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4 link rear suspension
#1376036 Sat Sep 05 2020 07:12 PM
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I was looking into replacing the rear springs but after looking over prices, I’d be better off upgrading to a 4 link kit. There are a plethora of kits for the 1/2 ton but few offerings for the 3/4 ton. I see Fabquest makes one that interests me. Anyone have any experience with this company?

https://www.fabquest.com/search-by-t...reet-rods.html


Robert C.
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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1376043 Sat Sep 05 2020 08:02 PM
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That link doesn’t work for me.
I just did a complete (all 4) spring/shackle/bushing/pin replacement on my 3600 for right at $1000


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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1376048 Sat Sep 05 2020 09:29 PM
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Yeah, that's about what i had calculated, but for about the same price i can get the 4 link and a set of the Viking coilovers.

This link should work:

https://www.fabquest.com/search-by-...pan-hard-from-full-tilt-street-rods.html


Robert C.
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If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
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1950 3600
Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1376051 Sat Sep 05 2020 09:43 PM
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That’s a cool set up.
I can see doing it for street rod, but not a 3/4T thats going to haul stuff.

Some questions come to mind
-what axle tube diameter are the bracket radiused for?
-what rate springs
-are the shocks rebuildable / revalveable


Pat
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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1376097 Sun Sep 06 2020 03:27 AM
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Mine has carried its last load, purely a street rod now.

They're designed for 3" axles, standard spring listed @ 275 but other sizes available. Idk if they're rebuildable.


Robert C.
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If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
I'm a Genius in the making.

1950 3600
Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1376119 Sun Sep 06 2020 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by mobileortho
Mine has carried its last load, purely a street rod now.

They're designed for 3" axles, standard spring listed @ 275 but other sizes available. Idk if they're rebuildable.

No need to keep the heavy load leafs and rough ride then!
A 3” tube should allow you to fit just about any 1/2T axle out there. The newer 8lug stuff uses larger tubes.


Pat
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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1377155 Tue Sep 15 2020 04:44 PM
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I ended up ordering the TCI kit from Speedway. [speedwaymotors.com] They offered the best price and had a small discount and free shipping that saved a couple hundred bucks. Only problem is it's back ordered.


Robert C.
Think critically, grow spiritually, change your world..

If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
I'm a Genius in the making.

1950 3600
Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1377221 Wed Sep 16 2020 01:43 AM
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Hey Robert,
You need to stop posting links to sites which have "Add to cart" on them. You almost caused me to hit the button and order that 4 link! smile
It is kin to sending links from Jim Beam to alcoholics.
Yes, once again, it is "your fault." smile smile

Re: 4 link rear suspension
52Carl #1377292 Wed Sep 16 2020 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
Hey Robert,
You need to stop posting links to sites which have "Add to cart" on :Dthem. You almost caused me to hit the button and order that 4 link! smile
It is kin to sending links from Jim Beam to alcoholics.
Yes, once again, it is "your fault." smile smile

Hey man, I'm sorry! lol! grin grin


Robert C.
Think critically, grow spiritually, change your world..

If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
I'm a Genius in the making.

1950 3600
Re: 4 link rear suspension
bartamos #1377294 Wed Sep 16 2020 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bartamos
The last guy on here who bought the TCI kit for a 3/4T went thru heck and back. Never did find out what happened. Big screw up by TCI. They came to his house/shop to redesign product and instructions I think. Better read this.. I was heavy on helping him. He, nor I, never got any credit for straightening TCI out. smile


Oh wow! One of the main reasons why I went that route (aside for the cost savings offered by Speedway) was I thought they had a reputation for engineering quality products! I wonder if that issue was resolved? I'm going to call them to see for sure & if not i'll cancel and order the Fabquest kit.


Robert C.
Think critically, grow spiritually, change your world..

If it's true what they say, "You learn from your mistakes,"
I'm a Genius in the making.

1950 3600
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