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Old 01-30-2019, 08:27 AM   #1
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Rear axle locator

Has anyone used a wishbone style rear end locator with stock style trailing arms?
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:38 PM   #2
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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
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:52 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Rear axle locator

Lots - https://www.google.com/search?sa=G&d...w=1554&bih=758
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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.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:40 AM   #7
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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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