4-Link Jig Welded Clips

 

“COMPETITION” and the
“ULTIMATE II” Pro-Street

 

Auto Weld’s 4-LINK JIG WELDED CLIP KITS are made from the highest quality materials and of the highest quality construction. The frame rails are made from 2x3x11ga steel tubing. Not made from the inferior (.083 wall). They are bent with “NO WRINKLE TECHNOLOGY” and are expertly welded to make these frames the toughest and best looking on the market today. Check out the standard features in our kits!!! (features you would pay extra for from our competitors) Our kits come complete with rod ends, 2x3x11ga steel tubing for frame connectors, and we offer any width up to 33″. Our kits are the easiest to install, are pleasing to the eye, and best of all, they work!!
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NOW AVAILABLE: 2X4 REAR FRAME CLIPS!!!
(Ultimate II shown directly below)
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CHECK OUT OUR QUALITY BELOW!!!
 

 

MEASURING FOR A CLIP

TIP**
When you are preparing to order a Jig Welded
frame clip, you will need to know:
**the wheels and tires that you are going to use
(or) the dimensions for both.
**what frame width you will need.
**what is the rear width.
**What is the height of the “rocker to the ground” in front of the rear tire.
**And what is the outside tire diameter…
or….rear tire height. 
***DIMENSIONS***
This dimension drawing may help in determining how wide the frame and the rear should be.
A….FRAME RAIL WIDTH
B….TOTAL REAR WIDTH (back of
wheel to back of wheel)
**Deduct rotor or drum
thickness to calculate
“axle to axle” width.
C….INSIDE FENDER LIP TO INSIDE LIP
(measured over axle centerline)
D….TOTAL TRACK WIDTH(outside to outside of tires)
E….TOTAL BACKSPACE (backspace of wheel
plus the bulge of the tire)
F….WIDTH OF WHEEL AND TIRE (inflated)
G….CLEARANCE BETWEEN FENDER LIP AND
SIDEWALL OF TIRE
H….CLEARANCE BETWEEN FRAME RAIL AND
TIRE SIDEWALL
I….WHEEL WIDTH (measured between the
inside lips of the wheels)
J….BACKSPACE OF WHEEL (measured from
the back edge of the rim to the
back where the wheel contacts the
axle)
ADDED NOTE: When calculating “total rear
width”,, add a 1/2″ to each
side of the wheel’s width.
(Example: A 15″ wide wheel is actually
16″ measured at the outside
lips of the wheel. Use this
as a rule of thumb.
Remember!..the wheel’s
backspace is also measured
from this outside point.

!! IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE DIMENSIONS, WE WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU !! 


 

**OPTIONS**

OPTION ONE FEATURES:
-Jig welded frame assembly,
made from the “better” 2x3x11ga
box steel tubing! Not the inferior
.083 wall tubing.
-Competition 4-link
-All (8) Chromoly “HD” rod ends
-Series 7000 coilovers
-Diagonal track locator
-All hardware
-Frame connector material
*Very Complete*
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2×3 Rear Frame and Suspension clip
Part#3520…….$2028.50
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2×4 Rear Frame and Suspension clip
with “Oval” crossmember included
Part#3521…….$2530.50
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COILOVER UPGRADES:
Aldan (single adjustable) upgrade
Part#7065..add…$195.00
Aldan (double adjustable) upgrade
Part#7066..add…$320.00
QA1 (single adjustable) upgrade
..add..$215.00
QA1 (double adjustable) upgrade
..add..$355.00
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Frame only,2×3 fixture welded with
all mounts fully welded,
Part#3515………$1175.50(shown below)
 

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Frame only,2X4 fixture welded with
all mounts fully welded
with “Oval” crossmember included
Part#3516………$1,593.95

