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Old 03-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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5 link question

Does anyone know how long the old sd five link rear lift bars are?
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Re: 5 link question

27.5" maybe
Old 03-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #3
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Re: 5 link question

Are you trying to recreate them?
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Re: 5 link question

yea... i know most are gonna say bolt everything up and measure im trying to build a plan and also have an idea of how much 2x2 i will need...
Old 03-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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Re: 5 link question

do you currently have a 3link from them? you can make them whatever you want to. i'm redoing my sd 3 into a 5 currently in my thread and i made them 28.5" center to center. all depends where they are mounted in the rear of the frame. but anywhere around that length is fine
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Quote: Originally Posted by rstadelmaier
do you currently have a 3link from them? you can make them whatever you want to. i'm redoing my sd 3 into a 5 currently in my thread and i made them 28.5" center to center. all depends where they are mounted in the rear of the frame. but anywhere around that length is fine
yea i have there 3 link was just looking to see what others are using... thanks man for the info...
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Re: 5 link question

yeah man
Old 04-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #8
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Re: 5 link question

i believe they are 27.5 if you are planing on dragging the truck a lot i would raise the rear mounting point so you don't drag through the brackets. i believe the lrd 6 link has the bars like im talking about.

quick google search look at the 5th pic over http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...NsXViALDm8mtAw
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I'm working on my rear too.. I have a 2002 S10. I ordered my 3 link from suicidedooors two weeks ago. I also got the bushings for the rear arms. I'll be using 2" square tubing with 1/4" or 3/16" wall for the bars and for the crossmembers for the bags and bar mounts. My bars will be 26" long. I'm planning on raising the bed 6". I'm running the ss8... still working on the location for the shocks and how I'm running the air lines and all the electrical stuff.

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Old 05-03-2012, 01:29 AM   #10
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Re: 5 link question

the first 5 link lift bars are 29" ctc
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using an sd 3 link i made my lower bars 28 1/2" long. the rear crossmember is 3 1/4" shorter at the rear bed bolts. using re8's
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Re: 5 link question

Quote: Originally Posted by rstadelmaier


using an sd 3 link i made my lower bars 28 1/2" long. the rear crossmember is 3 1/4" shorter at the rear bed bolts. using re8's
With the way you have it set up now the the dog bone necessary?P
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Yes because it still has two lower links in the front
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Its attached to the gas tank. The crossmember and the crossmember that runs between the notches? Its hard to see on my phone. My laptop was stolen
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to keep my rear centered. i'm not running a panhard
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Quote: Originally Posted by 95v8sdime
With the way you have it set up now the the dog bone necessary?P
any setup that has lift bars like that will require dog bones, or the axle would be in a bind and wouldnt move. The dogs bones when laid out may be vertical, but by time its a full lifts the dog bones will be slanted like \ but more angled probably
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Re: 5 link question

Ok. I understand now. Thanks for the clearing up of that. By the way rstadelmaier awesome build. I think im going to use the same setup for my truck
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