extend - and that means on the impact the shock absorber can dampen things better. In addition I'll be adding King bump stops - we just haven't got that far yet.
For fun - note the size of the stock arms on the floor on the left in the above pic.