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Hey guys I have question, how to adjust and center a 4-link? I got to looking on my s10 and it's over to the right about a inch. My right tire is really close to the frame while my driver side wheel has plenty of gap. I've read and read but none of it really makes sense with me. I have a blitzluft 4link if it helps an I'll try and upload pics once I get off work if needed.


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What I wouldn't give for a good model-specific 4-link kit for the 355 models!!

How does your 4-link S-10 ride (as compared for example to the original leaf suspension with good aftermarket shocks)?
 

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What kind of 4 link is it? Triangulated or parallel? If it's a parallel with a pan hard, then it may be fine. If it's triangulated, then some pics would definitely help.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.
Its a triangular 4 link. Ill have to take more pics tomorrow where you can see it better.

 

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One of the bolts is actually rubbing a bag, on the drivers rear. So hopefully itll fix that as well
 

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This may make me sound like an ass, but from what little I can see in the pics, I'd alredy say cut it all off and start over. This looks like a hack job, the shock crossmember alone makes me question if the installer was just making it up as he went. Also there really should be a crossmember at the top of the notches, with the bags mounted like that, the frame rails will flexing and twist with every bump.
 

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This may make me sound like an ass, but from what little I can see in the pics, I'd alredy say cut it all off and start over. This looks like a hack job, the shock crossmember alone makes me question if the installer was just making it up as he went. Also there really should be a crossmember at the top of the notches, with the bags mounted like that, the frame rails will flexing and twist with every bump.

Well I'll be honest, I am not building a show truck, I don't care if it's neat or up to specs. The truck is pretty gone with rust so I am just having some fun with it until the motor goes or something. I'll post pics up tonight but I just wanna make sure it drives straight. I know the frame will flex and what not but this truck won't see any long hauls, much less over 35mph.


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Has nothing to do with show truck or just one to have fun with, it's about safety. When something is half-assed, it's at risk of breaking, then if driving down the road when this happens, you are putting others at risk as well yourself.
Now back to your original question, with it being triangulated, if nothing is bent, then you will have to cut and re-weld to center the axle. If you try to push it over, then you will be putting something in a bind, if you try pushing one side around, then you risk the axle being crooked.
 

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I understand what you're saying and trust me if I built it I would not have cut corners like this guy did.

Ok, was there no way to adjust the bars at all to shift it any? I figured I was going to have to cut the top bars of and re mount them. But is there any way that the bars may have come loose and out of allignment(if that makes sense)


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Yep what cuzican said there is no way to adjust that with out cutting stuff off

Thanks for the replies guys, I put it on the lift yesterday and did a bunch of measurements and tried adjusting the bars but they really couldn't be moved. So I started checking angles and what do you know one of the top bars on the 4 link is off. I believe they welded first and measured later. So it looks as if I'll just have to cut the welds and move it over and it should push it all back in place. I have pics but the app won't let me upload them.


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Checking the top bar mounts on crossmember was my 1st guess. How worn out are the bushings check that out also. I just had to replace one bushing on my peterbilt. That one worn bushing was throwing things off bigtime.
 

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Fix the bag rubbing problem, then screw the rest, drive it. Who cares if the wheel rubs. These Colorados don't have centered axles from the factory.. One side always sticks out further..
 
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