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    3 link idea.

    Hey,

    Well next on my rig is an EXO cage and stretching the rear 4" or 6" havent decided how much yet. At first my plan was double triangulated 4 link in the rear like most guys would run. But now im leaning towards a 3 link wishbone design...

    So here are some pics of it tell me what you think of it






    SO you think better or worse then 4 link ??

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    thats cool, if you set yours up this way you should set up a truss and attetch the upper link to the truss. he clearly diddnt have a brake line bender haha
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    Looks good. Knida like it. Does the Top link able so swivel? Looks like it. The lower links I would use JJs RE Joints to increase flex too. Also personally I would keep the upper link closer to the pumkin to reduce the moment around the axle tube and a brace to were pinion area of the casting.
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    so better or worse looking then a 4 linked? haha

    Thanks

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    i dont know...
    could you take a picture of the wishbone where the big nut is...
    there is something i cant put my finger on... i think i need mor epics
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    haha no i cant sorry.. i just found the on the web of someone elses build this is all i got to go by... i think it is a jam nut welded to the 2x2 square tub and the other lock nut is there for i dont know why... and as the axle pivots the threads allow it to move or adjust the pinion..

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    i think it might work with some mods... i dont know why but i dont like that jam nut from what i can see. and some gussets would hurt either.

    i would like to see a shot of of it flexed... but i know it is just taken form the net

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    with the wish bone joint located vertically like that the pinion angle will be forced to change as the suspension goes through it's travel .. a 4 link allows pinion angle to remain constant .. probably not a big deal on a trail rig
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    Should work fine, it's the same set up as suzuki sidekick etc.. It looks like that guy is not finished it yet, like Rambo said a few gussets here and there. I dont like the mount at the top of the truss, and the truss looks pretty remedial compared to the rest of the build but it might be less work than a four link.
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    Thats the jeep the suspensionis on. Those are 35" wranglers its lifted like 8"

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    thanks for the input guys

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    i say that design looks like crap. for one i dont like how he has mounted his lowers below the axle. a four link would be no less work then this set up.
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    ahh i see it is a stock axle with stock axle mounts now. nm

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    If he is using the threads for flex then it is a bad idea! They will gt sloppy very fast. Also any three link rear I has seen has a ton of torque lift and brake dive. 4 link is prooven .

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    in the pics looks like the rear axle is flexing less then half the front is alot of stress on the front.

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    I can't comment on the exact setup and the way it was build, however, that is some POOR flex in the rear. The rear of a vehicle is pretty much always better at flexing than the front, it seems, from the pictures, that he has less flex in the rear than my Volvo.
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    So then double triangulated 4 link with a truss is a better way for me to go you guys think?

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    i think so... that looks kinda booty

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    I would say the design is a bit piss poor. that kind of seup is ok for trail only, but his design is a bit shade tree.

    first of all, you have to worry about the antisquat and dive and rear steer. That system will give you piles of rear steer which would suck because if you hit a bump going down the road, your axle will counter steer for you causing loss of control.

    If you are going to build one, I would go four link and get all your variables, before you design it. winging it is not a good idea as there is alot going on back there. if you are serious about it and want to further pursue it, give me a shout and I can give you a hand with the design.
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    you could go double triangulated 4 link, but if i were you id just trianglulate the rear uppers, that would be alot simpler IMO ,

    also those 3 link wishbone setups work great when they are designed right ,but the one you showed us isnt
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