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Thread: why wont a parallel 4-link work on our blazers?

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    why wont a parallel 4-link work on our blazers?

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    It might, but from being under my truck for the past few days I can tell you there is not a whole lot of room for a panhard bar behind the axle... It would be a very tight squeeze... Check out the pics I've posted of my 4 Link install so far, you might be able to see what I'm talking about...

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    yeah i have seen your pics on sportruck, but have been thinking about why i dont see paralell 4-links on blazers, i understand that theres not a whole lot of room on the side of the frame, but i think it could work to keep pinion angle correct, as for the panhard, im sure somthing could be worked out, like a watts link or something
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    you might be able to get one 2 fit outside the frame rails. a jegs or summit one should work, only problem i can think of is the brackets might hang a little below the frame rails so if you want to lay out that might be an issue. get out the measuring tape and see what you can do

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    You could easily run the 4 bars for a parallel setup on your Blazer, but the top bars would have to be on the inside of the frame. Why? Because you disc brake calipers sit only about 1/2"-1" away from the side of your frame. The frame widens at the back of the truck right after the front leaf spring mount.

    However, you would still need to come up with a panhard bar solution in a place where space is at a minimum. But if you take those top bars and angle them instead of putting them in straight, viola, you have a triangulated 4 Link and no longer require a panhard bar....

    For our Blazers a triangulated 4 Link is the easiest setup by far...

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    would a canilever 4 link work on a blazer ? i mean one that will bring the ass in the air
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    Yes, a "cantilever" (Which is not really a cantilever) 4 Link will work. That is what I have installed on my truck... I will have pictures soon, I just need to finish everything up.

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    Here is a quick pic I drew up a couple days ago to show the difference between what minitruckers usually refer to as a "cantilever" setup (which is really a lever setup) and a _true_ cantilever setup...



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