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I wonder if I can get away with running bushings where the tube connects to the axle tubes and then running a big ass hiem joint somewhere inside the frame rails that can rotate. Any comments? Sure, I'd use bushings on the axle side. The hiem joints are not going to help any on the axle side if you have 2 different mounting points on the axle. Where the bushings are going to be on the axle, you will not be experiencing any twisting, that is taken up at the hiem joint on the other end of the link, bolted to the frame. Bu using the busings, you'll be saving $$ and sacrificing no functionalbility(?)
 

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i've just gotten into coilovers on my willys the best book i have so far is the dave morgan chassis book. jegs has them in stock i think its 29.95 but money well spent. this book covers all the basics and how to change anti squat ect. its geared towards drag racing but its all the same when it comes to geometry. its very intelled but well written i got the idea from a drag racing buddy he read this book and made his owen rear suspension and the car hooks killer runs in the 8s and has a 1.30 60 foot time and trips the 60 foot beams with the rear tires.the book is awsome i personaly didn't get any respones on this board on the same subject but its good someone did. personaly ive changed my mind again and im going 1/4 rear and coilovers front...lets get it !!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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You will have to do some tricky sterring links for it to work right. I was thinking of doing a five link with on of the lateral links left out leaving four and not having to worry about any bind but still steering right by matching the draglink with the track bar.
 

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So does anyone have any links on how to mount coilovers in the front? And would I have to run a hydro steering setup to get it to work right with no binding?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't it be almost impossible to get anti-squat on the front end without mounting the links in front of the axle. Otherwise the links would have to be level or pointed upward to the axle from the frame, which is not practical on a lifted truck. How important is anti-squat for the front axle. I completely realize it's value on the rear end.
 

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Originally posted by tacurl:
<STRONG>Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't it be almost impossible to get anti-squat on the front end without mounting the links in front of the axle. Otherwise the links would have to be level or pointed upward to the axle from the frame, which is not practical on a lifted truck. How important is anti-squat for the front axle. I completely realize it's value on the rear end.</STRONG>
Actually the front end will "unload" when you climb rocks due to the angle and length of the front links (similar to anti-squat in the rear). The key to fixing that problem is long links which will lessen the angle and lesson the radius that the link see's. Thats why most Bronco guys make longer or lengthen the radius arms on early bronco's.

[ 10-10-2001: Message edited by: Ant ]
 
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