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Old 11-22-2002, 09:32 PM
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Post 4 link vs. triangulated 4 link. rear suspension

How about some pros and cons of each system.
Here is my thought this is for a streetrod about 325 hp. 2800 #, automatic big fats on the rear, narrowed rear end.
It will be at the strip maybe two or three times in its life.
A triangulated 4 link is great for noise smooth riding, no real adjustments. However getting it to hook up at the track might be tough. Even on the street.
Could a true 4 link be set up for the track then reset for the street. Parallel bar fashion. this would use a narrow rear end. A panhard bar is going to be pretty short so I would expect some sideways movement of the body/frame relative to the road. is this practical or just dreaming. I already have seem a broken diagonal track bar and a very noisy Y yoke system on cars that are driven on the street so those are out.

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