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Old 10-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #26
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Re: 4 link Kit for 55-59 Chevy Truck

Originally Posted by 56ChevyPu View Post
Or find the best, inexpensive way to stop the axle roll/spring wrap knowing it will be changed later.
the photo is not a bolt on kit, just a photo representative of a torque arm on springs with the front shackle
what rearend are you running in your truck?

traction bars can be as cheap as $49 and may be your cheap fix
if you chose traction bars; read up on the applications (i've never installed/used them)
the snubber should make contact on the spring pivot not further back on the spring
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:56 PM   #27
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Re: 4 link Kit for 55-59 Chevy Truck

Nice looking truck!

I like using a panhard or even better a watts link to locate the rear axle. It defines the rear suspension roll center. I am building this '59 to be a an all around performer, which includes handling around corners (I guess that's called pro touring now?) so that's why it is a no brainer to me. Plus the adjustable link locations allow you to dial in how the chassis responds to power being applied to it by the rear axle.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:55 AM   #28
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Re: 4 link Kit for 55-59 Chevy Truck

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Just chiming in from the side lines:

Does anyone have a link to a site that has an explanation of four link rear suspension and why I should want this?

On my build thread I related my ifs is going in (hopefully very soon) and I'm planning on just flipping the rearend on top of the leaf springs. But if I SHOULD consider a better, more sophisticated rear suspension I'm all ears.
Good morning Dan, I've been researching this myself.

I just bought the Performance On Line Kit because of the rectangular upper shock bracket like HEIDTS, is the complete kit and it has a Limited Lifetime warranty! and it is $999 but if you watch the web site I got it for 10% off and got it with the Blacked out Coil-over adjustable shocks!
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:03 AM   #29
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Re: 4 link Kit for 55-59 Chevy Truck

A lot of good info on rear end set ups!! What are some of the width & types of rears? What fits under the rear fenders? tires,wheels,back spacing ??????
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:32 PM   #30
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Re: 4 link Kit for 55-59 Chevy Truck

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You can put on together yourself with parts from here:
x2 on welderseries, I think I paid around $400 2 years ago, went in great
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