Why is Scott’s Hotrods Rear Suspension Different?  

Our 4-Bar Rear Suspension Kits are truly Equal-Length Parallel 4-Bars that use a Panhard Bar to control lateral movement.  Using a very long Panhard Bar perpendicular maximizes efficiency and reduces lateral movement throughout the travel.  Our kits come complete with a shock Crossmember allowing you to determine final ride height when installing.

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SCOTT’S REAR SUSPENSION OVERVIEW

Most hot-rodder’s upgrade their front suspension, but forget to address their rear suspension, which is just as important to the ride and handling of their car. Often times so much focus is spent on the front suspension of a hot rod that it can actually reduce the drivability of the vehicle because of excessive rake or unmatched spring rates. Simply put, Leaf Springs Suck.

Scott’s Rear Suspension is quite simply….simple. The 4-Bar Rear Suspension Kit is designed to be both user-friendly and fully adjustable at the same time.  We use our CNC Machined & Tapped Stainless Steel Rod Ends with right-hand or left-hand thread. This allows the user to adjust the pinion angle and set up without unbolting the link bars. The same 1-1/8”x .250-wall, DOM tubing is used for the Link & Panhard bars. All bars are CNC machined in house by Scott’s to maintain the strictest quality control in manufacturing.

Scott’s Equal-Length Parallel 4-Bar Kit simple design will greatly improve the ride quality and handling of your hot rod or custom.  The parallel bar design works very well for all applications. The Pinion Angle does NOT change throughout the travel of the suspension, unlike a Triangulated 4-Link system.  A Triangulated 4-Link has inherent design flaws as the pinion angle changes as the suspension travels up and down, which can lead to poor cornering, especially on uneven pavement.

Coilovers OR Airbags, your choice.  Coilovers are the most popular for everyday cruisers and Airbag kits are for those who want to lay their vehicle on the ground.  We offer a C-Notch for Low Coilover kits and a full Step Notch for bagged kits.

A Panhard bar is used to control the lateral movement of the rear suspension.  Scott’s 4-bar kits utilize a bar as long as possible per vehicle application to ensure the least amount of lateral movement.

You can also step up your game with a Scott’s Watt’s Link and eliminate lateral movement altogether.  A Watt’s Link utilizes a mount off the rear end housing directly in the center.  It uses 1 arm above and 1 arm below the center pivot point.  These arms attach to either side of the vehicle’s frame.  This keeps the rear end dead center as the vehicle suspension travels up and down, no matter if the vehicle is leaning in either direction.

Coilover Kits Starting at $1,699
Airbag Kits Starting at $2,029

  • 1”-1/8”x1/4”-wall DOM tubing link bars (adjustable RH- & LH-Thread)
  • Stainless Steel CNC Machined Rod Ends – RH- & LH-Thread
  • 1”-1/8”x1/4”-wall DOM tubing Panhard bar (adjustable RH- & LH-Thread)
  • FK Bearing Heim Joints – RH- & LH-Thread
  • Aldan American Single-Adjustable Coilovers or Firestone 9000 Tapered Air Springs
  • Upper Shock crossmember – standard on all kits
  • Rear-end housing brackets
  • Front frame brackets
  • 5/8” Grade 8 Hardware
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE

OPTIONS

  • Torsion Spline Sway Bar $625

COILOVER OPTIONS

  • Aldan American Single-Adjustable (Rebound) (included)
  • Aldan American Double-Adjustable (Rebound/Compression) $500
  • RideTech Single-Adjustable (Rebound) $650
  • RideTech Triple Adjustable (Rebound/High & Low Compression) $1,650

SCOTT’S WATT’S LINK
If you plan on driving your vehicle hard around some tight corners, whether it is in the canyons or on a race track, the Scott’s Watt’s Link upgrade is perfect for you.  Instead of a standard Panhard bar, the Watts Link provides consistent handling no matter the direction of the turn by allowing the rear end to travel vertically with ZERO lateral movement.   $995 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
C-Notch  $149
Mandrel Bent Step Notch (Airbag Applications)  $300

 

A qualified professional mechanic or fabricator with the technical understanding of product function and installation procedures must install all Scott’s Hotrods products.

We stand behind ALL of the parts we manufacture.  Other parts that we do not manufacture such as brakes, steering racks, ball joints, brake flex lines, power steering lines, etc carry their own manufacturer’s warranties.  We are not responsible for these items outside of their original warranty.

All of Scott’s Hotrods manufactured parts are guaranteed to be free of defects in materials & workmanship for the lifetime of the part. Scott’s Hotrods warranty is non-transferable.

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