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post #16 of 27 Old 12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
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So does "forward from rear axle centerline" mean from the center of the axle and axle tube (near pumkin) or straight forward from the center of the axle tube?
It mean s just what it says the center of the axle shaft/ tube


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post #17 of 27 Old 12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
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cool thanks.
What about the upper link 'Y' entries? Is that from the front axle?
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post #18 of 27 Old 12-17-2011, 06:43 PM
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Everything for your rear suspension links is measured from the rear axle centerline.
This should help


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Everything for your rear suspension links is measured from the rear axle centerline.
Im doing this for a front 3 link.
For the upper link the "X" entries ask for the distance for the frame and axle end from the rear axle centerline. The "Y" entries ask for the distance from axle centerline, I assume from the front.
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post #20 of 27 Old 12-17-2011, 06:52 PM
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In this calculator you would input stuff like it's a rear axle.
I played with the 3 link calculator and that is how it makes sense.
The Y measurement is measured from the middle of the axle or total width between the axle link mounts divided by 2.

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In this calculator you would input stuff like it's a rear axle.
I played with the 3 link calculator and that is how it makes sense.
The Y measurement is measured from the middle of the axle or total width between the axle link mounts divided by 2.
Thats where i got thrown off, sometimes axle centerline is the middle of the tube; but for the upper in a three link centerline means the center, (near the middle of the pumpkin on a rear axle)

Does that sound right?
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Yes you would take half the measurement between the wheels as the center for the Y measurement. mark that with some chalk or a sharpy and measure from there for where you want to put the upper link on the axle. Your biggest challenge for the front is to make the draglink and trackbar the same length
and run those as flat as possible, but perpendicular to each other.

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Great, thanks.
Im actually mostly done with the build, just want to plug numbers in the calc to decide on what adjustments to add.
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post #24 of 27 Old 12-18-2011, 07:49 AM
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flat as possible, but perpendicular to each other.
Shouldn't the drag link and track bar be parallel?
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Shouldn't the drag link and track bar be parallel?
Yes, perpendicular wouldn't work out to well lol
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post #26 of 27 Old 12-18-2011, 01:45 PM
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Yes, perpendicular wouldn't work out to well lol
Oops parallel, I got that one all mixed up.

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post #27 of 27 Old 12-18-2011, 05:44 PM
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damn, now i gotta grind off my trackbar mounts..
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