Drag Racing Tech - HElping with setting up my rear suspension
04-17-2006, 04:57 PM
Ok for starters I have an 01 Firehawk with the bilstien suspension in it. I still have the stock TA and everything. last year before I did all my mods I had no problems getting traction leaving the line at the track.
Now with all my mods and 16 psi of air in my BFG DR's trying to leave the line at 2500rpm and higher just blows the tires loose, and I heat them up pretty good.
So I am thinking of starting with a Spohn Adjustable TA (tranny mount no room for a chassis mount with y pipe) And thinking LCA relocation brackets. Also keep in mind that I am planning on upgrading to a 9inch rear at some point in the next year or so. Any input would be awesome.
04-18-2006, 04:27 PM
04-19-2006, 09:03 AM
Anyone? I am picking up a 10 bolt with 4.10's, girdle, and stud kit. Should I get LcA relocation brackets welded on while before I put it in?Thoughts opinions.
04-19-2006, 09:40 AM
The biggest thing you can do at your hp level for traction is ditch the BFG's and go to MT Drag Radials....been there...makes a huge difference.
LCA brackets are a good bang for the buck. I'd do that and the MT's and test the car. Might be all you'll need for a great hook.
BTW, the LCA brackets need to be installed after the rear is installed so you can take the proper measurements on the car...easy to do....only problem is the 10bolt brackets should be sold with the 10bolt. Buy new brackets when you upgrade to the Moser 9 or 12bolt.
I like Spohn stuff...bought the LCA brackets, TA, etc from him...good quality.
04-19-2006, 09:42 AM
BTW, unhook the front sway bar at the track for better weight transfer....easy to do....drop the end links
05-08-2006, 08:38 PM
went to that track the other week and used my buddies MT street (no radial), since my BFG's are now bald, wow what a difference. With the addition of those and the 4.10 gears I managed a 1.7 60' and a new personal best E.T. of firstname.lastname@example.org with a 1.8 60' and I still had the sway bar hooked up. Now with a little suspension work and some new rubber for my wheels here we come 1.6 60's.
05-08-2006, 09:57 PM
Congrats on the new times
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