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Dear Welder Series… how much hp?

Dear Welder Series…
How much hp does your universal 4 link kit support? And can you estimate shipping to Saskatoon SK.

Dear Jesse…
A lot depends on the tires you are running and how you plan to beat on things. We build parts for street rods and feel they are top quality. A parallel rear 4-link kit does not give the same traction advantage that a race-type, non-parallel 4-link does. Freight from our door to yours is 10% of the order with a minimum charge of $15 and a maximum charge of $60.

Customer Pics: 1954 Chevy truck

I came across this build on the 67-72chevytrucks.com forum and asked the builder if I could share the pics here. He used our step notch, rear four link, Panhard, and center section. Here’s the link to the build: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/showthread.php?t=653414

Nice work! Parts used:


Dear Welder Series… four link for towing?

Dear Welder Series…
Can these be used on a crew cab dually that will be doing some towing up to 10,000 lbs? Also is the hole cut big enough to fit over a 14 bolt which I believe is larger than most street axle tubes??

Dear Corey…
Corey, we make parts for street rods/hot rods and I feel our kits are overbuilt. But I don’t know where their limit is. I might try this if it was my own project, but I won’t suggest you do our R&D. The axle brackets are built for a 3″ diameter tube. They can be opened up for the larger Ford tubes.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Dear Welder Series… 1978 3/4t four link?

Dear Welder Series…
I have a 1978 3/4 ton Chevy pick up and am wanting to change out the rear suspension. I got an estimate from a suspension shop and they wanted $2300.00 dollars just for labor!

Do you have a kit (or one that can be adapted)that I can install myself?

Dear Robert…
Robert, Welder Series has a parallel and a triangulated rear suspension kit. Both kits are generic and have been used in a wide range of frames. We put the installation sheets on our website so builders can check mounting point locations and satisfy themselves about the suitability of our kits for their application. (I haven’t built this series truck.)

Please check the installation sheets at http://welderseries.com/Triangulated-Four-Link-Kit-p49926314 and at http://welderseries.com/Rear-Four-Link-Kit-Parallel-p51428446. With the parallel kit you will need a Panhard bar, too. http://welderseries.com/Rear-c13325077

Thanks for looking at our parts.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… parallel vs. triangulated four link

Dear Welder Series…
I have a 1951 Chevrolet truck 1/2 ton putting a 2002 Chevy S10 4×4 Blazer 8.5 ring gear rear w/disc brakes in. I want to use the 4 link system, which one of yours will work easiest and best?

Thank you!

Dear Don…
Don, the decision regarding a parallel or a triangulated rear 4-link (both shown below) is somewhat philosophical. Here is my explanation:

Both kits do a good job of locating the rear end, holding it in place, and letting the suspension work.

The triangulated kit costs less than the parallel kit because a Panhard bar is not required.

The parallel kit does require a Panhard kit (about $100.00). The parallel kit is easier to adjust for squaring the rear axle to the frame center line, and centering the frame left-to-right.

The Panhard bar does move the frame left-to-right as the frame goes up and down, but if a straight Panhard bar is installed level, this amount is insignificant (about 1/8″ with a 19″ bar) for normal suspension travel.


I hope this helps you decide. Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… Four Link Dimension Question

Dear Welder Series…
I have a few questions on the parallel rear 4 link kits. Wondering what the measurement is between the two bars, C-C. Also what size tubing is used? I would like 1″ or 1 1/4″ if possible.
I have purchased and installed the notch kit with great results, thank you for offering these products at affordable prices.

Dear Dan…
Dan, the bars on the parallel kit are 5-1/2″ c-c.  They are 1″ diameter seamless tubing with a 3/16″ wall thickness.

Thanks for your order and support.

Dear Welder Series… Four Link for 1965 Mustang?

Dear Welder Series…
Hi, I’m after a rear 4 link for my 65 mustang for general road use, no racing, do you have a setup similar to [the other guys] setups & if so prices & cost of  shipping to California 90200, USA, unless you good rates to New Zealand, if you can help I’ll phone you.

thanks Rob.

Dear Rob…
Rob, Welder Series has a parallel and a triangulated rear 4-link.  Both kits are “universal”, meaning they can be used in a wide range of applications, but they require modifications (mainly bar length) to use in your Mustang.

Here are the kits:

The parallel kit will need a Panhard bar:

Freight cost to California would be 10% of the order total with a minimum charge of $15 and a maximum charge of $60.00.  All of our prices are in Canadian Dollars.  We can ship to New Zealand by Parcel Post and would quote a rate based on what you would like to order.

We are working hard at getting the website picture issues resolved.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.