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Old 01-12-2011, 07:34 PM
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Ok after getting mixed emotions on boxing the frame in...LOL I am now considering a ladder bar set up instead of new leaf springs, new shocks and some sort of caltrac ..
SO........... #1 are they hard to setup ?
#2 Is there a reasonable kit out there ? I see alot on ebay and sorts ??
#3 Anyone have any specs ???
#4 Cant i adjust ride height with that setup ???

Let me know if i'm nuts or if you have any info that could help ! THANKS

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:43 PM
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They are not hard to set up and yes you can adjust ride height but will need to readjust for correct pinion angle if ride height is changed. Comp engineering ladder links are really good for the money. Stay away from any ladder links that the double adjustment on the lower bar is threaded into the tube. It's a pain to adjust that way. Also if you decide to go ladder bars you will need a diagonal link. They are not real street friendly. Makes lots of pops and noises. And if you are gonna race it are you going to try to run any stock suspension classes? If you decide to go this route let me know and I will help you with setup and adjustments.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:57 PM
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How bad for the street ???? Gonna be a street strip truck. I just figured if I was gonna go throught the hassel of new lowering springs, caltrac, and shocks, I also cutting down a 8.8 so i need new perches and all that jazz, figured go with that setup instead ..........

Note , only racing i will be doing is bracket racing, so suspension is no concern, and as far as the street , with the price of gas it wont be much. maybe a cruise night here and there and to the track.

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if your gona run a class check your rules. the 275 radial classes i have run adds 50lbs for ladder bars and honestly they arnt that much better than a set of caltracs. maybe just easier to set up. but the ende result is similar.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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im thinking of doing away with my bars... was told awhile ago to do it .... and will soon...
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:53 PM
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I found these im gonna try them out http://www.hotrodsandhemis.com/Traction.html easy to fab up let me know what you think
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You need to talk to mike about a set of daggers if possible. PM him.
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Here is my take...stock suspension will only get more popular...this will effect the resale IF that is of concern to u....bolt on versus weld onbesides the rear(unless u buy aftermarket)...again this is YOUR truck. I would take both J drag and fast suggestions....they are dead on. Not everybodys rules are the same...
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