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Old 10-10-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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2800#, Iron BBC, braked glide, 12" wheel, 29.5x11.5 hoosier, narrowed frame. Wanting to HOOK! Just for going fast....no certain class. What's best...and hooks anywhere? Ladder or Cal-trac system?
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Default Re: S10...Cal-trac or ladder bar?

i run ladder bar here. hooks great with small tire. been 1.29 60ft footbraking with a 200 shot and 10.5 slick.ive heard caltracs can work great with track time to adj
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you using stock fram rails?
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yes stock frame rails with no tubs. i did brace the ladder bar brace really well for support
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Default Re: S10...Cal-trac or ladder bar?

I think they both will work, your gonna hve more of a issue of the weight of a iron bbc then rear suspension.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:16 PM   #6
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we have stock leaves, comp 3-ways, floaters, and home made ladders now.....tire spin lots. 1300 on the rear and a tad over 1500 on the front without driver. It's hulled and only has the bed sides in the rear. 2 batteries and small cell at rear. Moroso springs and 3-ways up front.
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1fast10 your ladder bars 32" long? Crossmember around where the front leaf mount was?
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Default Re: S10...Cal-trac or ladder bar?

i beleive they are 32" long. its a applied racing technoligy ladder bar kit. the crossmember is right where the frame starts to rise to go up at the rear tire. heres a pic

heres a pic of it on the wheelie bars going 1.29 60ft. did this with no transbrake and a crappy tci super street fighter tranny and a 200 shot. going 5.8s @120
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Which kit did you get? What pinion angle do you run with it?
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i just bought the ladder bar diag link and crossmember.my angle is down -3*
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You go with the qa1 doubles? 12" spring?
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yep. having some down track issues with current 110lbs springs but otherwise qa1 or better shock and def double adj.and yes im a 12" spring
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I just found your thread. Nice vids! I was thinking 130's since that's what my Malibu has. You think the lighter spring is hurting your down track? I don't think I'm as heavy back there as you...do have two batteries but only outter bed sides and thin tubs. No bed. I appreciate the info! 1.48 is my best 60' and 6.42 is the best et. Haven't even touched the bottle yet. Figure it should be a tenth better in the 60 before I add any more power. What gear you run?
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i had 130lbers first and problem started after i went from .024 jet squared to a 4 jet split and picked up 1 tenth. that tenth has been nothing but headaches so far. at first we though it was front end. so i over hualed everything. added rack and pinion. went back to track with same problems. chenged to 110lbers and luanch was harder but still down track problems.think i need 85 cuase rear is stiff as hell.but who knows im gona work on the shocks some and figure it out somehow.i run a 4.29 gear with a th350 tranny. converter is a super street figheter. will stall around 3100 footbrakeing and flash 3800. on the gas it comes to life and flashes to 5000. i usally leave on the 2step at 2400rpm(i know its low but works). on motor its a dog. goes 6.6s-6.7s with 1.52-1.56 60ft. on gas been 1.29 a handfull of times and 1.32 consistant.usallu 5.85 to 5.95 et.depends if it gets loose on me or not. if i can hold it when it starts to get loose i goes 5.8s easy
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:27 PM   #15
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Everyone tells me to trash my 4500 nitrous stall and 4:30 gear (mopar 8.75). I keep them in there wait on the day I can nuke it! As I understand it, you only want enough spring to hold up the rig and let the shock do the rest? Just asking. I don't have any pictures on this puter to post of my rig. My frame is cut behind the cab and move inward around 6" per side.
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