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9" rear 4 link with coil springs

76 bumblebee

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I have searched through the post of what would come up anyway and I have not found what I am looking for.

I will be putting a 4 link setup on my full width 9" axle under my 76 bronco. I will be moving the axle back 4"-6" and also moving the front axle about 6" also. I was thinking of using coil springs for the rear instead of coil-overs or ORI struts. I was wondering if anyone has done this or could point me in the right direction. What I am really looking for is the axle mount for the coil spring. I already of looked for the upper coil buckets and lower mounts for the radius arms just not a lower mount to the axle.

Thanks,

Jim
 
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76 bumblebee

76 bumblebee

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Thanks for the link. I apparently missed that or the sold out part caught my eye. That's where I got my 4 link kit and the truss. I guess I'll keep an eye on the website and order the lowers when they have them back in stock.

As for the coil springs themselves, I was thinking the 5.5" springs. I'm not sure yet. Mine is currently running on 39.5 Iroks but I bought 38s to go with the full width axles. The previous owner has already comp cut the rear quarters and I am replacing the front clip after I rolled it 3x and messed up the front quarters. I have a full replacement for the front though.
 

dmoses42

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I don't know if this helps or not, but I think some of the old Lincolns had coil springs on the 9" in the rear, might be a source for factory parts...
 

Yeller

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Here’s another Source.

I prefer Jeep JK rear springs. I find the EB coils too heavy in the rear. I think the EB coils in the front are perfect. I’ve done probably 100 (lost count) link conversions over the years with all kinds of vehicles.
 

okorangebrnco

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Here’s another Source.

I prefer Jeep JK rear springs. I find the EB coils too heavy in the rear. I think the EB coils in the front are perfect. I’ve done probably 100 (lost count) link conversions over the years with all kinds of vehicles.
Yes- This guy! Utilize his advice. You will not find a better source for the price.
 
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76 bumblebee

76 bumblebee

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Yes- This guy! Utilize his advice. You will not find a better source for the price.
Thanks. I'll look into that also. I was thinking that the springs might be a bit stiff for the rear but there is a bunch back there from tools and spare parts to a full size spare towards the rear. That's going to be a balancing act actually that I'll have to figure out.
 

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check my firebronco link in my sig for pics.
 

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76 bumblebee

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check my firebronco link in my sig for pics.
That looks like the James Duff extreme truss but cut up. I have an email to them to see about getting just the truss and not all of their kit. Of course, it says that the truss, no matter what, is on backorder.
 
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