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drag susp. setup

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by bjfisher, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. bjfisher

    bjfisher Senior Member

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    what suspension components are essential to a good drag car?whats most important?and what are some suggestions?
     
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    sohcslammer Senior Member

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    A light body, a high compression V8, drag shocks, slicks, wheelie bars.... see ya in the 10s! :lol:
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    traction bar, stiff rear springs.
     
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    cool, exactly what i was thinking, just didnt know about anything else :D
     
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    super soft rear springs and semi stiff front with a good set of wheelie bars with a hydro hight adjust
     
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    for a fwd car i would think that you would make the rear much stiffer then the front to prevent weight shifting to the back.
     
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    there are two camps on that one some belive in close to 0 weight transfer some belive in using the rear wheel bar to add weight to the front wheels
     
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    bjfisher Senior Member

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    i'm not using a wheelie bar.....
     
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    unless you're running low 10s a wheelie bar really won't do anything for you- and it kills the car for pretty much anything but strip use only.

    run 1000 lb springs in the rear, 600 up front.
    get some full-race.com traction bars
    get some 25" slicks

    c ya!
     
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    yeah i was thinking 900 or 1000lb springs in rear and wasnt sure about the front....and a guy i know makes badass traction bars for like 200-250

    and i was thinking 24 or 25 inch slicks
     
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    what about shocks?
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    *moved to the suspension section*

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    penske? ive seen alot of dragsters use them; but mostly on tube-frame chassis.
     
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    im jus wondering if stock shocks would be an ok way to go for the time being with good drag springs and traction bars
     
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