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Hello,
I finally got some time to piece together my M715's rear suspension. I went from a dual 4-link to a centrally pivoting 4-link with shared leafs. It's all tacked together, in case I need to make changes. This truck has a 12V 6BT, NV4500 and a Ford NP205.
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Have you no shortage of projects? Ive been following this lately on the ifsja. Cant wait to see this thing rolling!

Good luck with all your irons in the fire
 

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Mikel trying to remember where else I saw your rig.. On TDR? REegardless, cool man! What are the plans for the driveshafts?
 

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Why did you choose to go with leafs instead of coils in the end, better load carrying ability?
 

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Why did you choose to go with leafs instead of coils in the end, better load carrying ability?

Which elastic element (leaf vs coil) is irrelevant. The issue is that in my old setup, each wheel had a coil, vs having a pivoting system now, with a pair of leafs sharing two wheels. This allows the suspension to articulate regardless of vehicle load. With independent coils (what I had earlier), if I wanted good articulation the load capacity would be low, and if I wanted good load capacity, articulation when empty would be terrible.
I believe my current setup has the best of both worlds. Not to mention the fact that leaf suspensions are very easy to tweak.
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How do you plan on getting power from axle "A" to axle "B"?:confused:
The transfer case will have two rear outputs. One of them will power the middle axle. That axle will have a pillow block with two jokes, with one driveshaft going to the TC and another to the rearmost axle. During level driving, this will keep the u-joint angles very low, while allowing the two axles to articulate without worrying about the shafs hitting the middle axle.





 

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Looks sweet man :beer:

Are you using 2x6x1/8 tube for your frame as well???

I haven't had much of a chance to work lately, but maybe next weekend you can stop over for a :beer: and check my rig out.
 
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