Moving my springs inboard & I think I'm going with sliders. Pro & Cons for doing this on a 90% Strip / 10% Street car? Can't seem to find a good answer to this yet. Thanks.
Just installed some Caltrac bars, split mono's & adjustable Rancho shocks along with the 8.5" posi. I wanted to make sure the rear end was good and it is. So, now I'm ready to move in the springs so I can fit some 255 Drag radials in there.
think about what is going on with the rearend housing at launch. The tire is being forced to begin to rotate one way , the torque applied to the rear axle is causing the axle housing to want to rotate in the opposite direction. You can either choose to harness this energy , and free it up to allow it to work more for you, or keep it tied to a shackle where it will prolly just deflect the spring and give marginal results with whatever traction aid your using.If you're starting from scratch, put them in. Seem fairly easy to install/setup, and they do look cool.
I do understand their design and concept..But I'm just saying, I really don't think there's much of an advantage over shackles for a drag application. The front half of the spring is crucial in a drag application..The rear half is more or less the spring rate, and technically can be controlled by a good adjustable shock.
Probably easier to weld them to the rail then to drill/sleeve the rail for a shackle..Put them in.
Thanks. I got the blueprints from 62Civa and have started the front mounts. I also just got my sliders in from Speedway motors. Only 40 bucks a piece and they are the roller bearing type too. Next weekend, the cutting begins. (leafsprings & minitub) :devil:I have moved them in board use a piece of 4x4 .125wall there is a great thread on here with great pics,, here it is http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103420