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Old 04-17-2013, 09:30 PM
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Has anybody done a custom swap like this? Looking for good options to keep tires planted, lower the truck and not have to do major surgery to frame and bed.
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Nobody!? 37 views and no responses... Anyone considered or even looked in to this idea? Any good recommendations on taming these 66" leaf springs?
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I built a 5 link and mounted qa1 coilovers in mine, but I've been autocrossing mine and doing stupid stuff that shouldn't be done in a 4800lb tank. how much power are you running? Caltracks and the polyurethane leaf bushings help alot!
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Did your set-up require frame surgery? I have gotten more than a few suggestions for CalTracks, but they don't solve the ride height issue.
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Did your set-up require frame surgery? I have gotten more than a few suggestions for CalTracks, but they don't solve the ride height issue.
Ive just got a 4/6 drop on mine
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Ive just got a 4/6 drop on mine
Hey BoostedSport,

Any pics of your 5-link set-up?
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This is exactly what I am wanting to do.
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My suggestion since you'll be starting from scratch would be to go with a watts link instead of the less than ideal panhard bar.
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My suggestion since you'll be starting from scratch would be to go with a watts link instead of the less than ideal panhard bar.
I'm not familiar with the watts link. What is that?
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I'm not familiar with the watts link. What is that?
Like the panhard bar the watts link is a way to keep the axle centered on a four link suspension. The panhard bar makes the axle travel in an arc since it's tied to one side of the frame. The watts link keeps it perfectly centered.

If you look at the bottom of the page on this link they have an animation of both a panhard bar and two styles of watts links. http://www.miracerros.com/mustang/t_suspension.htm

They also have a cool animation showing the flaw of the macpherson strut design.

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