OPTION TWO FEATURES:
-Jig welded frame assembly (same as above)
-Competition 4-link
-All (8) chromoly(HD)rod ends
-Aldan coilovers (single adjustable)
QA1 available at additional cost!
-Reverse wishbone track locator
-New Jig welded rear housing,
w/3 1/4″x1/4″ DOM axle tubes,
w/brace
-All hardware
-Frame connector material
*2×3 rear clip*
(discounted)over $200
Part#3525………$3293.50
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*2×4 rear clip*
(discounted) over $200
with “Oval crossmember included
Part#3526………$3771.50
“EXTREME STRENGTH”
COMPETITION 4-LINK REAR CLIP
(above)and(below)
Features: jig welded mandrel bent
frame assembly made from 2x3x11ga steel
tubing, “Aldan” single adjusting
coilovers, wishbone track locator,
HD Chromoly 1 1/4″ dia. 4-link tubes,
( 1 3/8″ diameter optional)…
(SHOWN ABOVE)
New massive and thicker aftermarket
9″ Ford housing (or Fabricated housing)
with 3 1/4″ x 1/4″ DOM steel axle
tubes, brace, fill and drain,
all 8 HD chromoly
rod ends, frame connector material,
Moser race axles(up to 35 spline
for same price), bearings, 3″ studs,
retainers and all hardware.
18″-33″ widths!
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COILOVER UPGRADES:
Aldan (double adjustable)upgrade
add $125.00
QA1 (single adjustable) upgrade
add $20.00
QA1 (double adjustable) upgrade
add $155.00
 
Part#3535…$3994.50(discounted) SAVE
(2×3 rear clip)
Part#3536…$4466.50 (discounted) SAVE
(2×4 rear clip w/oval x-member)
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NOTE: Race axles included, but not
shown in picture right above.
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(Also Shown Above)
*Exhaust port option…$125
*3/4″ Anti-rollbar option…$375
*1″ Anti-rollbar option…$475
*Wheelie bar brackets installed…$75
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“Wilwood” Racing Brakes
(for above rear clips)
Part#AW0261 (big Ford)……..$578.49
Part#AW2119(big new)……..$578.49

**CHECK OUT OTHER WILWOOD DISC BRAKES**

(Click here !!)

 

 

**TWO OPTIONS**

–Ultimate II clips are best used for cars & trucks running down near and in the 9 second zone, and being driven everyday as well.–



