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Old 05-19-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Rockwell 4 link

Looking for some input on a 4 link setup using rockwells. I am wanting to stay as low as possible and will be running 44-47 inch tire range. What is working for you guys? Double triangulated rear and a single triangulated front was what i am shooting for. Alot of rigs seem to have rocks around here, post your setup and what you like / dislike about it. What you would change about it if you could etc.... If you have your 4 link calculator numbers thats even better.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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I haven't gotten mine yet (next week). But what your asking really is dependent on what its going under. What I mean is, if its going under a truck thats one thing, but under a buggy they might be able to be mounted higher.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:35 PM   #3
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Judging by your screen name, you like the mud? or you like to crawl?
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Some of the guys on this site are running a 1 link system with a ball mount and sub frame.

Here is a pic of the T-case, crossmember, and Bulldog hitch.


Here is a pic of the back axle, 3" pipe welded to the axle as links, pan bar, 8" XJ coils springs.







Here is a pic of the rig playing on the rocks. It has lots of flex, rear steer.



Here is pic of it in the mud.



The guy that built this rig now has a different rig, but before he sold it he took it to K-Rocks, Hot springs, and Barnwell Mountain for Rock Crawling stuff. He also loves the mud and hit a lot of mud parks over here.
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Haven't seen those pics in a while! Kinda makes me miss the ole thing.
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Kinda makes me miss the ole thing.

Until you walk out and see your new rig sitting on top of 54" boggers and coilovers all the way around.


I've got a K5 with 6" BDS leaf springs on the front and double triangulated 4 link in the back with stock F150 coils. My rig sits lower than most rigs with 38" tires much less with 44" boggers and Rockwells.

The new build I'll be using a set of BTF brackets front and back with 1" heims all the way around. If I would have not found these brackets I would have used a set from Sniperfab. He has a lot of products for us Rockwell guys.
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....with 1" heims all the way around.
Is there any particular reason to use heims over "Large Flex Joints"? Maybe the flex joints at one end (don't know which end would be best) and the heims at the other?

I really like the flex joinst that Ballistic Fab has out and the ones that Summit Machine makes. Just wondering if they will hold up in the long run?



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Is there any particular reason to use heims over "Large Flex Joints"? Maybe the flex joints at one end (don't know which end would be best) and the heims at the other?
Flex joints is what I was going to run. I've all ready got them and was hoping that the BTF brackets I got would have been punched to a 9/16" hole. When I got them I noticed that they are 3/4" so it's time to upgrade. I hated to buy the 1" heims but I wasn't going to run a 3/4" heim with Rockwells.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:59 PM   #9
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My screen name may be a little misleading. I started out running in alot of mud many years ago, kinda got that nickname and it just stuck in my local club so i still use it everywhere. I do a little of everything now, mud, rocks, hills, whatever is there. As for what is going to be under. It will be a tube buggy out of 1.75 dom. I thought about the one link in my original plans, I was going to use a yj frame and tub. After all the stuff i was going to have to cut and redo on that frame to get it low enough i figured i would be ahead of the game if i started with a buggy chassis.
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Best to build you set up to your rig. its a [email protected] to build a low rig with rockwells. But it can be done. The 1 link you get lots of wheel hope on hill climd and crawling. i know i got one. The number thing is alittle over rated. you need them for high speeds and stuff. trail rigs. just make it make to what you have. And run as large as you can on the bolts. ive seen 3/4 snap like toothpicks. but i got 9/16 jj's in my front and theyve been in there for 2 year of hard riding.
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i've seen alot of guys run straight uppers and triangulated lowers with rockwells. makes it easier instead of trying to mount uppers to the third.
and from what i've seen makes for a very stable suspension. i plan on running the same thing on my buggy
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