4-link lift question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bavanew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 77
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
4-link lift question

I installed the Pure Performance Triple threat 4.5" lift.

This is the problem......

My driver side stabilizing end link is touching my coil spring.
The passenger side is about 5/8" away from the spring. (I think that's ok)

My track seems to be within 1/4", so thats not the problem.
I measured between the front tire and the front bumper on both sides, and theres about 3/4" difference. The driver side is 3/4 closer to the front bumper.

However, the measurements between the axle and the radius arm brackets are within a 1/16" from each side?

Not sure what the problem is?

Any advice?

Note: I haven't gone for an alignment yet, but theres no directional pull in the front end while driving.

Thanks,
Blair
Bavanew is offline  
post #2 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Blair, PM'd you..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #3 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 10:12 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Pure Perf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 354
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sir

From what I think you are saying, the sway bar end links are making contact with one coil and not the other coil. Hopefully, that is correct.

It could be several things and or a combination of them. The coil spring on the one side could possibly be not sitting in the spring seats properly causing it to bow forward more than it should and or it could be caster (axle rotation) related or axle position related through adjustments with the control arms and or track bar.

A few digital pictures would help a great deal...

JP
Pure Perf is offline  
post #4 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bavanew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 77
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes, that is correct!

The Coil spring is seated properly as it only fits one way, at least on my vehicle it does.

I'll try and get some pictures soon!

Thanks,
Blair
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpurick View Post
Sir

From what I think you are saying, the sway bar end links are making contact with one coil and not the other coil. Hopefully, that is correct.

It could be several things and or a combination of them. The coil spring on the one side could possibly be not sitting in the spring seats properly causing it to bow forward more than it should and or it could be caster (axle rotation) related or axle position related through adjustments with the control arms and or track bar.

A few digital pictures would help a great deal...

JP
Bavanew is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Pure Perf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 354
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sounds good. Is one coil bowing more than the other? Is there anything that is noticeable to you?

JP
Pure Perf is offline  
post #6 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bavanew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 77
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No, the coils seem to be fine in my opinion.

But like I said, the driver's side of the axle is about .75" closer to the front bumper than the passenger side. However, when measuring from the back side of the axle, the distance from the axle to the radius arm bracket is the same on both sides (1/16" difference)

So is the front bumper not perfectly aligned on both sides? or is it just a coincidence?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpurick View Post
Sounds good. Is one coil bowing more than the other? Is there anything that is noticeable to you?

JP
Bavanew is offline  
post #7 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 10:57 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Pure Perf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 354
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Are the 4 link arms adjusted properly? Are they the same length side to side?
Pure Perf is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bavanew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 77
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They are exactly the same, that's why the distance from the rear of the Axle to the Radius mounting brackets are the same on both sides. Actually, there is a 1/16" difference, so I assume that the one bar is slightly longer? But they certainly appear to be the same.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jpurick View Post
Are the 4 link arms adjusted properly? Are they the same length side to side?
Bavanew is offline  
post #9 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
You have emails...
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 12-06-2010, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Bavanew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 77
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here are some pictures.....

Note: "Driver side picture(2)" appears as though the spring has a curve in it, but it does not, its just the way it looks in the picture.ATTACH]20206[/ATTACH]

4-link lift question-driver-side.jpg

4-link lift question-passenger-side.jpg

4-link lift question-passenger-side-2-.jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Driver side (2).jpg
Views:	104
Size:	85.8 KB
ID:	20206  

Last edited by Bavanew; 12-06-2010 at 01:53 PM.
Bavanew is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome