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Old 04-30-2012, 04:31 AM   #1
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Silver star customs 2 link

Anyone running one? I need the measurements from center of the bushing to center of the bag mount on the bar and what bags you ran cause my 2600 look to big to fit in front of the tire
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Heres the kit so you know what I'm talking about
http://www.silverstarcustoms.com/sto...products_id=56
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

i have one. drove it daily for about 4 years no problems at all and still driving it today. i have dom 2500's on mine and it rides great and no fitment problem. ill get measurments this evening. make sure to box in your frame behind your upper bag brackets!
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Ive got the same, i dont really care for it just for the fact that it uses the stock leaf spring perches, which are quick to drag off. but other than that its a good setup, like cory mentioned, rides great, and should deffinatly box the frame and brace the upper bag plates, my frame ended up bending over time from not boxining it in. also gets decent lift with re-6's. no axle walk either.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

try calling them and see if they can give you that info.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

mines not a silverstar 2 link but from center of bushing to center of bag is 9 1/4 - 9 1/2.running 2500 firestones.bag is pretty close to tires with 245/35/20's

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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Do you have pics of where your shocks are mounted at to get that lift? And also how your bags are mounted to the frame and bars
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Quote: Originally Posted by nolowis2low
Ive got the same, i dont really care for it just for the fact that it uses the stock leaf spring perches, which are quick to drag off. but other than that its a good setup, like cory mentioned, rides great, and should deffinatly box the frame and brace the upper bag plates, my frame ended up bending over time from not boxining it in. also gets decent lift with re-6's. no axle walk either.
I built my 2link exactly like the ssc kit but I did boa and it rides like crap so I'm doing the bag on bar like the kit. Can you still get to your bed bolts in front of the tire looks to melike I would have to cut that mount off
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

You can see his shocks right behind the notch. They are yellow.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

i changed the shocks since that pic^^^.they was unhooked in that pic.they are mounted in front of the axle now.and there is plenty of room between the shocks and the gas tank.and there is plenty of room to get to the bed bolts

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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Looks good. I'll post a pic of mine so y'all can see what I'm talking about maybe it's because I have 255/35r20 tires
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Not very much room on mine


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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Since the top pick the rear end was moved 1 1/2 " back
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Just don't put them bolts in. It will be fine with 6 bolts instead of 8.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

just did this in paint real quick but the green lines are how my bag mounts are if you are looking strait into them.got plenty of room to put bed bolts in.just dont put your bag mounts out too far or your bag will hit the bottom of the bed sides

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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

if i may thread jack for a moment, how is there not a ton of side to side movement in the rear and with a 2 link? doesnt appear to me to have anything locating the axle left to right?
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

i use a cross bar.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

I do believe there is a lanyard bar.

if that's your bag mounts you won't be able to put the bed bolt in with a fully collapsed bag in there. bags are like 6in around and those bag mount look to be like 2-3in.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Quote: Originally Posted by squareterror
if i may thread jack for a moment, how is there not a ton of side to side movement in the rear and with a 2 link? doesnt appear to me to have anything locating the axle left to right?
There's only bushings on the front not the rear and mine is welded to the rear end so the rearend acts as the cross bar
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Quote: Originally Posted by tohoopty
just did this in paint real quick but the green lines are how my bag mounts are if you are looking strait into them.got plenty of room to put bed bolts in.just dont put your bag mounts out too far or your bag will hit the bottom of the bed sides

So I should mount the plates just like that? So the bag is collapsed flat then when it lifts it curves with the bar correct
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

idk, it looks to me that you won't lay out if you put the bag there. dom25s are 3" collapsed... is there 3"+ between your bar and frame after you put bag plates in there?
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Quote: Originally Posted by whitelowereddime
There's only bushings on the front not the rear and mine is welded to the rear end so the rearend acts as the cross bar
so the only thing that keeps you rear end located is hoping the bushing dont give and let it "sway" side to side?
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

I have a bar welded across between the 2 link bars under the universal joint that keeps it from moving side to side. It rides a little rough compared to a 3 or 4 link because there is no articulation with the 2 link.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

So your 2 link bars are welded together?