OPTION ONE FEATURES:
-Jig welded frame assembly
Made from the “Better” 2x3x11ga
steel tubing, not the inferior
.083 wall stuff.
-Ultimate II 4-link
-All 8 polyurethane rod ends
-Series 7000 coilovers
-Panhard track locator
-All hardware
-Frame connector material
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COILOVER UPGRADES:
Aldan (single adjustable) upgrade
Part#7065..add..$195.00
Aldan (double adjustable) upgrade
Part#7066..add..$$320.00
QA1 (single adjustable) upgrade
..add…$215.00
QA1 (double adjustable) upgrade
..add…$355.00
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2×3(discounted)
Part#3500………$1881.95
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2×4 w/oval crossmember)
Part#3501………$2324.50
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Frame only, 2×3 fixture welded with all mounts
fully welded
Part#3400………$1210.50
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Frame only, 2×4 fixture welded with all mounts
fully welded w/oval crossmember
Part#3401………$1593.95
(shown below)
OPTION TWO FEATURES:
-Jig welded frame assembly
(same as above)
-Ultimate II 4-Link
-All 8 polyurethane rod ends
-Aldan coilovers
QA1 available at additional cost!
-Wishbone track locator
-New Jig welded 9″ Ford housing
with 3 1/4″x1/4″ DOM steel
axle tubes and brace
-All hardware
-Frame connector material
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ABOVE: package with “2×3” rails
(discounted/SAVE!)
Part#3510 …ONLY…..$3175.50
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BELOW: same package but “2×4” rails
with “Oval” crossmember included!
Part#3511 …ONLY…..$3558.50
(wishbone not shown but included)
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(options that are shown below)
Add: fill and drain…$68
Add: Moser axles…$370 pair
W/BSR pkg…$99.00
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COILOVER OPTIONS:
Aldan (double adjustable) upgrade
add $125.00
QA1 (single adjustable) upgrade
add $20.00
QA1 (double adjustable) upgrade
add $155.00
The NEW 2×4 rear clips include all
the standard features of our
2×3 rear clips except they are
made out of the 2×4 material for
extra strength and where a roll bar
is not desired. We use our “NO-
WRINKLE” technology when making
our rails so you get the highest
quality product you can purchase!!
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Shown above….a standard “Ultimate II”
4-link-2×4 rear clip, but with the single adjust
Aldan coilovers (QA1 additional!) , housing brace,
fill and drain, Moser axles,w/BSR pkg options.
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Shown below….a standard “Ultimate II”
4-link-2×4 rear clip, but with the
“wheelie bar, wishbone track locator,
Oval-crossmember, anti-roll bar ,
housing brace, fill and drain options.
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*CLICK HERE*
for
*FULL CHASSIS*
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TYPICAL SIDEVIEW OF “REAR CLIP”
**4-LINK**
This is a typical drawing of a rear clip that shows some basic positioning of our 4-Link packages.
It is based on a 32″dia. tire.
DIMENSION “A”
Competition 4-Link……..(approx..26 1/4″
Ultimate II (Pro-street)..(approx..23 1/4″
DIMENSION “B”
Competition 4-link……..(approx..21 1/2″
Ultimate II (Pro-street)..(approx..18 3/4″
LINKS…bolt to bolt measurement
Competition 4-Link………21″
Ultimate II (Pro-street)…….18″
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“LOW PROFILE 4-LINK”
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Below is a custom AUTO WELD
clip designed for an ’80 Dodge
full size pickup. It features our
typical “Low Profile” 4-link,
panhard bar, Series 7000 coilovers,
housing and axle package.
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This is an example of some of the
custom clips we can design and build.
We also use this “LOW PROFILE” 4-link
when building our S10 rear clips.
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S-10 REAR FRAMES
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New S10 truck rear clip
Features: mandrel bent
“no wrinkle” frame rails
made from 2x4x11ga box steel
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** S-10 4-LINK Pro-Street
clip, w/o housing
Part#3550……$2377.50
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** S-10 LADDER BAR
clip, w/o housing
Part#3560……$2283.50
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** 9″ Ford housing w/all
suspension mounts welded
(specify ladder bar or 4-link)
(base)add…….$999.00
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** HOUSING BRACE,
Part#1030A……$110.00
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** “ALDAN AMERICAN EAGLE” (OR)
“QA1” UPGRADE,
Aldan (single adjust)
Part#7065…….$195.00
Aldan (double adjust)
add………….$320.00
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QA1 (single adjust)
add………….$215.00
QA1 (double adjust)
add………….$355.00
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** Upgrade to Chromoly rod
ends (4-LINK ONLY),
Part#3020…….$150.00
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** FILL AND DRAIN
Part#1005…$68.00
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Fixture welded “4-Link”
frame only, w/all mounts
Part#3555……..$1652.95
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Welded “Ladder Bar”
frame only, w/all mounts
Part#3565…….$1605.75
*NEW… S10 kits features: Mandrel
Bent 2x4x11ga. Frame Rails
This is the easiest to install
on the market!!
“SLIDE-IN-AND-WELD”
**FEATURES**
* THE BEST & EASIEST ON THE MARKET!
* Jig welded heavy duty frame
* Low profile 4-link or ladder bars
* Series 7000 coilovers
* Panhard track locator
* All poly rod ends (R&L)
* Very COMPLETE!!
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**Example of our Ladder Bar frame..(shown below!)
“OTHER DESIGNS AVAILABLE”

(above)
Fixture welded “Ladder Bar”
rear frame w/mounts
Part#3565…….$1605.75
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This NEW 4-link rear frame
accepts all of our
“Competition 4-link”
components. It allows for a
very low stance like a
Pro-stock.
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As shown above includes:
Fixture welded frame, HD 4-link,
Aldan single adjust coilovers,
wishbone trac-locator, 9″ Ford
housing, hardware….$4146.50
Moser axles…$370
BSR package…$99
Double adjust coilovers also available.
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It is made using our 2×3 rails.
It features the same easy
installation as our typical
S10 rear clip…(slide in and weld).
Some of the flooring will need
to be removed when installing.
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Rear crossmember with box/body
holes (same as on our standard kits).
These holes allow for easier box
mounting.
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“Competition 4-link”
Fixture welded frame only.
Part#3568…….$1487.95
(SHOWN BELOW)
Rectangle crossmember add $40
Oval crossmember option $150 additional
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* For “S10” full chassis
CLICK HERE!!*
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*NEW*
**S10 Wheel Tubs**
The perfect solution when building
a “Pro-Street” or “Drag” S10.
These “NEW” tubs are designed to
replace the entire “inner” wheel house
instead of splitting the “OEM” wheel house
and widening it.
They are made extra wide and are
adjustable for the desired fit.
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Part #4090…S10 tub…steel…$149.95

