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Old 11-28-2005, 07:58 AM
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The geometry involved in doing the ladder bar suspension kind of intimidates me. I have been thinking on how I could make things a bit easier for me. I know that leaf spring pinion angle should be about 4 deg and ladder bar approximately about 2 deg. Here is my thought and I am looking for opinions. I would leave the leafs in place and install (tack) the ladder bars at ride height. I feel that if I do it this way, the rear end will be in the original location with only the pinion angle to deal with. I would then remove the rear end remove the leaf spring hardware and weld the unit up. The shock mounts are adjustable up to about 5" Whatcha think????

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Old 11-28-2005, 10:49 AM
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Can I ask why you are doing this? Just curious. What is the intended end usage? Street? Strip? If you are drag racing have you tried Cal-Tracs or Slide-a-Link Bars? These are known to work wonders on a leaf spring suspension set-up for drag racing and are a lot more street friendly then ladder bars.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:34 AM
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I understand what you are saying about the Cal tracs. I have the ladderbars setup. I purchased this about two years ago and will install it this winter. The car does see limited street use and It will be run down the track.
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