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Old 05-10-2004, 06:20 PM
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need ladder bars?

i have a 76 gmc sprint sp (el camino ss) and was wondering if ladder bars would be useful. it has tweaked sbc 400, th350c trans, and 10 bolt open rear end. it has never wheel hopped and i plan on putting a posi in it. would putting bolt on ladder bars on it be worth the money, and who makes some for this year car?

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Old 05-10-2004, 06:24 PM
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Don't think that they are worth the money, or that you need them. I had a 454 LS6 in a Chevelle and didn't need them, why would you?
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:34 PM
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i just thought that they might help off the line to be quicker and launch harder. also, do you know where the code is to identify exactly what type of rear end and gear i have?
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i would suggest getting some boxed trailing arms and polyurethane bushings, that will stiffen up the rear suspension and help get the power to the ground.
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You don't yet have the problem that ladder bars solve. If and when you beef up your engine to the point you start wheel hopping, then you will need some sort of traction device. My preference is good old ladder bars but there are many options out there.
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Old 05-11-2004, 03:05 PM
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where can i get some boxed trailing arms? i dont think ive ever seen them in any catalouge
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where can i get some boxed trailing arms? i dont think ive ever seen them in any catalouge
National Parts Depot, and Original Parts Group Inc. have them.
Edelbrock, and Hotchkis, both make them.
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summit and jegs also have them.
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