In order to keep your axle from moving side to side you have to have the pan hard bar connected to the frame then to the axle. Welding the 2 bottom link bars together does nothing to center the axle.

Also those bushings will give quite a bit op. I would put a bar in there. If anyone told you it's ok like that there wrong.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

So far I've had no problems with the axel staying centered and it's been 6 months. Is the panhard just for when the bushings wear out?
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

The pan hard bar keeps the axle centered left to right, and keeps your track straight. I was thinking that a 2 link was bad apples, until you throw in a pan hard, but I guess it's
Ike reverse 4 links. To each their own.


67-72 Chevy trucks a a perfect example of a "2" link with a pan hard bar
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

But if my axle dosent move left to right why do I need one
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

u can use a Z bar as well that goes from front mount to axle mount on the other link bar
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

If all you have is bushings holding it center you have movement. It may not be a lot but there is some. So those bushings will wear out twice as fast then you will be really ****ed when you get a tear in one of them. Watts links are pretty bad ass. Either way I would put a panhard bar or a watts link or something to go from axle to frame.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

When I put the bags on the bars I'll clean up above the axel and put one there
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Panhard bar is going to be by far the cheapest and easiest.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Quote: Originally Posted by squareterror

67-72 Chevy trucks a a perfect example of a "2" link with a pan hard bar

And most semi tractors ever built.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Wasn't sure on how they were set up. Just went with what I knew, and there are more pictures of those.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Semi's have what they call dogbones. Some of them have what looks like upper 4link bars(peterbilts mostly) some macks and Kenny's have the bar going from front to back to hold the top of the axle in place. However some of them do have a bar going side to side.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

what bag would you guys go with for this it needs to be smaller to work
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

do some mocking up, tack some bag mounts in place and measure it. I can say use something equivalent to a 2500 but that's just assuming the space you have, and you know what assuming does.
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what bag rides best bag on bar ive heard re's are good
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Buddies truck has ssc 2 link and I think it works well. Have to run a 2500# bag on the back or tire rubs it. It rides ok I guess, it never gets driven except on the trailer and off. Gets lots of lift, no side to side at all
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

at lift, i would be shocked if it had no horizontal movement at all. even with new bushings, my c10 swayed before i got the new panhard made.
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Yes a half inch isn't a lot but that for 3000 miles will soon turn into a torn bushing and then you got alt more then 1/2in
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

I meant no side to side as in F.B.S.S.. It pulls the back tire of the ground and like 3 wheels kinda
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Oh yeah. Sorry we misunderstood. You shouldn't get any movement side to side. As in fbss
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

I have have the same 2 link that silver star sells on my 91 s10, I'm running my shocks in stock location and my rear bags are airlift Dom 2500's that are mounted to the outside of bars and outside of the frame rail in front of rear tires. I get close to 13" of lift. I'm not running a pan hard bar at all Been bagged daily for 3 years now with NO problems! I drive low,drag,drive it full lift problems, play or sway or side to side movement in the rear end.
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Can I get some pics of how y'all boxed your frame in where the bags mount and how you link bars are Hooked to the rear end
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

this one is how we boxed my frame:


this one is my bag mounts(not the best):
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Re: Silver star customs 2 link

Here's how it turned out let me know what you think pics were takin about three inches off the ground. Do you think I will run into problems with anything? I am boxing the frame this weekend





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does your bed fit down over the bags?
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I don't know yet I hope so. I have it as close to the frame as I can so it doesn't rub
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Looks good to me. My only question would have been does your bed fit with the bag placement but Gunther beat me to it. What size lines you running
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3/8" line and I think the bed will its a step side so i can put the bed on then the front steps
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