12-26-2002, 05:58:00 PM
Is it possible? would it be beneficial? I have been thinkin about it for awhile. in my 79 mali I had four link and it was super solid in the corners. better then my 75 camaro but it has wasted bushings and springs and stuff. (this is a continuance from my post in the suspention section)
12-26-2002, 11:20:00 PM
Sure, its doable... but I wouldn't recommend it
If you get the geometery wrong on a 4-link it WILL bind around corners.
Getting the geometry right isn't as easy as you would think. The last 4-link we built had to have 42-inch long lower control arms to come into spec.
A 3-link is a much better approach for a street car
350 / M21 4spd
'95 Firebird Formula
Sales / Tech - The Speed Merchant, San Jose, CA
12-27-2002, 02:16:00 PM
Wouldnt a three link not be as solid. or would the bar going east-west pretty much keep it in place? The reason im asking is my suspension is shot so i am exploring my options. thanks for the input
[This message has been edited by T-funk (edited December 27, 2002).]
12-27-2002, 10:25:00 PM
Well - look at it this way - every single NASCAR, 90% of the CP SCCA cars, and most of the American Iron cars run 3-link suspensions
Strength is not an issue
12-31-2002, 04:30:00 AM
February 2003 Car Craft has an article on upgrading rear supsension. See the "Ultimate Chevelle" Article page 28. It just so happens they are upgrading a rear suspension on a Chevelle with a truck trailing arm rear setup. Like Lowend said this is the same setup that Nascar cars use. While currently the company offering this suspension change does not offer one for Camaros they said they will be soon. Check out the link its for the Nova supension, since the Nova is close to our f-body platform.
If you were good with a welder you could get the parts off a 1960-72 GM pickup and fab up your own kit.