SAS with hpd44
Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:33 PM
I picked up a high pinion Dana 44 housing, kind of an impulse buy. I am leaning towards a SUA setup for simplicity sake, but keep going back to 3 link and coils. How hard is it to get the links setup? I have downloaded a link calculator but it wants info that I have no way of getting, like weight per corner. I don't have a way to measure that. Enough people have done this that I was hoping to find solid measurements, like run top link from point x to point y, but can't find anything with details.
I see the advantages to both suspension setups, but would want to make all four corners the same. So the extra cost of going link up front would be offset by the added cost of doing leafs in the back, if I chose leaf setup. Sorry if this is rambling, I am sick and having a hard time focusing my thoughts.
I guess my question is a 3 link setup that complicated to get right? All work will need to be done in my driveway, as I only have a one car garage that is stuffed with tools and materials.
Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:50 PM
It would be a waste of a high pinion to go spring under.
Leaf springs are always the cheapest route of course and quickest to do. I know of a guy who can set you up quick and fast if you want to go spring over front and rear.
One day I'll go coils but until then my fine with what I have as I don't wheel much anymore.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:20 PM
Am I over thinking the coil links? Is it easier to set up then I am making it out to be?
Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:27 AM
I know you've already asked over at N4W, but I think looking up some RuggedRocks/TheKing (Kenny) builds would be beneficial. He never goes the cheap way, but I know he's 3-linked his fair share of Nissans using the HP Ford axles. You've already got the best JY axle available so you might as well build it right. As for the rear, It seems like a step back to switch to leaf sprung. Ryan Gee (GrandpaX) has done a low/no budget rear long travel setup. It was mostly just a matter of extending the rear upper arms. I'd search all of this out for you, but no time.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:54 AM
Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:10 AM
I can't really contribute anything here, except maybe for this...
info that I have no way of getting, like weight per corner. I don't have a way to measure that.
I had to do a physics lab for this back in college. You can approximate weight without scales like so:
Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:53 AM
Had leaf packs built to carry appropriate weight on the front end with the one tonner leaf pack as a base to work from. They added one military wrap blade to the pack.
I could possibly have gone a bit heavier as the pack carries the weight with an exactly straight blade.
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