so here is my dilemma:
I need more height. I need to get some more air under the belly. AND I need to get rid of the factory 4link+panhard
I am currently running currie 4.5" coils that give me about 4" of lift over stock. the plan is to sell them and put in a set of synergy suspension (polyperf) 6" coils.
once I have the 6" coils in, I will need to deal with the fact that my CAs will be at an extremely steep angle. right now, the arms are at a pretty good angle, not too steep. I really like my short arms, they travel just fine, I can easily travel a 12" shock with them and they are never hung up on anything. the bigger problem is the inherent bind in the factory suspension.
the answer is a 3-link.
the upper link is easy: cut the factory passenger side mount off the axle, grab a 8" link tower from Ruffstuff or the like, weld on, plate the inside of the unibody and weld on a link bracket. make a link with a pair of 2.5" JJs and be done.
the lowers are another story.
I've been thinking about this a lot recently, and an Idea popped into my brain.
why not cut the LCA mounts off the axle, and move them up flush with the tube and keep the frame side mounts where they are?
that will do a couple things for me:
it will lessen the angle of the CAs with the extra lift height, which is good
since my shock mounts are attached to the lower CA mount it will move them up~2" giving me back the same travel numbers I started with (5"up,6.5"down)
it means I don't have to weld on new lower mounts and make new lower arms, it keeps my arms short so that I don't get hung up on them.
more ground clearance at axle.
I will be stepping up to 35"s as well and this will give me the extra fender room I need without loosing any travel.
this must be a streetable rig still, its not a daily driver anymore but it still will see a lot of road miles
this rig will stay full-bodied
so am I retarded or what? thoughts?
here are a few pics of what I currently have for perspective.
LCA mount and shock mount, well below the tube
CA angle at ride height