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Can someone provide some guidance to me regarding trick front springs? I have a 454 with aluminum heads and intake. 700R trans, 3.73 gear and possi 12 bolt rear end. The motor is putting out approximately 460 hp. I currently have stock front springs. I'd like to get weight transfer and try to pull the front off the ground. I've been told to re-tool my front suspension to help this along.
I welcome anyone's input.

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You need to tool your front suspension
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I assume from the 700 trans it's a street/strip car?
Front Springs-Either Moroso front springs (softer spring rate) or run stock small block springs up front.
Shocks-They need to be adjustable. These can range from inexpensive ones that need to be removed to adjust, to higher end shocks with knobs on the shock body to adjust the extension and compression separately. I recommend the easily adjusted ones. Driving home from the strip on 90/10 shocks aint the hot ticket.
Weight- Move the battery to the trunk. Add a weight bar as far back in the trunk as possible. An extra 100 lbs can be added when you go to the track and taken out for street use. Make sure you abide by NHRA rules for the weight and weight bar construction. In a hard crash the rear seat wont stop that 100 lbs from flying forward and taking your head off. Glass hood, fenders, front bumper, no wheel wells, etc. Anything to get the weight off the front.
Traction-The front aint goin up if the tires are spinning. Cal tracs or similar work well
Go to an NHRA or IHRA race and talk to the Stock Eliminator guys. They have this stuff figured out. They run 9's and 10,s on a 9'' slick with stock type suspension.
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Much appreciated, Cal1230! I always figured putting as much HP at the wheels and the laws of physics would take over.
My car weighed in at 3790. Its all steel and and stock. Guess I should start thinking about shedding a few pounds.
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