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Old 08-24-2015, 08:36 PM   #23 (permalink)
havasusprings
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Originally Posted by dobsogj View Post
There's no side loading of joints or links in a 4 link, just tension & compression - push & pull. With the exception of lower links dragging rocks. In Wishbone style suspensions the joints see side loads but not in a 4 link. Seems like all this would do is possibly limit the travel of the joints. I'm sure you'll be fine though. Nice build
Wrong. Though most are set up the other way and live just fine, mine included. As long as you run a decent size joint you're ok either way. If the upper links are controlling lateral movement of the axle and the joints are vertical, it is a side load. An engineer would say it's not ideal to side load the heim joint.

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