Use the floaters on the housing,allows the housing to rotate freely so all reaction forces are thru the ladder bar.Leaf just holds the car up.
I think its cool, but the nostalgia thing can run you backwards- technology wise- to the point that you have more problems/draw backs than is necessary.lt1_performance said:what are your thoughts on the "nostalgia" setup?
That's true to a point, depending on how much power you sock to the rear. I've managed to make the stock setup work pretty good even without that dang pinion snubber that most Mopar people seem to like. I hate it. The stock setup seems to give up once you get into the 11's....and that too depends on vehicle weight etc.barnym17 said:If you really want nostalgia use the mopar style leafs only with a few tricks they hook very well probably better than ladder bars in the right hands.
Yes.lt1_performance said:Well the car will be almost all track dedicated so really I dont need a multi-purpose suspension. But I do want to run quick ET's and eventually add a blower or something to push it to the 9's or possibly quicker. Would this suspension be capable of that?
Of course it's limited!lt1_performance said:There looks to be a few more limitations with this setup but it still seems like the best plan...
I know you must!lt1_performance said:Well who doesnt enjoy a challenge?
I have to disagree with that. I've run cars with a leaf system and with a ladder bar setup and I'll take the ladders any time over a leaf setup, especially on a faster car. Also, leaf springs do wear out and the more abuse they take, the faster that is. Not only are they supporting the weight of the car, they are also taking all the punishment of what the engine can dish out to them. With ladders, the springs don't have a whole lot to do since the ladders take all the punishment of the launch.....and my cars seem to break the clamp bolts pretty fast so instead, I stack my springs differently and don't bother with tight clamping them.barnym17 said:Leafs with the fronts clamped up in the front will give good results about as good as ladder bar and easier to do..