DragVette 6-Link Rear Suspension



DragVette 6-Link Rear Suspension

Postby legerwn » October 17th, 2013, 12:16 pm

I noticed one of the rear tires leaning after the last spirited drive so I put it on the lift and checked it over. I found the bushings in the strut rods to be in very bad shape and falling apart. I’ve wanted to do a 6-link conversion so I figured this was a good time to get started on it. I decided to start with the DragVette system and work from there since it looks to be a good solid kit and the price is reasonable.

My main reason for wanting a 6-link is to remove the half shaft from being a suspension component. My stub shafts have some play and I’ve wanted to resolve this also, the 6-link will take care of the slack for me. I really like the idea of the half shaft loops and the idea that if a half shaft fails the tire will stay in place.

Along with the 6-link kit I ordered the rear cross-member stabilizing disc, the billet U-joint caps and the drive shaft loop for safety.

I understand there is an issue with the upper link on cars that have been lowered; the mounting bolt contacts the frame under hard compression of the suspension. I’m going to see what modifications it will take to resolve this issue and make them.

I was curious if anyone here has installed this kit or has any firsthand experience with this kit?

Appreciate any input;

I’ll try and post my progress as I go,

Neal
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Re: DragVette 6-Link Rear Suspension

Postby 87vette81big » October 17th, 2013, 3:49 pm

What year is your Corvette?
Sounds like you own a C2 or C3.
There is a really nice Solid Axle conversion for the 1963-82 Corvettes.
Race Craft.
12-Bolt or Ford 9 " inch.
Proven tough.
True 4-link coil over shocks. Disc brake option.
Panhard bar or diagnol link.
Could subsitute a Dana 60 rear instead.
Won't ever brake that Dana 60 .
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Re: DragVette 6-Link Rear Suspension

Postby legerwn » October 17th, 2013, 6:17 pm

Its a C3 (77)

I looked over the solid axle conversions but wanted to keep the IRS,

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