LUV PICKUP
Rear Frame Clip
Includes: Jig welded frame,
“Low Profile” pro-street 4-link,
series 7000 coilovers, panhard
track locator, rod ends.
Very complete!
Part #3570……$2387.00
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NEW! Fixture welded 9″ Ford housing(base)
with all brackets located…add..$999.00
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Moser race axles
(up to 35 splines)….$370.00
Bearings,1/2×3 studs, retainers
add……………….$99.00

 



 

THE SUSPENSION:
This 4-Link suspension is the best Pro-street suspension available anywhere. It is designed to be high tech throughout. One piece polyurethane adjusters are used in the links with left and right hand threaded tubes so you can preload the suspension in a hurry. For a track locator, we use the best. Our (Wishbone type) works independently of the 4-link, unlike the diagonal design. It features urethane bushed pivot points and is adjustable. The re-alignment tube features a snap-in space-age plastic bushing, (developed by Auto Weld), for a grease-free mechanism. The coilovers feature external adjustable shock valving, (no taking the spring off and collapsing the shock to set the desired settings): Simply twist the button at the top or bottom of the shock to adjust valving. Also available is a torsion bar type (anti-roll bar),  designed to help with leaning associated with very narrow 4-link cars and race cars. This allows the use of lighter spring rates but still helps in cornering. Ultimate II comes completely jig-welded. You get a jig-welded main frame with all mounts and brackets, drive shaft loop, coilover shocks, 4-link, pro style 9″ Ford housing with brace, Wishbone track locator, all jig-welded and complete with hardware. Parts are available separately. Also available are Moser race axles.

HOW IT WORKS:
Street geometry and race geometry are built in. This is not a race 4-link with urethane bushings only. It is a 4-link designed expressly for pro-street use. For street usage, both upper and lower links are parallel with each other, and are also parallel to the ground. This is the only way a 4-link should be used on the street. The advantage of this is that you will have a softer riding, better handling vehicle by allowing the suspension to move the way a stock suspension is supposed to move.



 

Figure #2 shows the advantages of an Auto Weld Pro-street 4-link. It is able to handle uneven road surfaces or bumps without sending the jolt up through the whole car as in figure #1. Also, it is worth mentioning that when the links are run parallel with each other and with the ground, you effectively eliminate the roll steer problem encountered when links are in a triangulated mode or aren’t running parallel to the ground. “Roll Steer” is the tendency for the rear axle to steer the back of the car. This can occur when a car leans going around a corner or when it goes over a bump. This is due to the arcs and geometry of the rear suspension, not a desirable situation for street driving. So, for everyday driving, it is best to keep links parallel.

For drag racing you want to bring the instant center back toward the rear of the car. One way to do this is to lower the top link in the front bracket. The instant center is nothing more than the intersecting point of the links. If you were to draw an imaginary line through the links, the point at which they would intersect is the instant center, the focal point of the rear suspension. In a ladder bar car situation, you are stuck with the instant center whether it be a 32″ or 36″ ladder bar. The front rod end hole is the instant center. About all you can do is to either raise it slightly or lower it. The ability to tune is greatly hindered. With OUR 4-links the tuning is infinitely greater. You can move the instant center forward, back, up, or down. The location of the instant center (or focal point), of a suspension determines how hard the suspension is going to hit the rear tires when you launch your vehicle. The further back or up, the harder the suspension will strike the tires.The further forward or down the instant center is, the less hard it will strike the tires respectively. Some experimentation will determine the best angles and locations of links for your particular situation. In a pro-stock, the instant center is somewhere around 48″-52″ from the center of the axle and about 0″-2″ off the ground as opposed to the super stock type car, which has its instant center 32″-40″ from the axle and 6″-10″ off the ground. These are, of course, two extremes.

There are many variables in a racing suspension … power of motor, weight of car, clutch versus automatic, shock valving, spring rates, front suspension type,and many others. It is not our purpose to confuse the user but just mention that there are many variables in every car and truck whether it is pro-street or race. This is why the ULTIMATE II came into being. It is the finest pro-street 4-link suspension you can put in your vehicle, whether it be a late model car, street rod, or pick-up. If you are building a pro-street, put the best under it……..ULTIMATE II !!!!!!!