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Has anyone done a 4 link rear setup on 71-73 mustang? Is there a place where they sell kits, or is it something you have to make by your self? :-)

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Just a question, why would you want a 4 link? they suck, thats why everyone with a 4 link rear (foxbody's till 04) want to get rid of theres and put a watts link or 3 link.

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Ben from the Netherlands built a 4 link system for his coupe. As far as I know there is not a 4 link kit for our cars. I understand the 69-70 kits can be modified to work. Designing a 4 link from scratch would take a considerable investment in time and talent to make it work up to it's capabilities. Calculating anti-squat and roll center based on your suspension attachment points could be a challenge.

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Have you considered looking at the rear suspension of a '94-'98 mustang? The dimensions aren't identical but may work.

 

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Length. 193.8".......181.5"

Width. 74.1".........71.8"

Height 50.1".........52.9"

Wheel base 109"...........101.3"

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Has anyone done a 4 link rear setup on 71-73 mustang? Is there a place where they sell kits, or is it something you have to make by your self? :-)

http://rcmotorsportsinc.com/rc-114-4-bar-rear-coilover-suspension-kit/

As other have said not really sure the expense & effort is really worth it..I'd go with this instead

http://www.streetortrack.com/Street-or-Track-Rear-Bilstein-3-Link-Coilover-System-pr-24572.html

I'm sure Shaun at SOT could make any required changes or guide you for install into our cars..

Or just a simple watts link...SOT has those too.

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I just thought that 4 link was a good thing to do, I'm a little green on this area.. Actually I was looking at the 3 link from street or track yesterday, it looks like a great option.. Maybe it can be modified to fit in, I think I will ask Shaun about it.. Thanks for all your help.. :-)

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I just thought that 4 link was a good thing to do, I'm a little green on this area.. Actually I was looking at the 3 link from street or track yesterday, it looks like a great option.. Maybe it can be modified to fit in, I think I will ask Shaun about it.. Thanks for all your help.. :-)

 

Why not just do the Fays2 Watts Link......

 

http://fays2.net/fays2_watts_link_6_.html

 

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My idea was just to move the leaf springs away for more wheel space, I was told that if I mounted the 4 link, then I could get a 12" weidth wheel in back.. :-)

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My idea was just to move the leaf springs away for more wheel space, I was told that if I mounted the 4 link, then I could get a 12" weidth wheel in back.. :-)

 

Your not getting a 12" wheel width back there with out installing new or widening the inner wheel house notching the rear frame rails..shortening the rear axle

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Just a question, why would you want a 4 link? they suck, thats why everyone with a 4 link rear (foxbody's till 04) want to get rid of theres and put a watts link or 3 link.

 

Huh........

 

The fox body suspension was a horrible design stock.

 

A watts link is a suspension locator. IE side to side like a panhard bar. Completely different item than 3 or 4 link suspension. But generally used in conjunction with them.

 

 

Anybody who says a 4 link suspension sucks needs own one first. They are a pretty good suspension design that rides well when designed right.

 

 

Far as our cars I know a few have adapted a commercially available 3 link setup from the earlier year mustangs. Don't remember who makes the kit though. But I think some extensive fab work would be required for a 4 link.

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Far as our cars I know a few have adapted a commercially available 3 link setup from the earlier year mustangs. Don't remember who makes the kit though. But I think some extensive fab work would be required for a 4 link.

This will work.. Can be installed in our cars with a few simple mods

http://www.ridetech.com/store/1964-1970-ford-mustang-airbar.html

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From personal experience, people with modern mustangs get away from their factory suspensions and go with coilovers with a torque arm and panhard bar to alleviate binding. I believe you can do coilovers I'm the front from Global West and Total Control. I know Griggs Racing has their GR-350 kit for the older mustangs. I wonder if the kit for a '69/'70 mustang would work on a '71/'73. If not, you can compare the measuremts from a '95 and 'a 71/73. The two cars are aimilar in size.

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Far as our cars I know a few have adapted a commercially available 3 link setup from the earlier year mustangs. Don't remember who makes the kit though. But I think some extensive fab work would be required for a 4 link.

This will work.. Can be installed in our cars with a few simple mods

http://www.ridetech.com/store/1964-1970-ford-mustang-airbar.html

 

 

It was something like that I was looking for, thank you.. :-)

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This is an answer to Qcode351mach

 

But the shocks you can choose is adjustable in ridw comfort, and I want the bilstein coilover in front.. I know that you has installed the bilstein coilover in front, are the shocks adjustable? I just think that it has to match?

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Just a question, why would you want a 4 link? they suck, thats why everyone with a 4 link rear (foxbody's till 04) want to get rid of theres and put a watts link or 3 link.

 

Huh........

 

The fox body suspension was a horrible design stock.

 

A watts link is a suspension locator. IE side to side like a panhard bar. Completely different item than 3 or 4 link suspension. But generally used in conjunction with them.

 

 

Anybody who says a 4 link suspension sucks needs own one first. They are a pretty good suspension design that rides well when designed right.

 

 

Far as our cars I know a few have adapted a commercially available 3 link setup from the earlier year mustangs. Don't remember who makes the kit though. But I think some extensive fab work would be required for a 4 link.

 

Well whatever, point is i heard bad things about 4 links.

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People have heard bad things about our under powered and over sized mustangs too. And they are wrong.

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People have heard bad things about our under powered and over sized mustangs too. And they are wrong.

 

 

Aint that the truth.


I had this saved in my favorites. Not sure if it is somone on this sight. Don't rememeber where I found it but some really nice pics of a TCI 3 Link/Torque Arm with Panhard Bar that was adapted to a 71 I think.

 

http://s1179.photobucket.com/user/joepersad/media/DSC03350.jpg.html#/user/joepersad/media/DSC03350.jpg.html?&_suid=138841873919109543817211526846

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It's not the number of links... it's the design of the system. It's impossible to determine how a custom set-up will work by comparing it to a stock set-up.

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Well, as Droptop /Jeff mentioned, i have a 4-link, and from my own experience, it a HUGE upgrade from leafsprings.

The car handles so much better than before, much more direct. I have built it from scratch, ordered links made to my specified length and had axle tabs made and went busy.

Spend almost a week on measuring, calculating and long before a lot of reading on the subject.

If you have the capabilities, do it, you wont be dissapointed..

 

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Can you post some pictures of your home made 4 link, and a description of what you did? What kind of shocks did you use for it? It sounds really exiting, it could be so much more fun building it at home :)

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Friend of mine bought a 90'ies XR7 Mercury Cougar for a donor car, cut out the IRS rear and the whole front suspension with the shocktowers. They all were fabricated to his 1973 Mach 1. I'll have a worktrip to 20 miles from his house in the next month or so, I try to visit him and took few pictures out of the engine compartment and from the suspension. He's been satisfied for the result.

 

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Sounds insane :D please get some pics of that :D

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Here you go Protouringstang73.

 

pictures from my 4-link (and some more of the upgrades on mine)

 

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-some-history-of-my-car-lots-of-pictures

 

and if you got any more questions, don't hesitate..

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