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Old 02-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Link Setup on my Ranger

Hi guys, So ive got a '97 ranger that used to have a rough country 6" setup on it, and recently I decided to go to tons. Dana 60 front/rear. The rear is all set with leafs, but for the front end I am still a little undecided. I recently have done quite a bit of research on 3 link wishbone setups, but in the past have always thought about going with a triangulated 4 link. The truck will be setup for the rocks, rolling on ~37" tires. Can someone give me some insight on what would be better for my application? I know its kind of a broad question, but I am pretty new to all of this. The front axle is out of a 2005 f250 if that helps any. Thanks a ton!
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well if you havent already cut off the factory radius arm brackets then you need to start with a radius arm setup.

trust me, if you havent researched suspension design and handling characteristics then its not going to perform worth a fuck.

and if you think a RA setup is inferior to a 3 or 4 link then you might want to check out cousin willard (offroad designs truck)

youll be much happier with the effort put into the front suspension if you go with a RA setup than you would if you "tried" a 3 or 4 link...
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A 4 trangulated link would require a hyro steering or something like that...keep that in mind.


Just do some research, I can't tell you what would work best for you.
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the radius arms or 3 link is gonna be your best bet. but if you dont know much about link setups then you could setup some leaves that could perform well.
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the radius arms or 3 link is gonna be your best bet. but if you dont know much about link setups then you should continue educating yourself, because you cant put leafs on a 05 and newer superduty axle .
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Alright, Thank you! I have been looking into doing a radius arm setup slightly. Or even possibly a 4 link setup that was made for the f250, but just the arms. But just the arms. I am going to keep an open mind, and go with whatever ends up being easiest, but best in the long run. I just dont want to have to go back through it all and re-doing it later on.
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