View Full Version : 3-linkin a Wag
05-20-2003, 09:32 AM
so my mind is racing...
I was crawlin around under the wag this afternoon and got to thinkin that it wouldnt be all that hard to three link the rear of one of these things. But what coils to use is the big issue in my mind. I set some stock XJ coils up and they look like they might almost be long enough, but would the spring rate be too soft or just right? I am guessing that the spring rate for the rear springs on a Wag are about 350 lb. Am I right or way off? What coils did Frank in Norway use on his? It looks a bit tall, but any info is better than none. Thanks.
05-20-2003, 09:49 AM
Contact Frank in Norway... he coiled his FSJ on all corners...
Here is his website
05-20-2003, 04:07 PM
Hey man, if you're talkin rear, 4-link is the only way to go and in my opinion for the front too but some people like 3 links for the front. We had a good discussion on this awhile back. Here's the thread. Check it out and we'll discuss some more. I'm going to 4-link my rig sometime after this summer so I'm always up for a good coil discussion.
05-21-2003, 03:05 AM
If you look at Frank in Norway's rig, his rear 4 link is designed with the same principle in mind as a 3 link, except the upper links are not connected. The reason I got to thinkin about this was a buddy of mine just 3 linked his Zuke in the rear, using jonny joints wherever the links hit the axle. You should see the thing twist up. I was just tryin to stay as simple as I could, and without panhard rods. Andrew, what makes you want a 4 link over a 3 link?
Frank in Norway
05-21-2003, 03:57 AM
The reason I went with what I call a K-link in the rear is that with this design I don't need a panhard rod. The setup becomes simpler than a standard 4-link and it will do the same. A 3-link will also do the same, but I felt that the forces on the one linkage point at the upper bars would be too much. Also I would have needed uni-balls with more angle ability than the ones I used.
Not that this would be a problem, but now I can carry one spare uni-ball and be OK all around the truck.
My coils are Old Man Emu coils for Range Rover in the front and OME for Toyota in the rear. The spring rate are 230 in the front and 220 in the rear.
I don't remember the stock spring rate, but I think it's more than 350.
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