Honest Abe's Fab Shoppe
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
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Re: do you think there will be an issue with my setup?
Come on now. When you have your geometry set up like a real suspension (not just mini truck built) you may want to implement some type of antisquat. For example, im building my suspension to have as close to 50% antisquat as I could reasonably get... in my measurements for the build, my bars are 6.5" apart at the axle and 4.5" apart at the front mounts. In my particular setup, I should achieve around 49.92% antisquat. This will cause pinion change throughout axle travel.
Pinion change is acceptable in a suspension design for more then one reason. A: it is inevitable if you want functional geometry; B: does your drive shaft move up/down in a linear pattern with your axle? Mo. As your axle raises (truck drops) you are increasing the driveshaft angle and if you have 0° of pinion change, you will eventually bind your u-joint.
However! Through all that fancy talk in the garbage for this debate... it doesn't make Amy difference bow your axle rotates within suspension travel, your bags placement DOES effect its lift ratio when solidly mounted on the axle.