This post has two parts: first, has anyone used the metalcloak db3 rear control arm relocation brackets, and how did they change your ride?
Second, can anyone get into the geometry and physics a little, and tell me the benefits and drawbacks of relocating the rear control arms?
I assume that flattening the control arm angles has the same benefits as the front- anti squat, channeling road impact to the springs instead of the frame, etc. I assume caster isn’t a real issue in the back.
Also, I feel intuitively that just like there is a front roll center and a rear roll center, there is probably a left roll center and a right roll center, and there is probably some effect of changing the relationship of the front and rear control arm angles in relation to each other through, say, only using a relocation bracket in the front.
I’m tempted to leave out the details of my rig so we can keep the discussion focused on the concepts, but you all might get bored that way, so here are some details.
Running about 3.5 lift, 35s, adjustable track bars, axle side track bar relocation brackets, drag link flip kit with stock pitman arm, and front control arm relocation brackets (appear to be lower only, frame side with a cam bolt in the bracket). Will go bigger on the tires, but need to save for a 44 front (or 60s). Before you even ask, the answer is “because I want to,” so let’s not let this devolve into one of those threads.