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Watts Link

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What's in the Box

Gives you better control than a Panhard Bar. Perfect for coil spring or coil-over rear suspension. For chassis widths of 46" or less. Threaded approximately 2 “ on each end.

Kit includes:

  • mounting brackets
  • rod (19" threaded for 1/2" rod ends)
  • jam nuts
  • all required hardware

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Specs

  • Long tab for the rear end housing is 5-1/4" overall length
  • Long tab is 4-5/8" from bottom to center of link mounting hole
  • Long tab overall width is 2-15/16" at base and is 3/8" thick
  • Short tab for frame rail mounts are 2-5/8" tall
  • Short tabs are 2" from base to center of link mounting hole
  • Short tabs are 2" wide at base and 5/16" thick

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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stagger lee
Verified Purchaser
woodland ca.

was able to reduce size to fit my need's works excelent !

June 18, 2015
would suggest adding another set of holes on cross shaft for those of us who have limited space and travel needs great!
Pros:
  • Easier Than Total Fab
Yes, I recommend this product.
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George48
Verified Purchaser
Del Rio, TX 78840, USA

Like a champ!

February 20, 2015
This watts link is easy to install and works like a champ!
Pros:
  • good rod ends
  • stout steel tubing
  • Easy Install
Cons:
  • center pivot is a bushing not bearing
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ed
Verified Purchaser
Woodstock, GA

Must have on coilover cars

August 23, 2012
Well thought out product. Kit quality was good but needs bearing or bushing for center pivot. Modified the kit for my application. Modification was not difficult but adaptation was very involved.
Pros:
  • Improves Handling
  • Improves Launching
  • Adjustable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

8 questions : 8 answers

1 answers

Will this work on my 1955 buick My buick has a torque tube rearend and I'm swapping It for a 10 bolt chevy is this something I could use ? Weld the tabs to the new rearend and install?

Tcarrasco84
California
May 18, 2013

Will this work on my 1955 buick My buick has a torque tube rearend and I'm swapping It for a 10 bolt chevy is this something I could use ? Weld the tabs to the new rearend and install?

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May 20, 2013
Jason
Watts link kit number 91649023 is designed to keep the rear end centered in the car from side to side during suspension travel and is commonly used on a swap of a different rear end into a vehicle that does not run parallel leaf springs. You need to have clearance from the rear end center up to the floor for the watts link to travel when experiencing maximum suspension travel.
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Will the watts linkage work with a trailing arm suspension. I plan on adapting a set of trailing arms to my 53 chevy pickup. The truck will be heavily modified with a 16 inch extension to the frame. I will be extending the cab that much and will use a full size bed.. Is the Watts linkage appropriate for this application? Would a panhard bar be better. Note that I didn't say easier. Also, the posted review suggests the need for a pivot bar bearing. Is there a suggestion as to how to best accomplish this or, can or will this be a modification your all might incorporate into the kit? Obviously, at an additional cost.

clearasday
Denton, TX, USA
April 10, 2013

Will the watts linkage work with a trailing arm suspension. I plan on adapting a set of trailing arms to my 53 chevy pickup. The truck will be heavily modified with a 16 inch extension to the frame. I will be extending the cab that much and will use a full size bed.. Is the Watts linkage appropriate for this application? Would a panhard bar be better. Note that I didn't say easier. Also, the posted review suggests the need for a pivot bar bearing. Is there a suggestion as to how to best accomplish this or, can or will this be a modification your all might incorporate into the kit? Obviously, at an additional cost.

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April 11, 2013
Jason
Depending on the amount of suspension travel your truck has would determine the use of a panhard bar or a watts link. A panhard bar needs to be parallel with the housing at ride height with the weight on the vehicle. 2” or so in either direction of suspension travel doesn’t effect rear end location to a great extent if we have a fairly long panhard bar as offered in our weld on kit. The watts link however does not shift the rear end under longer suspension travel and is ideal for extreme applications. Currently Speedway does not offer a pivot bearing option and this would be up to the installer to fabricate and install. Main goal with either product is to keep the rear end centered in the application as close as possible.
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frame width i wanna put this on a mini ranger and my frame width is only 32" max. Are the bars threaded all the way down and you just cut them where you need them or what? Thanks

kilian22
Urbana, IL, USA
November 06, 2012

frame width i wanna put this on a mini ranger and my frame width is only 32" max. Are the bars threaded all the way down and you just cut them where you need them or what? Thanks

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November 07, 2012
Jason
The Watts Link tubes are threaded approximately 2” on each end. Mounting brackets for the frame can be mounted so as to accommodate the narrower frames to a certain degree and in many cases the tubes will need to be shortened. If shortened the tube will need to be tapped to match the ½” heim ends as the tubes are NOT threaded all the way thru.
1 answers

Does this setup include the rod ends?

Roger
Cedar Rapids, IA
December 14, 2011

Does this setup include the rod ends?

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December 14, 2011
Jason
Yes, rod ends are included
1 answers

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WOULD WORK FOR MY 1951 CHEVY STYLINE BUSINESS COUPE. I'M INSTALLING A 1984 CHEVY CAPRICE REAR END IN IT.ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS

BUTCH
EDGEWOOD, NEW MEXICO
November 13, 2011

I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT WOULD WORK FOR MY 1951 CHEVY STYLINE BUSINESS COUPE. I'M INSTALLING A 1984 CHEVY CAPRICE REAR END IN IT.ANY SUGGESTIONS? THANKS

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November 15, 2011
John
Part # 91649023 Use of a Watts Link or Panhard bar is dependent on what type of rear suspension you are planning for your 1951 Chevy. If you still are planning the original style parallel leaf rear suspension a panhard or watts link is not needed. If installing coil springs or coil overs the rear end needs to be retained in the center of the vehicle in which case there are a few options. Triangulated four link would be one method in keeping the rear end centered side to side but the other options would be radius rods or ladder bars and either a panhard bar or a watts link. You will need to determine if there is enough available space above the rear end for the watts link or if space is limited the panhard bar may best fit your needs. First you need to determine the suspension style you are planning and then with mock up the available space to narrow down the options.
1 answers

will this work well on a bagged truck with a 2 link

July 25, 2011

will this work well on a bagged truck with a 2 link

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July 27, 2011
John
This Watts Link kit gives better control than a panhard bar and works well on vehicles with dramatic ride height changes such as air bagged vehicles. No angle or arc is created during suspension travel and the rear end will still remain centered in the vehicle.
1 answers

will this work well for drag racing ?

Boss
Minnesota
March 30, 2011

will this work well for drag racing ?

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April 04, 2011
Ken
The Watts Link kit that you mention is a fine, well-engineered component. It is suitable for most hot rod, street and drag race applications. I would not recommend it for a Monster Truck, Rock Crawler, Circle Track Racing, or other such extreme duty situation, however.
1 answers

Will the Watts link work with ladder bars?

New York
February 11, 2011

Will the Watts link work with ladder bars?

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February 15, 2011
Waymon
Yes the, WATTS LINK KIT, Item #: 91649023, will work with a ladder bar suspension.
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