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Old 01-11-2006, 09:38 AM
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traction

i've got a 1963 chevy fleetside pickup and all i do is spin the tires. just wondering if there was anything i could do to get some traction, the truck is pretty much stock.

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1) better tires
2) better suspension
3) weight in the bed
4) ...... .......don't mash the gas so hard......

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what do you mean better suspension. all it has is trailing arms, coil springs and shocks. theres not much i can do. that i know of
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what do you mean better suspension. all it has is trailing arms, coil springs and shocks. theres not much i can do. that i know of

You said tireS.... so I conclude you already have a posi-traction of some kind.

Super sticky tires....
Shorter and stiffer springs and/or stiffer shocks so the rear won't squat when launching. Maybe airbags inside the coils springs.

Other than that, balast in the rear and better weight transfer to the rear.
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what do you mean better suspension. all it has is trailing arms, coil springs and shocks. theres not much i can do. that i know of
The front suspension is as important as the rear suspension. The better it transfers weight to the rear, the better your traction will be.
The first rule of traction is 'Traction Begets Traction'. If you don't have the tires to start the weight transfer process, you'll never get the traction you need.
Go to www.google.com and search for words like drag racing suspension or weitght transfer.
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launching my pickup

I've got a 1963 chevy shortbed pickup with a fairly close to stock 350 and a 700r4 in it. I think it has 3:73's in it. My problem is that i want to get more weight transfer to get the truck to hook up. it has coil springs in the front and back but the suspension is all stock. any help would be great.
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with that 4 coils suspension you will be hard pressed to get a better weight transfer then those HUGH FACTORY ladder bars

sounds to me a Posi chunk & some wider stickier sneakers for the back

New springs might help it too

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I've got a 1963 chevy shortbed pickup with a fairly close to stock 350 and a 700r4 in it. I think it has 3:73's in it. My problem is that i want to get more weight transfer to get the truck to hook up. it has coil springs in the front and back but the suspension is all stock. any help would be great.

I merged the two posts together..........this has been hashed out already....
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