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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1377381 Thu Sep 17 2020 03:23 AM
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If I were you I would contact the fellow on the post I linked. He has the answer.


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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1377410 Thu Sep 17 2020 12:56 PM
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I did, sent him a PM on yesterday but he hasn't responded yet. Also called TCI to ask about the issues he listed in his post. The particular tech I spoke with didn't know anything about it. Not feeling comfortable with that response, I cancelled the Speedway order and refocused my attention on the Fabquest unit.


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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1377446 Thu Sep 17 2020 08:02 PM
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OK, let us know if the member here contacts you. Don't want to be against TCI if they have cleaned up the issue. for 3/4 T Chevy 4 link.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
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Re: 4 link rear suspension
bartamos #1378558 Sat Sep 26 2020 04:13 PM
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I did hear back from Gary. After his experience I decided to order the Fulltilt unit. They look super simple to install based on this video:

https://www.fulltiltstreetrods.com/rear-suspension.html

Cant wait until it gets here!


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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1378582 Sat Sep 26 2020 08:54 PM
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What did Gary say? What was the final outcome? Why did you decide not to go with TCI? Did they not fix the problem?


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
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I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1378616 Sun Sep 27 2020 01:32 AM
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Basically that the TCI unit was a nightmare and took months and numerous calls to the vendor to install. He thinks that Fabquest will be a better choice. I found out that it’s actually made by Full Tilt so I gave them a call and ordered it from them. They’re made to order so it will be a few weeks before I receive it.

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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1379610 Mon Oct 05 2020 12:54 PM
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Got the kit in this weekend. Didn't have a lot of garage time, but I did manage to get the passenger side mocked up. After removing the leaf springs, the bracket is oriented using the two existing holes on the frame, then marked the spot to drill the remaining holes. I still have to figure out how to mount the pan hard bar, I'll follow up with the vendor to see how that's done.

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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1379646 Mon Oct 05 2020 05:39 PM
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I noticed the "C" notch in your frame, how low are planning to have the truck set?

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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1379648 Mon Oct 05 2020 06:14 PM
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Can't see the whole notch and don't know if it is finished, but if I am seeing it correctly, it is about 65% weaker than the rest of the factory frame and could cause a catastrophic failure. Especially with the "Hot Rod Street machine" you seem to be building.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
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Re: 4 link rear suspension
mobileortho #1379652 Mon Oct 05 2020 06:44 PM
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I'm with bartamos on the notch. With over half of the frame height cut away, you've severely compromised the strength or the frame. Strength is dictated mainly bu the depth of the section.


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