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JAKA 01-30-2019 08:27 AM

Rear axle locator
 
Has anyone used a wishbone style rear end locator with stock style trailing arms?

mongocanfly 01-31-2019 12:38 PM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
Could you be more specific on wishbone?..pics are nice....
if it's what I think your asking about it probably won't work

JAKA 02-18-2019 02:52 PM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
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The Rocknrod 02-18-2019 03:46 PM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
Lots - https://www.google.com/search?sa=G&d...w=1554&bih=758

Indychus 02-18-2019 03:52 PM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
You can't use a wishbone if you keep the axle solid mounted to the trailing arms like factory... unless you figure out the instant center of rotation and build the wishbone and mounts to share the same instant center.

You can, however, add a pivot to the axle mounts via some bushings or rod ends and use a wishbone, but at that point you'd be better off just replacing the factory trailing arms with some custom links. Either way, you'd effectively have a wishbone 3 link. The key is adding a pivot point to the lower arms so they don't bind.

PGSigns 02-22-2019 08:07 AM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
A wishbone works good in a drag car but they are not designed to take the cornering loads that we see in street driving.
Jimmy

MySons68C20 02-22-2019 11:40 AM

Re: Rear axle locator
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JAKA (Post 8454512)
Has anyone used a wishbone style rear end locator with stock style trailing arms?

What are you trying to improve? Imho the trailing arm rear suspension is darn good as is.


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