Did anyone wonder how Electric Lettuce went from a rig that couldn't win an event to 2nd place at TTC? Well the four link that was in it for the last few years was hampering it's performance and travel in an unbelievable way. So I offered to fix Robs issues. He took the offer and we went to work.
First things first. The layout of the existing v'd four link was unstable. The geometry was off and because his rams were on the inside of the diff (link side) the links collided with the steering when the suspension was drooped. Funny because according to the internet it would have been a perfect set up. However the suspension had to be limited to almost o droop. Aside from the stability issues this kind of limiting makes for a really tippy truck. I mean the name of the game is keeping your tires on the ground. Right?
Since I was relocating the mounting points I made new 3/8 thick mounts. replacing the 1/4" thick ones. I get laughed at for using 3/8 but the people laughing are used to FK or ballistic joints. So I don't get mad because really if they use crap like that a 1/4 inch mount will do fine. Their joints aren't capable of taking the pounding that would warrent 3/8.