Watts Linkage

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  1. AMS3

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    So I'm thinking about adding Watts linkage to the rearend. Does anyone have any idea what brand to use? I don't want to have to weld, prefer bolt on. I have a 05' QC.
     
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    Unless you've converted or are converting to a 4 bar or 4 link type suspension why would you want to add a watts link ? Leaf springs require no such devices.

    Also a pickup truck has a significant amount of travel in the rear and a watts link may not be a good fit there.
     
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    That's why I'm asking. Never heard of Watts linkage until yesterday. So if it's not going to benefit the truck, then money wasted. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    A watts link provides the same "function" as a panhard or track bar. It prevents the rear end from moving side to side. With leaf springs not an issue.

    Good question though.
     
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    I guess it's more for rear coil set ups from what I've been reading on the internet. It's an interesting concept, and to think it's named after the guy who invented it for his Watts steam engine in 1784.