As most of you know, the SEMA show is a trade-only event. While thousands of end users manage to sneak in, most of you never get to see our new products up close. We are here to help. Today, we pushed our cameras dangerously close to our 2nd Gen 4-Link display. The pictures below explain various features.
The lower links and forward mounting points of the unicrade index off of the front leaf spring eyes and bolt through the floorpan. The silver tube located inside of the OEM frame rail (at bottom in this photo) accepts the shock crossmember and adds structural rigidity to the rear suspension.
Lower links mount to the front brackets and allow plenty of room for wide tires. For a 100% bolt-on installation, Currie Enterprises sells “Crate” rear ends with RideTech brackets already welded in place. The rear, lower link points are adjustable to tune roll steer and instant center. The kit accepts coilovers or ShockWaves®.
This tubular brace is one of the coolest parts of the design. It mounts to the rear bulkhead and trans tunnel to accept the forward – upper link points. …and yes, you can use your back seat, but isn’t it a shame to cover up this brace? Rubber boots seal the floorpan.
It’s all here. The “unicradle” rear subframe rail, the lower link, the triangulated upper link (look closely) and the sturdy forward bracket that indexes of the front leaf spring mounting point.
The upper links are adjustable for length to help you dial-in pinion angle. All kits include our awesome new Delrin AF (Anti-Friction) R-Joint rod ends that provide a high degree of articulation with no binding. Unlike traditional rod ends, R-joints do not rattle or seize and offer exceptionally long service life. You never have to lubricate an R-Joint.
Here is a welded R-Joint. This particular photo shows the upper links forward mounting point mounted to the bulkhead brace. Also visible is the hole that must be drilled in the floorpan. It allows the upper link to pass through.
Flexible boots are included in the kit to seal the floorpan where the upper links pass through. Drill two holes per link with a hole saw. Connect the two holes using a cut-off wheel to make this oval shape. It’s easy.
If you don’t mind us saying so, RideTech sure makes good looking products. They are sturdy as well. Note how the forward mount attaches in three planes for exceptional stiffness and rigidity.
The rear sway bar is a work of art and is adjustable to suit your driving style, The familiar RideTech icon is laser cut into the bracketry throughout.
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