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Old 04-25-2014, 11:33 AM   #151
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Actually the Ram rear suspension is much more than coil springs, its four link with a panhard bar. Its a very good suspension much better than a leaf springs.
You have to have 4 links with coil springs otherwise you would lose the axle. It doesn't make it better, it makes it not fall out

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Old 04-25-2014, 01:40 PM   #152
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You have to have 4 links with coil springs otherwise you would lose the axle. It doesn't make it better, it makes it not fall out

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No you can use a truck arm which is more common, four link/bar is the hot setup with a panhard bar and sway bar, is the best for a solid rear axel.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #153
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No you can use a truck arm which is more common, four link/bar is the hot setup with a panhard bar and sway bar, is the best for a solid rear axel.
4 link and a Jacobs ladder (Robert's Link) is best for a solid rear axle like a sprint car has.
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:02 PM   #154
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4 link and a Jacobs ladder (Robert's Link) is best for a solid rear axle like a sprint car has.
Ya but what about all that stager you'll have, all you can make is left turns.
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Ya but what about all that stager you'll have, all you can make is left turns.
No stagger if you run the same size tires. BTW, who wants to turn right except to correct the slide?

The Jacobs ladder (Roberts Link) makes the frame work straight up and down where the panhard bar does not.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #156
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Actually the Ram rear suspension is much more than coil springs, its four link with a panhard bar. Its a very good suspension much better than a leaf springs.
And much more expensive to produce at a strength to control the rated weight. It's a truck, let it ride like a truck, that's why leaf springs have won over the years.

Customers finally won out, now they have a strong suspension that actually rides nice.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:28 AM   #157
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You have to have 4 links with coil springs otherwise you would lose the axle. It doesn't make it better, it makes it not fall out
Not exactly...

The General produced a line of trucks in the late 60s that incorporated coil springs with a three-link system. Two trailing arms mounted to the frame and connected to the axle and a track bar (panhard for the french connection types). The trucks actually handled quite well until something was dumped into the bed. The system did not work well loaded and the trucks wallowed badly. The coil sprung GM pickups disappeared in 1970.
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either way, you need a series of arms to hold the axle in place with coil springs and none of it has a place in a truck
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