Use the KP bolt on 4-link, then make you some mounts for your coilovers. I make it sound easy eh? :lol: I would think you would just make your top and bottom shock mounts have several holes for adjustments, and I would think you would want them mounted as far apart as possible for stability.5.3vortec said:Looking to get a 4 link and coil over befor spring.
Need help builting a set up. Not sure of spring rate and shock lenght. I want some thing stiffer than stock spings but not real harsh.
The actual 4-link part of the KP is designed to use weld on bag mounts on the axle or the canti attachment out back that comes with bag mounts. The 4-link itself should be no different than any other to use with coil-overs or bags..customers choice. The biggest advantage is the KP is going to be a bolt-on application, while either bags or coil-overs would need to have brackets welded on the axle...so i guess its the same either way you go04sierra said:Does CE have a website? I was going to go with a 4-link from suicidedoors.com because they build each 4-link to order. That seems easier than trying to adapt the kp 4-link that was made for bags.
Coilovers are designed with performance in mind(hence thier use on a lot of race cars). Air bags can be set up to perform well, with a good shock and the right PSI in the baggs. I'm a believer in coilovers for an allout performance vehicle. Now if you have the funds a set of front and rear coilovers for the track, and a set of ART Shockwaves for cruiseing and shows would be cool as hell.gotta(be)low said:Is most of the stability only because of the 4 link? Would bags also perform as well if not better?
04sierra said:How did you guys figure the springrate, shock height, and how much of a drop you would end up with? QUOTE]
Run as long of shock as possible. The formula for the spring rate is corner weight divided by suspension crush = spring rate. For an example, if the rear of your truck weighs 1500 pounds, it is safe to assume each corner weighs 750 pounds. If you run a shock with 6" of travel, and want ride height at half way thru it's travel ( giving 3" of up and down movement ), the equation would be 750 divided by 3 = 250 pound spring rate. Before you start taking the truck apart, go weigh it so you have a baseline to star with.