Rear suspension 2nd gen

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Geardrive88, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Geardrive88

    Geardrive88 New Member

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    Has anyone ran a ladder bar and a watts link setup with coilovers? Pros and cons? Going to be mainly a street. Going to be making everything myself including the rear coilovers.
     
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    Ladder bars don't like turning
     
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    Mainly just a street car, I'm building a front clip, coil overs front and rear, just want to do something different, ladder bars will have heim joints at the housing oh, so I think I will have plenty of articulation for the rear end to move. The only bushing I'll have in the bar set up will be in the front spring pocket.
     
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    An IRS would be cool....
     
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    You could do a 3 link but the upper link usually protrudes into the back seat in order to be long enough to be the right length. The lowers gom into the spring pockets and it works good with a Watts.
    Maybe a truck arm? Strong as you will ever need and works good. May weigh more than you like though.
    Maybe this torque arm? https://www.bmrsuspension.com/?page=products&productid=533&superpro=0
    Maybe a 4 link like DSE with heims?
     
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    This the BMR Torque Arm in my '73

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    With the frame tie-in and all that hardware, that looks like it would withstand quite a bit of power without breaking a sweat.
    And no welding or calculations to do.
    How does it ride and handle?
     
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    Rides & Handles very nice
     
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