Hilux rear 4-link suspension set-up....

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:42 am

Got a "Rally Bakkie" in at M&P Fabworx for a complete 4-link suspension set-up.The owner has specified his needs and what He wants to do with the Rig. We have already got most of the mounting hardware fabbed up and the rear links are welded as well ready for fitment in the week. All the link bushings are Tig welded for extra strength and the rest will be Mig welded onto the chassis.
This set-up gives exellent articulation while adding great diff stability under load. The Rig has a Lexus V8 that should give it enough power to play with as well !
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Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:43 am

THIS I wanna see!!!!! Keep the updates & pics coming please MArk.
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Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:00 pm

Mark, I need to come and visit your shops when in the Vuildriehoek again.
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Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:20 pm

Traveler wrote:Mark, I need to come and visit your shops when in the Vuildriehoek again.
:thumbup: You're welcome .....just let me know when....We are usually always busy with some or other Rig at the shop !

Heres the Tig welded bushings on the links....
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Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:59 pm

Mark Looks good

please post all pics. what does something like this cost? And what coils and shocks do you use?

I thought of this on my Bakkie, for better articulation, and a softer ride with the coils instead of Leaves.

Please give me your thoughts

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:00 am

96-Luxi 4x4 wrote:Mark Looks good

please post all pics. what does something like this cost? And what coils and shocks do you use?

I thought of this on my Bakkie, for better articulation, and a softer ride with the coils instead of Leaves.

Please give me your thoughts

Thanks :thumbup:
There's great benefits with a 4-link and articulation is only one of them. Drivability is a lot better than a leaf sprung Rig as well. The fuel tank is an issue on a street driven Hilux because it's in the way of the links. The cost installed is about 12K excluding the shocks.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:58 pm

Cool Thanks

something i always wanted to do

busy with V8 now. Endless pit this Hilux. Think Ill have to be happy with the suspension I have for now :sick:
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Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:20 am

:thumbup: Got the 4-link finished yesterday afternoon.....works like a dream with no binding at full flex.....
Heres some pics....
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how much is it for this conversion
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Is there a reason why you use blades in front of the KZ and not coils?
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Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:59 pm

Using coils would mean making up a 3 or 4 link suspension which can be awkward to fit around the motor, also you can't take a link off the top of the diff housing as it's set to one side and therefore not symmetrical. To minimise axle wrap the link points on the axle need to have some decent vertical spacing for leverage. I can imagine, although not impossible it would involve a lot more work and expense. The leaf packs already provide a lot of the stabilisation required.

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:13 pm

:thumbup: Thats it Andy.....theres another way .....using Cruiser control arms, this gets you away from the motor but does limit articulation a bit.....the other down side is a Panhard rod to control the diff that usually takes all the Shots in an obsticle first ! Tri-angulated 3-links also an option again with a Panhard rod. The coils also become cumbersome and get in the way of the tyres....best to get a set of King or Fox coil-over shocks with this combo.
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Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Hi everyone it seems that this post has been a while back...i need to know more about the 4 link suspension ive been doing some research but just cant seem to get my head around this...how expensive is this and where can i get a qoute

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:10 pm

Yes, it is an old thread and sometimes the OP's fall by the way side. Mark hasn't been active here for some time now but I'm sure there are other members that could give you a few indicators. :winkx:
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P.S. You could try contact Mark by PM or e-mail (click on the bubble where it says"Contact" at the bottom of his profile text) in the hope that he's still using the same -e-mail address.
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