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Post by Ddcimino on Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Has anyone put a four link in a leaf spring car?
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Post by rawshealey on Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:32 pm

Yes, i just put a triangular 4 link on an 8.8 rear end i cut down to fit. I bought an universal kit off e bay and cut it down and welded it on.

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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:27 am

Yes
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Post by Ddcimino on Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:58 am

who was the manufacture?
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Post by Ddcimino on Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:59 am

how did it help the handling?
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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:04 am

Not sure, it's a standard kit from Summit racing my frame came with it, looks like a professional install as the welds look great. I can take lots of pictures and dimensions if you decide to go that way. That's 8.8 rear btw, what are you running?

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Post by Ddcimino on Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:47 pm

I have the ford 8 inch, the motor is a 302 z28, 11 to 1 compression solid lift roller cam 202 aluminum heads that were custom ground by Lorenzo's high flow cylinder heads. It made 485 hp at 8000 rpm. its a hand full!
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Post by Ddcimino on Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:48 pm

oh I forgot it has 4 weber 2 barrels on top
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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:23 pm

No idea how it handles.  I just bought the kit and have been gathering parts to put it together.  It has tubular a arm front suspension.  Someone spent some good money in this department for me so I am happy to benefit from it.  It has 315/35/17 tires on the rear as well with Nitto drag radials so it should hook pretty well.  I am not throwing too much power at it first, just a mild Ford 302 but it will be set up for forced induction to be added once I figure out how to package it in there as there is not a lot of room compared to the Mustang donor car I have.

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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:36 pm

This is the front suspension, I will likely add sway bars depending on how the spring rates are, would rather run a softer rate with a sway bar than a super stiff spring set up
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Post by bwdz on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:37 pm

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Post by Ddcimino on Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:18 pm

nice, my first Sebring had the same front end only with coil over shocks. It was very adjustable.
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Post by Hotrod on Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:26 pm

I'm putting a 3-link in mine. It's all custom. Hope to have it on the road next year.
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Post by David V. on Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:22 pm

Awesome thread. I am moving it to the "tech questions" section so it gets more exposure.

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