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Good book on street rod suspensions?

Hi Guys,

I'm looking at T bucket project and I find myself a little mystified by the suspension setups - some use short hair pins, some long hair pins, some four links in the front only, some four links all the way around, etc..

Is there a good book that explains the pros and cons of such setups in simple vehicles like the bucket I'm contemplating?

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Steve

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Good book on street rod suspensions

I don't know of any books on all of the suspension set ups, but there have been articles on how to set up your suspension properly. Basically, you want the front radius rods or hair pins so they attach to the frame at the same place as the steering. As for the rear radius rods or hair pins, by keeping the length the same as the distance from the U-joint to the center of the rear axle, everything swings in the same arch. Of course, depending on the components used, you sometimes have to make adjustments.

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http://home.earthlink.net/~whshope/ Go here for a good learning experience about suspension..one of the things to avoid is bump steer when setting up the front..My personal preference is for a 4 bar as it does handle better..

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