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Old 05-22-2012, 07:25 PM
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Facinating read from everyone. Been 30 years or more since I drag raced. Just curious what does "back halfing" mean? sorry to break up the thread.

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Very briefly it's installing a different rear end suspension (and often a different rear end and housing), and crossmembers, etc. to help handling and/or traction. It may be a 4-link, or ladder bar (shown), or some other set-up. Usually includes a roll bar or cage to tie the chassis together along w/connections between the front and rear on cars with subframes/unibodies.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by cobalt327
Any reason you're not using a transbrake? If your not traction limited it'll help the 60' and that helps the ET more than just the reduction in 60' time...
Yeah, money,
I just replaced the trans with one that has a TCI reverse manual VB and all good clutches and stuff, got it for a little more than I was planning on spending for a manual VB and a deep pan, and it has both. The TCI trans I was running before has had chronic leaks, and running an JW UltraBell, the pump bolts don't seem to want to stay tight. As I get time and money, I am going to go through that trans, replace the case if necessary, and build it for a brake. Finding sponsorship would speed up a lot of these plans, and I've got some folks interested in doing so, but "the time isn't quite right just yet".
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