This truck I'm working on is going to be for weekend fun, rod runs around town and just fun. I've had it up to 80 with no problem and really don't see the need in going any faster. I like to build a truck with a basic theme in mind for the truck. This one is a tubbed out old school feel with a bottle rocket engine and gears. I agree with the sub frame idea. I wanted to lower this truck without going that route and keep the straight axle. I actually like the original steering in this particular truck. Going to put the works on the 53 I drive everyday. The rear is where I want it already and rides pretty well for what it is. I may take out a leaf or two on the front end. Thanks for the input.