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Old 07-17-2010, 12:34 AM
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setting up the rearend so it transfer the weight to the rear tires

I posted the pics, I have been working on this for ten years now and its almost done. I have a 572 crate engine and the thing just sits and burns rubber. I have been told my suspension is not tuned correctly to transfer the weight??
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Without me knowing where the pics are can you tell us what it is? leaves ,coils,etc etc. I know we used to lighten the torsion bars on mopars to move the weight back but without knowing your setup its kinda hard. Off hand I'd say if you arent wheel hoping just start increasing rubber size. You get a big enough set of hoosiers under there they'll tame the spin
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I posted the pics, I have been working on this for ten years now and its almost done. I have a 572 crate engine and the thing just sits and burns rubber. I have been told my suspension is not tuned correctly to transfer the weight??

Year , make model of the vehicle?

As a start point You would need to read articles written by Billy Shope. I do not have th elink on this computer.. Billy will respond here or a person with the link to his stuff
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setting up the rearend so it transfer the weight to the rear tires

Well, I tried to post the pics. somehow they are in here some where and I think this forum has to approve them.

Its a 57 chevy truck. it has a 83 camaro front clip, the frame has been narrowed and boxed. It has a Chris Alstons ladder bar coil over with a narrowed 9 inch ford with a currie 3rd member. It has M/T N-50s on the rear.

I have a hard time hooking up and I have a 8/71 to go on it next, but I just sit and spin now.. I was told that my ladder bar set up is not "set up" In order for me to drive this thing i have to feather the gas pedal and i dont dare hit the gas unless I am "squared up" with the road..

I can take this to someone like "fast eddies" for the "set up" but, I dealt with him one time and I didnt have a very good experience.

so if anyone has any suggestions, let me know

I just went out and took some more pictures and will try to load them up.

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Well, I tried to post the pics. somehow they are in here some where and I think this forum has to approve them.

Its a 57 chevy truck. it has a 83 camaro front clip, the frame has been narrowed and boxed. It has a Chris Alstons ladder bar coil over with a narrowed 9 inch ford with a currie 3rd member. It has M/T N-50s on the rear.

I have a hard time hooking up and I have a 8/71 to go on it next, but I just sit and spin now.. I was told that my ladder bar set up is not "set up" In order for me to drive this thing i have to feather the gas pedal and i dont dare hit the gas unless I am "squared up" with the road..

I can take this to someone like "fast eddies" for the "set up" but, I dealt with him one time and I didnt have a very good experience.

so if anyone has any suggestions, let me know

I just went out and took some more pictures and will try to load them up.

Phil

Just do a general internet search Billy Shope you wil get all the info necessary to figure it out.
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The truck is going to be hard to hook no matter what you do, as your front to back weight distribution is not good.

I have a S10 with a mild 406 that is tubbed and I run 31"X18.5X15 MT Sportsmans. It blows them off easily. I have raced it with 31X14X15 Hoosier slicks and the difference is night and day. My 4-link is set to neutral preload. I still spin, but not bad.

You will need the best street slick you can find if you want any hope to hook at all with your setup. 90/10 shocks up front and adjustable shocks in rear will help.

Good luck. Wish I could see the pics.
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Thanks for the info guys, I tried to reset the pixels on my camera ( I guess thats the problem) I will try again. I am the 2nd owner ( my grandfather was the first) It was given to me in 81 and I restored it to original in 85 lost it in a nasty divorce in 86. I got it back in 2000 ( i got it back for 100 bucks trashed, after she smoked everything she got in the divorce including 2 homes) and finally got it running about 2 months ago. I am going to try to set up a album on this site


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Year , make model of the vehicle?

As a start point You would need to read articles written by Billy Shope. I do not have th elink on this computer.. Billy will respond here or a person with the link to his stuff
http://www.racetec.cc/shope
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Thanks guys, theres a lot of reading to do. I did finally get three pics on the photo gallery a red 57 chevy p/u with a hydraclic tilt bed....couldnt change from DOT to the goodyears very easy without the tilt


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....couldnt change from DOT to the goodyears very easy without the tilt
Tilt would be nice, most of us need to drop the rear suspension.

How about taking the "F" bomb out of the first picture description...
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I had a ruff time even getting the pictures uploaded.....but i will try to change the discription
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