3 link/4 link

Blitz

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Jul 20, 2013
Just curious as to what everyone thoughts are on this question. How short is too short for upper and lower links and it still performing good?
 

OleCoot

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Jul 8, 2013
I've always built mine after setting my wheelbase. but IMHO I think ~28" would be the shortest that would work well. Might ask Jonas (aka Donuts) or somebody who has a lot of experience in building different rigs.
 

dustin_mud

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I plan to keep the same length upper and lowers, keep everything very neutral. If I remember right it’s good practice to have your lower length twice the amount of wheel travel.
 

mudnmyvayne

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Jul 11, 2013
On my old buggy with 3 link front & 4 link rear, all links were too short according to any calculator or experience builder. However it worked. Some would argue it worked well, at least off-road.
With full body and frame,I suspect you’ll actually wind up putting links and mounts where they fit and clear everything. Not necessarily where you want them.
 

Blitz

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Jul 20, 2013
On my old buggy with 3 link front & 4 link rear, all links were too short according to any calculator or experience builder. However it worked. Some would argue it worked well, at least off-road.
With full body and frame,I suspect you’ll actually wind up putting links and mounts where they fit and clear everything. Not necessarily where you want them.

i know on my old buggy I didn’t use any kind of calculator. Just made them the length i thought was good and rolled with it. I used a couple rolls of thumb I guess you could say. Whatever separation you have at the axle have around about half that at the frame. Like you said, I was told my old buggy worked pretty damn good.