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Old 03-22-2009, 12:20 AM
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Default Need help to 4 link my hilux

I want to 4 link my hilux and I need some help I don't wanna buy the kit(that would be to easy) I'd like to make mine, I'd like to know what parts I would need and maybe some pics from someone who has done this. I'm new to the scale vehicles please bear with me
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:52 AM
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all depends on how the axles are set up ,i never seen them myself, but you could likely make up your own 4-link post mounts and them link them off of that to your chassis?

on my Clod build i used a big threadrod, drilled a 3mm hole through the center of it. Bolted it into the axles, then ran the link off them.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:11 AM
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Welcome to scale4x4

I cant help you with pictures but there are plenty of members who no doubt will, I can however recommend an easy method of making 4 link rods. the simplest way is grab some traxxas rod ends e.g.: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJJ81&P=7

then get yourself some M3 allthread or threaded rod(should be made from steel btw just so you know), should be available from a local hardware store, whilst there see if you can grab some steel tubing or brake line that will fit over it. then its basically measure how long you need for the link, cut the rod a little shorter(the rod ends will add a little length), put the rod ends on, measure the gap between and cut the tubing to that length.

repeat 7 more times to give 8 links total (enough for both ends) and done

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:30 AM
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all 4-link post mounts are:

a post mounted off each axle, vertical with a hole in the top end.

then x2 links from the chassis to this post

then another x2 links from the chassis to the outer end of each axle.

heres a pic for reference.
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The easy way is to pick up a set of axle trusses (gets you the center mount) and some TLT link mounts for the outboard side. I'm not that impressed with the L1 and L10 parts included in the kit. I've seen Axial side plates cut up and bolted to the sides of the frame, Nick Rummy makes some cool steel plates you could use for that, too. If you're cheap like me, you can cut the bottom off some TLT chassis plates and use those. Anyone who's built a TLT will have at least one set they don't need.
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