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Old 03-12-2003, 07:20 PM
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ive got a 600 hp sbc in a 5000lb truck. need to know what i can do to keep the rear from twisting oout from under it. have harden axels,and an alburn pos unit. i think the gears will handle it but the leaf springs dont think they will. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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Old 03-13-2003, 01:24 PM
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Sounds like a 4 link setup is what ya need.
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Old 03-14-2003, 01:54 PM
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A four link WILL work but are you prepared for the work involved?
Do you want to go with coilovers with a truck <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" /> , if you do - forget hauling much.
If you want the best of both and a bi-chin setup go airbags. $$$$$
Ladder bars will have the same effect as the four link but without as much work.
And you can retain your stock leaf springs.
Traction bars will also work but with less effectiveness as the others.
It all depends on what you are going to do with this truck, is it 2 or 4 wheel drive?
Anyone that wants to put that much power in a truck is going to use it for a specific reason.
Either way, you have realized a problem with your leaf springs the same way many others with leaf sprung cars have, axle wrap.
The whole thing depends on what you can afford, and if you can do the fabrication yourself you can save a bundle.

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