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Help me hook! C10 traction probs

Just got the fresh 496 put in and looking to get better traction. My truck is a 1983 Chevy c10 short bed with stock susp except for overload springs removed. Has Lakewood bars and stock shocks. Was thinking of Caltracs and drag shocks. Is this the best route without breaking the bank? Any ideas? Thanks!

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Cal-Tracs are good, but the stock truck spring is way too stiff for racing even with the overloads removed. You will have to decide....Race truck and lighter spring pack with no hauling of heavy loads, or stock spring and lack of hooking as good as it could.

You could experiment with removing some leaves to soften the stock pack, or see about a different spring....maybe Cal-Trac can guide you.

Cal-Trac recommends the 9-way adjustable Rancho RSX9000 series shocks.
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good info! thanks
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Traction bars though not as good can be tuned.One good thing to do is lengthen them if the snubber is not hitting near the spring bolt. Adjust up the right side with the J bolts. If you have a front sway bar,try removing that. The front end needs to lift for weight transfer. Rear ride height cant be too high compared to front.you need a racing tire out back,,,,
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Ive got 31x14.5x15 MT slicks. Starting to think I should have gone with a shorter tire to keep the truck level.
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