2nd-Gen Game Changer: The Perfect 4-Link

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.

For more information on second-gen Camaro and Firebird 4-Links, click HERE.

 

 

6 Replies to “2nd-Gen Game Changer: The Perfect 4-Link”

  1. Hello !, my name is Aaron G. I own a 70 SS 396 Camaro. I’m getting close to finishing my restoration. The SS is mostly stock with several Hi Po parts the 396/402 is .030 over, 11:5 to 1 comp ratio with custom JE pistons. AFR 290cc aluminum heads, Lunati Hyd. Roller camshaft, Weiand Stealth intake.
    I was checking out the new bolt on, four link rear suspension and was looking to find out the cost, couldn’t find the price tag ? Thank You Guys for your time and help !

  2. I know DSE, Heidt and a few other companies offer a 4 link for the 2nd gen F-body. What sets this one apart?? also I hate the idea of having a hole in my rear seat area even though you provide a rubber insert in the kit. Any possibility of making a completely welded in insert in that area instead, such as the one DSE uses in the back seat. Would make it real nice. Thanks

    1. Hi Mo,
      Our design uses a super strong tubular brace to anchor the upper link forward mounting points rather than sheetmetal mounts. Also that tubular brace is super low profile in order to allow for full back seat use. The rubber boots do a great job of isolating noise and heat.

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