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Old 03-03-2004, 07:14 AM
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ladder bar plans?

Hey everybody, I have a 70 chevelle malibu, hence the name. Well here goes, i put in a 2400 stall over the weekend and I now have wheel hop and no traction off the line, no suprise there. I really don't want to pay $200 for a pair of ladder bars, so i was wondering if anyone would happen to have any plans?

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Does your car have air shocks or is lifted in the rear in any way?

Chevelle suspension works best at stock height, where all the control arms etc are level.

Try that 1st.
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:39 AM
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Send me your email address in a PM and I'll send you a tech article I wrote several years ago on making your own ladder bars.
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Ladder bars would not work all that well in your situation. They are better suited for leaf spring or coil over non street cars. You need to stiffen up the lower controll arms. You can buy available drag race type re-enforced lower arms or replace your stock arm bushings with solid or urethane. Here's a low buck trick from back when,,, drive large nails #16 or so, into the rubber bushings in the controll arms (use an air type gun). This little trick, along with some 50-50 rear shocks will controll wheel hop and still be streetable.
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Alright awesome guys, thanks for all the help. Yeah i was planning on putting some 50/50 shocks in. The car is raised up higher than stock all around. Once again, thanks for the ideas everybody, and I'll email you willys for some plans so i'll have some laying around in case i need them some day.

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Old 03-03-2004, 09:30 AM
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My design overcomes the binding problems usually associated with ladder bars on the street. Best of both worlds - 100% control of ladders with stock suspension performance.
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