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Old 05-10-2003, 04:48 PM
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Hey All, Got a question for you. Anyway, as far handling and ride quality goes, am I better off with a 4 linked rear suspension with a straight axle, Or converting it over to an independant rear suspension? It'll be around 400hp through a corvette 6 speed manual and all wheel drive. The cost or work involved is not a concern. Just the preformance difference since I'm in the middle of making a new frame. Thanks for your imput.
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Old 05-10-2003, 09:32 PM
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For overall package of cornering and ride, the indepedant will probably be better. A triangulated 4 link or 3 link, however, is very good for handling. You have to realize, a car that handles well usually does not ride real well. You have to decide what you are willing to do without.


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use the corvette...they are definitly worth the effort, and hold up well.....as long as you stay around the 400-475 hp range. jm2c.
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Well, Basicly, I'm just taking the front end off another truck and puting it in the rear with ancored tie rods. The four link is easyer, but much more expensive. The independant is much, much more involved, but cheaper???? The front diff will not hold up in the rear with that drive train, so I have to take a ford 9" and shorten it then remachine the axle shafts to work with the cv shafts. Basicly turning the 9' into a diff.(lots and lots of custom machining) I'm just not sure if the added work with worth the gains for the independant. Again, Any input would be of great help.
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