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Designing front link suspension

G'day all,

I have been looking around for information on designing a link suspension with coils for my Zook. I have found a lot on the rear suspension but really nothing about the front end. I have been reading through this Truck Suspensions, Four-Link Suspensions, and Suspension Installs - Part 2 - 4 Wheel & Off Road and have plotted it all out for my zook as it states. It looks as though I should be able to get the rear end within limits of this article without too many problems. The problem I do have is that I cannot find anything pertaining to the front suspension. I do not even know what sort of linkage would be best suited. My Zook will see a lot of highway use as well so it must handle well on the road. I know there will be some compromise because of this but thats fine, I have never planned it to be an extreme hard core offroad vehicle. Should I look at a 3 link, 4 link, 5 link or something else? Are there any tech docs out there such as the above covering the front suspension?
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G'day all,

I have been looking around for information on designing a link suspension with coils for my Zook. I have found a lot on the rear suspension but really nothing about the front end. I have been reading through this Truck Suspensions, Four-Link Suspensions, and Suspension Installs - Part 2 - 4 Wheel & Off Road and have plotted it all out for my zook as it states. It looks as though I should be able to get the rear end within limits of this article without too many problems. The problem I do have is that I cannot find anything pertaining to the front suspension. I do not even know what sort of linkage would be best suited. My Zook will see a lot of highway use as well so it must handle well on the road. I know there will be some compromise because of this but thats fine, I have never planned it to be an extreme hard core offroad vehicle. Should I look at a 3 link, 4 link, 5 link or something else? Are there any tech docs out there such as the above covering the front suspension?

The easy way will be a 3 link radius style setup with a pan hard bar.Your front Lower links 35" long off the bottom of the frame. 14-16" coils depending on the ride height you want. Here is a pic of Okie zuks setup
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Here is a pic of Okie zuks setup
Do you know what Okie's charging for that setup? I imagine he can do one easy for air shox?

Hmmmm, I'm thinking *maybe* I can spend just a little more before the baby arrive.

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