Ridetech's new rear suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Zulu28, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Zulu28

    Zulu28 Veteran Member

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    Looks like Ridetech has come up with an all new design for the second gens, I've been interested in Ridetech products for a long time, the only question mark I had was the back seat area where the brace for the upper link attaches, this new design seems to address any cutting/welding of the frame rails as the new cradle attaches to factory leaf spring hard points.

    http://www.ridetech.com/info/2017/10/new-products-sneak-peek-for-sema/
     
  2. CaliCamaro75

    CaliCamaro75 Veteran Member

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    That does look interesting. I was planning on doing a complete 4 link suspension from ridetech. But with a different set of shocks. But that's a long way out. Will have to keep an eye on this design. Thanks for the post.
     
  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks interesting, just wondering how much that complete system weighs vs the stock rear leaf setup.
     
  4. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    More pics
     

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  5. Zulu28

    Zulu28 Veteran Member

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    Thanks Bonzo, looks like no room for tail pipes??
     
  6. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    I don't think so.

    Ride tech just posted a video on Facebook with more info
     
  7. ProjectCam76

    ProjectCam76 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    With that new design would it strengthen frame too?
     
  8. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    Well that's all well and good until you go to put rear seats in the car. I guess this is a "race-only" system... Too bad because it seemed like a nifty/easy way to go to 4-link. One would think that concept would appeal to those who would use the rear seats, rather than full-time racers who fab a lot of their stuff anyway.

    Seems like a strange intended market?

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  9. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is from RideTech's article, they say you can run a full back seat: RideTech engineered a brace that bolts to both the bulkhead and the rear edge of the transmission tunnel while still allowing you to run a full back seat. Simple holes are drilled into the bulkhead without any welding of the unibody structure.

    Maybe they mean you can run a full back seat with a little bit of fab work?
     
  10. Da_Raabi

    Da_Raabi Veteran Member

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    I dunno... It sure looks like that back seat would be pretty uncomfortable with those big tubes sticking into your lower back.

    It sure seems like a cool kit. Simple is the word. I'm just really curious how that rear seat would work.
     

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