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Unread 03-17-2019, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default 4 link data collection

I have been bit by the 4 link bug..

I dont know **** about suspension so here is a small but growing collection of videos I found to be helpful and to the point.

Video 1 4 link explained
https://youtu.be/BTWZgVx8Y6o

Video 2 Anti squat/dive
https://youtu.be/UzayUxQCWaY

I'm left with a question... Any 4 link video I've watched is concerned about pinion angle. With electric carts we dont need to worry about this. I would assume we can benefit greatly from that but I dont know how yet...

I dont intend on doing any extream off roading but I would like to improve ride quality and the ability to curb hop with out launching my cooler into outer space!

I want my setup to be 100% bolt on at first. I have all intentions of welding it together later but I want to be able to test adjust and repeat until I'm happy with it.

Any ideas for shocks? I'm wanting 7 to 8 inches of travel.





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Unread Today, 08:47 AM   #2
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kDi-Ff4PFM

Great video!

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Default Re: 4 link data collection

Me too, me too ! I have been thinking of of a 4-bar rear also. ‘Cause I don’t have time to build an IRS. Won’t live that long . . . Thanks Jkerle-
Pinion angle wouldn’t matter on a gas cart either, since the engine travels with the rear-end on a common carrier, right?
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I am in no position to give advice at this point. lol I've never had or worked on a gas cart.

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Default Re: 4 link data collection

In the case of a cart,gas or electric,Pinion angle is meaningless,it only comes into play with driveshafts,since as you accelerate,the pinion "climbs",less angle,less vibration,more axle-wrap,more "climb" and also affects traction due to housing twist.The biggest concern on carts is maintaining ground-clearance,and preventing excessive engine-angle on some models,due to Splash-Lube oil systems.On Electric-Carts,its pretty much an open game,there really arent any factors to worry about.Hope this helps.
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Thanks Pachanga90-
That’s what I was thinking. Much better explanation than I had though!
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